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Dear Friends of Cooper:“Look for the helpers. You can always find people who are helping.”– Fred RogersDuring this extraordinary time, it’s easy to feel anxious and helpless. However, we have seen the people of New Jersey come together in times of

“Look for the helpers. You can always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers During this extraordinary time, it’s easy to feel anxious and helpless. However, we have seen the people of New Jersey come together in times of crisis – and this time is no different. Many of you have already reached out asking how you can help support the efforts of front-line healthcare professionals at Cooper University Health Care – and we cannot thank you enough. To assist in these efforts, George... Read more →


COVID-19 Checklist for NJ to Help Keep Residents Informed

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. KIMBERLEE BONGARD | MARCH 19, 2020 | MORE ISSUES, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ The COVID-19 pandemic is moving almost too quickly to track. An updated look at many of the closures and the exceptions statewide The closures have been ordered, or voluntarily undertaken, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. In an attempt to slow... Read more →


CNB Business: The Cooper Foundation Welcomes Rob Ortiz, Vice President of Development

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Robert Ortiz, Jr., JD, has joined The Cooper Foundation team as Vice President of Development. Ortiz will oversee the Foundation’s donor engagement and fundraising campaigns. He will be responsible for expanding the organization’s donor base to support Cooper's mission - to serve, to heal, to educate. Ortiz brings more than eight years of development experience to Cooper and has a proven track record of successful fundraising and planned giving programs. His previous position was the Director of Gift Planning at the University of... Read more →


Inaugural Cardiology Reception Raises $180,000 for Cardiac Research and Education at Cooper

Earlier this week, more than 100 people gathered at Caffe Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill for the Inaugural Cardiology Fundraising Reception, raising $180,000 for cardiac research and education at Cooper University Health Care. Cooper cardiologists Phillip A. Koren, MD, Fredric L. Ginsberg, MD, Kathleen Heintz, DO, Michael Rosenbloom, MD, and Perry J. Weinstock, MD, along with The Cooper Foundation, hosted the event in celebration of American Heart Month. All proceeds stay local and benefit cardiac patients right here in South Jersey. “Heart disease is the... Read more →


We Must Hear From Bloomberg's "Kill It" Victim 

by Bill Donahue | CNBnewsnet February 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Michael Bloomberg's treatment of female employees: In the South Carolina presidential debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren commented that when she was a special-education teacher she was happy not to have a boss like Michael Bloomberg. She recounted how he allegedly said to one of his pregnant employees, "Kill It!" Bloomberg denied the accusation. In 1997, Bloomberg was sued by Sekiko Sakai Garrison. He settled with the Japanese woman, but neither the amount... Read more →


Susan M. Underwood, of Gloucester City; Cooper and St. Christopher Hospitals Heartcare Specialist

Susan M Underwood Sewell - Susan M. Underwood passed away suddenly on February 20, 2020 after a lengthy illness. She dedicated 40+ years in medicine at Cooper University Hospital in the operating room heart team and as a perfusionist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Sue was a 1967 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, then attended Cooper Nursing School. Sue was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and a devoted parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Sue had a passion for life and loved... Read more →


Attention Camden County Residents, Flu Shots Still Available

The Freeholder Board is reminding residents that it’s not too late to receive the influenza vaccination. Although flu season started several months ago, the Centers for Disease Control warns that flu activity most often peaks between December and February, and the New Jersey Department of Health is currently reporting high levels of influenza activity in all regions and counties. “Flu season stretches through the winter months, and in some years influenza activity has peaked as late as March” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the... Read more →


Philadelphia 76ers Announce Community Partnership with Cooper University Health Care

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers announced a community-focused partnership with Camden’s Cooper University Health Care, the leading academic health system in South Jersey. Cooper is now an Official Partner of the 76ers. “Community engagement is one of our core values and we’re thrilled that this partnership with Cooper University Health Care will create new avenues to positively impact youth in the City of Camden,” Philadelphia 76ers President Chris Heck said. “Basketball has the power to bring people together and drive meaningful growth and change in... Read more →


FREE VALENTINE’S DAY COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER AT FATIMA CATHOLIC OUTREACH

The Bucks County Family Service Center (BCFSC), a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), will host a free Valentine’s Day baby shower for expectant mothers and families in the local community. The theme is, “Baby Love.” Expectant mothers and families with children under one year of age are expected to attend. Highlights of the day will include refreshments, raffle prizes, Valentine’s Day themed games, and more. Friday, February 14, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fatima Catholic Outreach Center 2915... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Receives $500,000 Grant to Develop Violence Intervention Program

Cooper is one of nine hospital-based sites across New Jersey selected for this new initiative (Camden, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care was one of nine sites in New Jersey announced by Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewel today to receive a $500,000 federal grant as part of a new hospital-based violence prevention program in the state. Cooper, in partnership with Camden’s Center for Family Services, will use the funds to provide a range of education, social services, case management, and substance... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care First Hospital In the World to Use New Virtual Reality System for Stroke Rehabilitation

(Camden, NJ) Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in the world to use a new virtual reality (VR) system for patient rehabilitation following a stroke, announced Tudor G. Jovin, MD, chief and chairman of the Cooper Neurological Institute, and internationally renowned neurologist and researcher. Prior to the commercial launch of The REAL™ Immersive System, a team of physicians and therapists at the Cooper Neurological Institute (CNI) worked closely with California-based medical device producer, Penumbra, in the research and development phase for the... Read more →


Can a Smartwatch Help Identify Atrial Fibrillation? Cooper University Health Care Cardiologist Among Investigators of Large-Scale Study

(Camden, NJ) – Andrea Russo, MD, a cardiologist and director of electrophysiology and arrhythmia services at Cooper University Health Care, was one of the lead investigators in a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which examined the ability of smartwatches to detect atrial fibrillation in users. Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that, without treatment, increases a person’s risk of stroke. The study looked at Apple Watches and their ability to detect AFib. Each of the watches... Read more →


CNB Medical: Let’s Talk Thyroid Health

Have you had your thyroid checked lately? A healthy thyroid is vital for a healthy you! Located in the front of the neck, this butterfly-shaped endocrine gland secretes hormones which are important in regulating the metabolic rate and protein synthesis. The thyroid uses iodine and tyrosine (one of the 20 standard amino acids) to produce thyroxine, also known as T4, the primary hormone produced by the gland. After delivery via the bloodstream to the body’s tissues, a small portion of the T4 released from the... Read more →


Cooper Employees Adopt- a-Family

Adopt-A-Family For the tenth year in a row, employees of Cooper University Health Care came together to help local families in need this holiday season. Cooper employees “adopted” more than 500 people and generously donated 3,000 toys, 2,000 items of clothing, 120 home and kitchen goods, and 150 gift cards for groceries to fulfill holiday wishes for children and their families. “Cooper employees go above and beyond to spread joy to our neighbors in need,” stated Susan Bass Levin, President & CEO of The Cooper... Read more →


Partners of Cooper Hospital Making Holiday Wishes Come True

Cooper Hospital Community Partners: Making Holiday Wishes Come True! Thank you to our Holiday Partners for thinking of Cooper patients and their families this holiday season. Happy kids heal faster and thanks to our donors’ big hearts and willingness to give back, our youngest patients spending the holidays in the hospital will have toys, games and books to bring comfort and joy to their stay. Pictured Above (clockwise): 1. Donations of toys and games from The Dream Foundation to the Child Life Program at Cooper.... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes in Surgical Care

From the American College of Surgeons (Camden, NJ) — Cooper University Health Care is one of only 88 hospital nationally that have been recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) 2019 for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. “We are proud to receive this recognition from the American College of Surgeons which is a reflection of our ongoing dedication and commitment to providing outstanding surgical care for our patients,” said Francis R. Spitz, MD, FACS, vice chief... Read more →


New Study at Temple Shows Extra Virgin Olive Oil Staves Off Multiple Forms of Dementia in Mice

(Philadelphia, PA) – Boosting brain function is key to staving off the effects of aging. And if there was one thing every person should consider doing right now to keep their brain young, it is to add extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to their diet, according to research by scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). EVOO is a superfood, rich in cell-protecting antioxidants and known for its multiple health benefits, including helping put the brakes on diseases linked to... Read more →


Make it a Holiday of Hope this Season  

The Cooper Foundation offers several ways you can give back to the community this season and make it a holiday of hope for those in need. Trauma Snowflake Fundraiser – Click here to purchase a snowflake in honor or memory of a loved one and support trauma patients and their families. Your snowflake will be on display in the DiFlorio Family Healing Garden in December. Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Help children in need by donating a book, game or toy to the Johnny M.... Read more →


Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Raises $1M to Fight Breast, Gynecologic Cancer 

The Cooper Foundation’s 10th Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch last month raised a record-breaking $1 MILLION for breast and gynecologic cancer research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. More than 850 people attended the brunch, which is the largest, most successful fundraiser benefiting breast and gynecologic cancer in the Delaware Valley. “Pink Roses Teal Magnolias is a healing movement fueled by the power of hope and the strength of sisterhood that supports fellow survivors and advocates for research and care... Read more →


Deborah Heart and Lung Center Receives $5 Million Gift

BROWNS MILLS, NJ – (November 12, 2019) – Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey’s only specialty cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular hospital, located in Burlington County, has announced a $5 million gift from Gregory Olsen, PhD., to Deborah100: The Campaign. It is the largest single gift by an individual to Deborah in its 97-year history, and ranks among the largest gifts ever made to a New Jersey hospital. Deborah100 is a multi-year initiative to add new patient floors all with private inpatient suites. Dr. Olsen’s... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Raises $30,000 for Hurricane Dorian Relief

Camden, NJ – Cooper University Health Care Chairman George E. Norcross III announced that the health system, through The Cooper Foundation, has raised $30,000 to provide support to those affected by Hurricane Dorian which devastated the island nation of the Bahamas in early September. Mr. Norcross kicked-off the fundraising effort with a personal donation of $5,000. “More than a month after the hurricane leveled entire communities there, the need for humanitarian help is still urgently needed,” said Mr. Norcross. “I want to acknowledge Cooper’s board... Read more →


South Jersey Auto Dealer Donates Three Mini Cars for Kids at Cooper University Health Care

Young Patients Will Ride in Style to the OR – Helping to Relieve Fear and Anxiety (Camden, NJ) – Having surgery can be stressful for anyone, but especially for children. Thanks to a special donation from Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group, children at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper will now have a new way to relieve some of their stress and anxiety while preparing for surgery. Representatives of the auto group visited Cooper on October 17 to donate three mini, luxury remote-controlled cars – a... Read more →


Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group Donates Mini Cars for Kids at Cooper University Health

Car dealers visit Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper to donate mini cars for kids having surgery Young Patients Will Ride in Style to the OR – Helping to Relieve Fear and Anxiety Having surgery can be stressful for anyone, but especially for children. Thanks to a special donation from Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group, children at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper will now have a new way to relieve some of their stress and anxiety while preparing for surgery. Representatives of the auto group visited... Read more →


Community Partner Spotlight: The Goddard School of Cherry Hill

Last month, the Goddard School of Cherry Hill hosted a Luau Family Fun Day for a great cause. Parents, children, staff and volunteers enjoyed food, crafts, raffle baskets, a DJ, face painting and more - with event proceeds benefiting the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Elisabeth Simon, Director of the Goddard School of Cherry Hill, said that breast cancer has hit close to home this year, as two of their moms were recently diagnosed. During the year, staff... Read more →


Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner Raises $125,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner Raises $125,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper More Than $1 Million Raised Since First Event in 2011 CAMDEN, N.J. – Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, announced that the Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner, held on Sept. 17, raised $125,000 for the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Since its founding in 2011, this annual event has raised more than $1... Read more →


Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Announces Establishment of Bahamian Relief Fund to Help Victims of Hurricane Dorian

Camden, NJ -- Camden, NJ -- Cooper University Health Care Chairman George E. Norcross III announced that the health system, through The Cooper Foundation, has established a Bahamian Relief Fund to provide support to those affected by Hurricane Dorian that devastated the island nation last week. In the past few years, Cooper employees have contributed over $45,000 for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Houston following Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey. Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III has kicked-off the fundraising effort with a... Read more →


Scientists triple storage time of human donor livers

NIH-funded research project develops new method to preserve human livers for transplantation. Monday, September 9, 2019 The machine profusion process helps supercool the liver without freezing the tissue.Massachusetts General Hospital Scientists have greatly extended the amount of time human livers can be stored for transplantation by modifying a previous protocol to extend the viability of rat livers. Previously, human livers were only viable for an average of nine hours, but the new method of preservation maintains liver tissue for up to 27 hours, giving transplant... Read more →


Aesthetics of Skin Cancer Therapy may vary by Treatment Type

Credit: Getty Images/Casarsa Guru While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers. Gloucestercitynews.net--Newswise — HERSHEY, Pa. — While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers. In a meta-analysis of 58 studies, a study led by Penn State College of Medicine compared four types of skin cancer treatments and found that while all four had similar... Read more →


*VIDEOS: Army Lt. Colonel Jim Nicholson Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (August 19,2019)—Army Lt. Col. James D.Nicholson of Gloucester City, New Jersey was laid to rest on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Approximately 80 people (family and friends) attended the service. The friends included retired military, former intelligence officers, military contractors, fellow journalists, along with Gloucester High School alumnus from the Class of 1960. Over his lifetime Mr. Nicholson worked for the Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Daily News, as well as serving in the U.S. Army and Marines.... Read more →


NJ American Water Announces Grant to Fund Cramer Hill Revitalization

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 12, 2019) (Gloucestercitynews.net)– Today, representatives from the City of Camden, New Jersey American Water, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Camden Special Services District (CSSD), St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society, community partners and Camden residents and business owners gathered for the announcement of a $981,464 Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) grant from New Jersey American Water to fund revitalization efforts in the Cramer Hill neighborhood in Camden. Today, representatives from the City of Camden, New Jersey American Water, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Camden Special Services District... Read more →


The Cooper Foundation is Accepting Applications for Camden City Community Grant Program

CAMDEN CITY, NJ – George E. Norcross, III, chairman of the Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees, announced today that The Cooper Foundation is now accepting applications for the first-ever Camden City Community Grant Program. Grant applications are due by Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. The Norcross Foundation, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation initially announced the new $1 million grant program in January 2019. These community building grants will be awarded over the next five years to Camden City... Read more →


An Arizona Transplant Family is Celebrating National Minority Donor Awareness Week:

Please Register to be a Life-Saving Organ or Tissue Donor (Bellemont, Arizona)(Gloucestercitynews.net)-- August 1st - 7th is recognized as National Minority Donor Awareness Week, which was created in 1998 to increase our nation’s consciousness of the need for more organ and tissue donors -- especially among multicultural communities. National Minority Donor Awareness Week honors communities of color who have been donors, and encourages others to register as donors. It is about empowering multicultural communities to save and heal lives by registering as organ and tissue... Read more →


Support Lung Cancer Research

Camden City, NJ--Twelve years ago, the Fifis family lost a great man, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to lung cancer. His sons made a promise - to help find a cure for lung cancer and the Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper was born. Now in its 9th year, the Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner raises funds and awareness to advance MD Anderson at Cooper’s mission by ensuring that our neighbors have access to the... Read more →


Cooper Honors Employee John Bishop for Heroic Actions

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Seniors leaders and staff of Cooper University Health Care gathered to celebrate Cooper employee John Bishop who heroically saved a woman who was being brutally attacked alongside a busy South Jersey highway June 6, 2019. Putting his own safety aside and thanks to his quick actions, he was able to rescue the victim and subdue the perpetrator until police could arrive. Police credit him with saving the woman’s life. “Every day Cooper employees save the lives of others. But what John did... Read more →


Cooper Researchers: Climate change may have brought flesh-eating infection to previously unaffected waters

Katherine Doktor, MD, MS (CAMDEN CITY, NJ)-(Gloucestercitynews.net)--In a case report published June 17, 2019, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at Cooper University Health Care caution that rising water temperatures in the Delaware Bay may be to blame for an increased number of local cases of Vibrio vulnificus (V. vulnificus), a flesh-eating infection that can occur after handling or consumption of seafood. In the article, the team of infectious disease specialists at Cooper, including Katherine Doktor, MD, and Henry Fraimow, MD, and clinical pharmacists... Read more →