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MLB Moves All Star Game because of Georgia’s New Election Law

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the 2021 All-Star Game: “Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views. I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft. “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box. In 2020, MLB became the first professional sports league to join the non-partisan Civic Alliance to help build a future in which everyone participates in shaping the United States. We proudly used our platform to encourage baseball... Read more →

U.S. Army Surgeon General Visits Cooper University Health Care

VIDEO CLIP FROM EVENT (CAMDEN, NJ) – On March 18, 2021, Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, The U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Cooper University Health Care to meet with hospital leadership and current Army personnel embedded at Cooper as part of Army Medical Department Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training program. Cooper has one of the most extensive military training programs in the nation. As U.S. Army Surgeon General, LTG Dingle is the highest-ranking officer and oversees the entire U.S. Army Medical Corps. “We are honored that Lieutenant General Dingle visited Cooper to get a first-hand look at our how our Cooper medical experts, many of whom are current and former military, are providing the highest level of training to... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Report Exposes New Jersey’s Top Behavioral Health Providers

Report Comes on the Heels of Important Legislation Protecting Workers’ Rights and Improving Standards for Consumers Hamilton – Today, a new report was released that exposes how New Jersey’s top behavioral health providers have thrived as a group, while leaving the state’s consumers and their own employees behind. The report was released by United We Heal, a national movement of behavioral health workers supported by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) With more than 50,000 members providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services, AFSCME is the largest behavioral health workers union in the country. Today, a new report was released that exposes how New Jersey’s top behavioral health providers have thrived as a group, while leaving the state’s consumers and... Read more →

CONGRESSMAN Norcross Announces More Than $408K for Cancer Research at Coriell Institute

WASHINGTON POLITICS CAMDEN CITY NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, located in Camden City, has been awarded a $408,617 grant from the National Cancer Institute. This grant will go towards a research project aimed at exploring drug resistance in patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). “South Jersey continues to develop as a center for world-class medical research, and the Coriell Institute is leading the way with important initiatives to cure and prevent disease,” said Congressman Norcross. “Coriell’s groundbreaking research will assist in finding drugs that are more effective in treating people with cancer. I’m excited to see what this brilliant team in Camden will accomplish.” The project director for this research at Coriell is Dr.... Read more →

First Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center Opens in the Cramer Hill Section

(CAMDEN, NJ) - Cooper University Health Care will open the first neighborhood-based COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Camden. The Cramer Hill site will be open for vaccination appointments for Camden residents beginning Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. The Cramer Hill and East Camden section makes up 38% of Camden’s population, but accounts for 44% of COVID-19 cases in the City. The Kroc Center is a well-known facility providing a wide-range of community services and was visited by President Barack Obama in May 2015 when he called Camden “a symbol of promise for the nation.” As a place trusted by the community, the Kroc Center is a great location to not only provide access to the... Read more →

Washington Politics: Has The GOP Lost its way?

What should the Republican party look like after Donald Trump? For many prominent establishment figures, the only way back is to purge the forces that brought Trump to power. But others warn that rejecting the millions of voters who supported the former president is the wrong call for the American right. On Thursday, February 11, nonpartisan debate series Intelligence Squared U.S. tapes a live debate on the motion "The GOP Has Lost Its Way"with four prominent Conservatives squaring off. Arguing in favor of the motion are former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake and former Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo. Arguing against the motion are Wall Street Journal editorial board member Kimberley Ann Strassel and The Federalist co-founder Ben Domenech. Audience vote will determine the winner, based on... Read more →

What You Need to Know About Health in Gloucester City

Community health is a vital part of every city. Before you decide to move to Gloucester City, or if you are unsure of the best ways to care for your health within the city, this guide will explore everything that you need to know about healthcare and family health in New Jersey and the surrounding area. What should you know about health in New Jersey? Healthcare is generally sufficient within New Jersey, with the two leading causes of death in the state being heart disease and cancer, which is in line with that of the rest of the nation. However, it is important to know that New Jersey is one of the worst states in the country in terms of air pollution, which could potentially... Read more →

NEW STUDY: Air Purifiers May Do More Harm Than Good...

...in Confined Spaces with Airborne Viruses A computation shows air purifiers in elevators and other confined spaces can actually increase saliva droplet dispersal, spreading COVID-19. 25-Jan-2021 10:00 AM EST, by American Institute of Physics (AIP) 3 favorite_border Talib Dbouk and Dimitris Drikakis The video shows the velocity contour isosurfaces and droplet spread inside an elevator when using an air purifier. The air purifier increases the droplet spread because the air intake integrated inside the purifier equipment induces flow circulation that can add to the transport of contaminated saliva droplets in the cabin. Newswise — WASHINGTON, January 26, 2021 -- The positions of air inlets and outlets in confined spaces, such as elevators, greatly affect airborne virus transmission. In Physics of Fluids, by AIP Publishing, researchers... Read more →

90-Bed Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Cherry Hill Opens

THE RECOVERY VILLAGE CHERRY HILL AT COOPER New inpatient center to offer treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions LAKE WORTH, FL - (January 13, 2021) - Advanced Recovery Systems and Cooper University Health Care announces that it will open The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper, a new, 90-bed inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Cherry Hill, NJ, on Monday, January 18, 2021. This state-of-the-art facility offers a full continuum of care for adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. As two leaders in behavioral health care, the joint venture between Cooper and Advanced Recovery Systems, a national leader in operating effective treatment centers for those struggling with drug addiction, will help meet an urgent need in the... Read more →

New Jersey's Vaccination Phases; Who is Eligible

Last Updated: 01/14/2021 New Jersey is rolling out COVID-19 vaccines step-by-step to serve all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the state. The State's goal is to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population – or 4.7 million adults – within six months. While the State's current plan is highlighted below, the plan will continually be updated in response to the changing circumstances of the pandemic. To determine which vaccination phase you are in and be notified when you are eligible for a vaccine, pre-register for the vaccine. Who is eligible for vaccination at this time? Currently, vaccines are available to the following groups: Healthcare Personnel (Phase 1A) Paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for... Read more →

United Methodist Communities Residents, Collingswood Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (January 15, 2021)--UMC is pleased that New Jersey has made the right decision and included long-term care residents and staff as a top priority for vaccination in our state. While the vaccine is not a panacea, it is an important step towards making our community healthy and safe. After ten long months, it is a ray of hope for many of our residents. UMC at Collingswood: After getting the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine, a United Methodist Communities resident, proudly wears a sticker saying, “COVID-19 Vaccine Hero!” Walgreens pharmacists administered the first COVID-19 vaccine to each healthcare (skilled nursing) resident at the senior retirement campus. A total of 119 associates and residents will get their second Pfizer shot on February 2, 2021. Consistent with achieving... Read more →

How to Beat Your Allergies All Through the Year

(CNBNews)(January 13, 2021)--Anything from pollen and mold spores to pet dander and dust mites can trigger allergies if you’re unfortunate enough to suffer with them. But while many people may think that allergies are only a burden in the summer months, the reality is that they can be troublesome throughout the whole year. If you know what is causing your allergies, it’s much easier to find solutions and relief. Here’s how to beat your allergies all through the year. What Causes Allergies in the First Place? The area of the body to blame for allergies is actually our immune system. Allergies occur when our bodies mistake pollen, dust or mold particles as a threat to the body, causing a release of chemicals, including histamine, to... Read more →

New Jersey's Slow Rollout of Virus Vaccine Criticized

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said more than 100,000 New Jersey health care workers and long-term care residents have received a COVID-19 vaccine, raising questions as to why the number is so low when the state received 400,000 vaccines. About 120,000 vaccines have been set aside for long-term care residents and staff members in the state, she said. Sixty-nine vaccine clinics have been held as of Monday, with 193 facilities scheduled to host clinics this week, Persichilli said at a Gov. Phil Murphy’s news conference. Six-hundred and fifteen facilities will hold them by the end of January, she said. Currently New Jersey has 428 active COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, Persichilli said.... Read more →

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Celebrates Its First Baby of 2021

The first baby born at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes on January 1, 2021, arrived at 3:33 am. Tylin weighed 6 pounds and is 20 inches long. His parents Tanequa and Tyrone of Glassboro, NJ are delighted to welcome their third child at the dawn of a new year. Tylin has two siblings, 7-year-old Khamari and 6-year-old Shawn, who are excited to meet him. About Virtua Health: Virtua Health is committed to helping the people of South Jersey be well, get well, and stay well by providing the complete spectrum of advanced, accessible, and trusted health care services. Virtua’s 14,000 colleagues provide tertiary care, including a renowned cardiology program, complemented by a community-based care portfolio. In addition to five hospitals, two satellite emergency departments, 24... Read more →

The Best Gift is the Gift of Giving Back

We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe this holiday season. As 2020 comes to an end, we at The Cooper Foundation, are hopeful for what 2021 has to offer. Despite COVID-19 leaving its mark on us all, the Foundation, along with your generosity, has been able to support our dedicated front-line staff with meals and PPE, maintain support for programs and services like our Patient-in-Need Fund to assist patients in financial distress and help our community stay protected by providing PPE to those across Camden and South Jersey. While we have all had to learn and adjust to a new normal, Cooper is dedicated to adapting to the needs of our community, while still providing the exceptional level of care... Read more →


How will New Jersey distribute a COVID-19 vaccine? Is there a plan? New Jersey will roll out COVID-19 vaccines step-by-step to serve all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the state. Vaccination Phases Currently, vaccines are available to those who are in Category 1A which includes paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and long-term care residents and staff. Once vaccine availability expands, essential workers, which fall into Category 1B, will be able to get vaccinated. The next category of individuals, Category 1C, are adults 65 and over and adults with underlying medical conditions. After these phases are complete, the general public will be eligible for... Read more →

Virtua Health Employees Received COVID-19 Vaccines on Friday

Virtua frontline health workers are among the first in N.J. and Philadelphia region to receive the new vaccine (MARLTON, NJ---December 18, 2020) Virtua Health, South Jersey’s largest health system, began immunizing its frontline staff Friday with the new COVID-19 vaccine. The first teams to receive vaccines are those with the highest inherent risk for exposure to the coronavirus, due to their work. These include teams from emergency medical services (e.g., paramedics and EMTs), emergency departments, and intensive care units. “This is an encouraging, historic day for Virtua and the South Jersey community,” said Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, president and CEO of Virtua Health. “I’m extremely proud of the extraordinary efforts by so many Virtua colleagues to make today’s vaccine logistics possible. This much-anticipated milestone is... Read more →

The Beginning of COVID-19 Vaccinations in New Jersey Start Tuesday

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey is receiving 76,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, with the first vaccination taking place on Tuesday, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. The vaccine does not mean that residents should stop taking precautions against the virus including wearing masks and social distancing, the governor said at his Monday news conference. But Murphy said he is also not anticipating the closure of indoor dining. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has closed indoor dining through Jan. 4. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a two-week ban on indoor dining in New York City for two weeks beginning Dec. 14. Indoor dining in New Jersey remains at 25% capacity. While removing a mask to eat and drink... Read more →


GTPD Community Bulletin: Help Is A Phone Call Away REMINDER: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. If you're feeling down, or you or a loved one feel unsafe: Crisis Text Line: text “NJ” to 741741 Family Helpline: 1-800-843-5437 Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-7233 Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-4357 We will get through this together. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →

Cooper Appoints Chief Philanthropy Officer

(CAMDEN, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care has promoted Robert A. Ortiz Jr., JD, to senior vice president and chief philanthropy officer of The Cooper Foundation, the philanthropic, community outreach, and community development arm of Cooper University Health Care. “We are pleased to have Mr. Ortiz, who has more than 20 years of proven fundraising experience, leading the efforts of The Cooper Foundation,” said Philip A. Norcross, Chairman of The Cooper Foundation. Mr. Ortiz replaces Susan Bass Levin, who retired earlier this year. Ortiz joined The Foundation as vice president of development in January 2020 and was appointed interim director of The Foundation in March 2020. Under his leadership, The Foundation created a COVID-19 Assistance Fund in April of 2020 and has raised over $2... Read more →

Ways to get a payday loan when you have disability benefits

(December 4, 2020)--Payday loans can cater to your short-term financial requirement. The people who get Social Security disability advantages often think that they might not qualify for a payday loan. The truth is in most situations; they will get allowed for this loan. It would help if you had a steady income flow to attain a payday loan. Fortunately, the advantages of Social Security disability qualify as a regular income flow, making it easy for people to acquire loans. The requirements of payday loans Are you getting the Social Security disability benefits and wish to opt-in for a payday loan? If yes, then you need to: Be 18 years. Possess a current bank account. Have an income proof to submit to the lender to show... Read more →

Judicial Watch: Americans Facing Electoral Coup

“He was the incoming National Security Advisor of the President… Does that tell you anything about all the hypocrisy of the Republicans and Democrats who are pressuring President Trump to give up all his challenges?” President Trump’s detractors are calling for the president to concede the 2020 election and initiate the transition process. Some have described Trump’s resistance to concede as “a threat to democracy,” but as Fitton explained in last week’s Weekly Update, Americans are facing an “an electoral coup” on the part of the Left. While they insist on the transition of power, Fitton argued that “everybody remembers what they were doing during the Obama-Trump transition. Comey was spying on Trump personally during the transition.” As Judicial Watch has previously exposed, Joe Biden... Read more →

Marie Rose Fitzpatrick, of Gloucester City; Cooper Hospital Nurse, Longtime Parishioner of St. Marys

Marie Rose Fitzpatrick Gloucester City - On November 10, 2020. Age 83. Surrounded by her loving family, Marie went home to Our Lord. Born in West Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Emily (Robinson) Cooper. Loving mother of Karen Fitzpatrick (Sharon), Mary Elliott (Joe), Anne Harter (Gary) and Kathleen Fitzpatrick. Cherished grandmother of Sean Saunders (Kristie), David Saunders (Bianca), Ian Harter, Adele Robinson; great grandmother of Harper, Morgan and Olive; sister of, Catherine Litle, Jeanne Bowersox, Carol Miller; sister-in-law of Anna Cooper. Marie was predeceased by her husband Gerald “Jerry” Fitzpatrick, grandsons, Colin Fitzpatrick and Ryan Harter, her brother, James Cooper and sisters, Patricia Snyder, Dolores Sharpe and Barbara Surdak. Marie was a graduate of West Catholic High School in... Read more →

Congressman Norcross Joined With Other Groups to Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Nov. 15, 2020)-- – On Thursday, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined American Training Center, Cooper University Health Care and New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development officials virtually to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and the induction of the first Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Apprenticeship class in South Jersey. “A registered apprenticeship program laid the foundation for me to go from construction work to Congress,” said Congressman Norcross, the only electrician in Congress. “American Training Center’s innovative programs provide students and workers the ability to pursue apprenticeship opportunities right here in South Jersey. These opportunities, including the new Medical Assistant Apprenticeship in partnership with Cooper University Health Care, train New Jersey’s highly-skilled workforce, connect local workers with stable, good-paying jobs and accelerate... Read more →

Head Injury Risk for Soccer Players could be reduced with Simple Adjustments to the Ball (video)

The average soccer player heads the ball 12 times in a game, and each header carries up to 100g acceleration, enough to cause serious brain damage. A Purdue study led by Prof. Eric Nauman quantifies how inflating balls to lower pressures, and subbing them out when they get wet, has the potential to reduce head injuries by about 20%. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Up to 22% of soccer injuries are concussions that can result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game. To reduce risk of injury, a new study recommends preventing how hard a ball hits the head by inflating balls to lower pressures and subbing them out when they get wet. The study, conducted by Purdue University engineers, found... Read more →

Support MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper...Shop for a Cure

Get a Jump Start on Your Holiday Shopping! November 12-18, 2020 Support MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper by shopping these select retailers offering a wide variety of clothing, jewelry and gifts. Holiday Gifts! Baby Gifts! Hostess Gifts! Your purchase will raise funds to help women fighting cancer -- and support local businesses who will donate a percentage of your purchase to the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. This is a great time to stock up on holiday gifts or treat yourself! START SHOPPING! Pink Roses Teal Magnolias is the largest breast and gynecologic cancer fundraiser in the region. All funds raised stay local to support women fighting cancer right here in South Jersey. Click here to learn... Read more →

This Is Ed’s Story—Everyone With ALS Counts

(NAPSI)—Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells. It first gained national attention as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 1939. To date, the cause of ALS is unknown, and there is still no known cure. The disease strikes quickly, usually leading to death within 2–5 years of diagnosis. But every person with ALS has an individual story, and understanding these stories will help researchers ultimately piece together clues about the disease. Ed Tessaro was diagnosed with ALS in 2009. As he learned to cope with this diagnosis, he reflects, “I’ve never considered myself a victim of the disease, because I believe in my heart all of us have a... Read more →

Advanced Medical Care – Cardiology Care in Brooklyn, NY 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 20,2020)--Unfortunately, most often it happens that we, without knowing it or noticing, create unbearable conditions for our heart. Constant stress, smoking, drinking alcohol, a sedentary lifestyle, excess weight often turn out to be overwhelming for our main organ. Which is created for an active and long life, and we must learn to take care of it. When it gets sick, we are looking for the qualified cardiologist in Brooklyn, NY. Periodically we need to check the state of our health, especially people who are associated with difficult and harmful working conditions. Let's dwell on what diseases a cardiologist in Brooklyn, NY treats? The most dangerous cardiac diseases: Ischemia. Heart disease. Angina pectoris. Inflammation – carditis of various parts of the heart muscle. Aortic aneurysms.... Read more →

When Do You Know The Senior Years Are Here?

By: Joe Ball, CNBNews Contributor As a person gets older, and doesn’t recognize that youth is a memory, into their life comes hints of aging. Here are a few being experienced by this writer. At the office: …I’m making more outgoing sales calls, then there are incoming calls with orders. …Former personnel, passing through Phila., or surfing the internet, call to see if I’m still alive. …Attending business functions, so many of the people I know are not there. They’re retired- -or dead. …My staff members, in their twenties, have no idea who Jerry Blavat, Larry Kane, Chuck Bednarick, John B. Kelly, Jr. are. (“Kel”, long decreased, was a partner of mine in one of my corporations in the mid 1960’s.) Other Hints …When organizations... Read more →

October is Liver Awareness Month:

A COTA Family is Celebrating Their Toddler’s Now Healthy Liver and Their Donor Family’s Selfless Decision October 1, 2020 -- October is Liver Awareness Month, which is the month touted by the American Liver Foundation to raise public awareness of the importance of liver health. More than 30 million Americans suffer with some form of liver disease. This October a Florida transplant family is thrilled to be celebrating their daughter’s now healthy liver and her second chance at life. Elizabeth Puglisi and Zach Jones of Daytona Beach, Florida, were excited to find out they were pregnant with their first child. Elizabeth remembers the day their little girl came into this world and instantly stole their hearts, Teagan Danielle was born bright and early in the... Read more →

Maryland Aug. 19 Fishing Report: Summer Fishing Trips with the Kids Are Loaded with Fun

by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Anyone who has encountered an American eel knows there is hardly anything harder to hold onto. Young Fhinn was fishing with his dad for northern snakeheads when he caught this American eel and he seems to be doing a pretty good job of hanging onto it. Photo by Nathan Zeender Summer fishing trips with the kids are always filled with fun — one never knows what will occur. On Aug. 20 at noon the Maryland Department of Natural Resources hosts another Maryland Fishing Roundtable webinar on summer fishing. Biologist Matt Sell will discuss the unique and world-class fishing that can be found from Deep Creek Lake to some of western Maryland ‘s rivers and streams.... Read more →

Community Grants Awarded to Camden City Not-for-Profit Organizations

Conner Strong & Buckelew, American Water, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation Sponsor Community Building Grants to Camden City Based Non-Profit Organizations CAMDEN CITY, NJ – George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of Cooper University Health Care, announced that four Camden City based non-profit community organizations will receive grant awards from the supplemental round of the Camden City Community Grant Program. Each grantee will receive a $5,000 grant to fund a significant community building activity within the next 18 months. Conner Strong & Buckelew, American Water, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation are the founding sponsors of the $1 million grant program which will award community building grants over the next five years to Camden City based non-profit organizations committed to making... Read more →

Virtua Health Tips: How to Responsibly Host Summer Gatherings

Virtua Health nurse practitioner offers advice for safer socializing during the pandemic (MARLTON, N.J.) After months of isolation, many of us are craving in-person visits with our friends and family members. And with some lockdown restrictions easing, more people may want to hold such get-togethers. To be clear, it’s still safest to avoid unnecessary contact with those outside of your household. But if you plan to socialize, do it as carefully as possible, advises Dorothy “Dodi” Iannaco, APN, lead nurse practitioner for Virtua Health’s Urgent Care Centers. “We all need social interaction,” says Iannaco. “It’s an important part of taking care of yourself.” In fact, the Waterford Works resident recently got together with a close friend – outside on her deck, six feet apart. But... Read more →

Virtua and Lourdes: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

July marks one-year anniversary of two South Jersey health systems becoming one (MARLTON, N.J.) One year ago, Virtua Health assumed ownership of Lourdes Health System, a transaction that reshaped health care in South Jersey. Although the subsequent months presented unforeseeable challenges and changes to the health care industry – and all aspects of life – the intention of being “better two-gether” has proven its validity time and time again. The joining of the two not-for-profit organizations created South Jersey’s largest health system, with 14,000 colleagues, nearly 3,000 affiliated doctors and other clinicians, five hospitals, and more than 280 other care locations. “We knew from the start that the combined strengths of Virtua and Lourdes would result in more comprehensive and coordinated care for the people... Read more →

HHS Gives Cooper Health Over $480,000 for Addiction Research

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced that Cooper Health System will receive $488,189 in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for their Addiction Medicine Fellowship program. “As America faces a number of pandemics, this funding will help address the opioid epidemic and all who are struggling with addiction,” said Congressman Norcross, Vice-Chair of the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force. “Addiction has already taken the lives of far too many people, and these resources will assist Cooper in advancing the vital work being done right in our backyard to help South Jersey families impacted by addiction and save lives.” “While our nation has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, we know the addiction crisis has not gone... Read more →

Philadelphia Customs and Border Protection Help Rescue UK Sailor

Release Date: June 3, 2020 PHILADELPHIA – A United Kingdom citizen, plucked from his disabled sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean by a good Samaritan merchant ship, is quickly heading home due to the immediate humanitarian accommodation by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia today. William Brannan was sailing from St. Maarten to the United Kingdom aboard the S/Y Helena when a storm rolled and dismasted his vessel May 22. An international rescue operation started after Brennan energized his Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). The Philadelphia-bound M/T Seaways Reymar, the closest vessel to Brannan, rescued him the following day from the stricken sailing yacht and delivered him to Philadelphia this morning. CBP officers responded to the Seaways Reymar today and processed the vessel’s... Read more →

Cooper Hospital: Lend A Hand to Our Littlest Patients

How COVID-19 Has Affected Pediatrics COVID-19 has affected all areas of the hospital and we've had to change policies and procedures which have impacted the patient experience. For children, fear and anxiety can be heightened when they see a nurse or physician completely covered in PPE, unable to share a comforting smile. When children are hospitalized at Cooper, the Child Life Team provides physical and emotional support to our young patients. They prepare children for what to expect, provide distraction during medical procedures, and help children express their feelings through music, play and art. The Child Life Program often uses toys, books, crafts and games to help make a child's stay less stressful and bring smiles during a challenging time. We Need Your Help Due... Read more →

Rev. Francis J. Gramigna, Guidance Director, Cooper Chaplain, Parish Pastor, Camden Catholic HS Alum

Rev. Francis J. Gramigna Egg Harbor Township – On May 22, 2020. Age 83. Loving son of the late Joseph and Jane Gramigna. Devoted brother of Kathleen “Cass” (late Edward) Garrity and Charles (late Claire) Gramigna, and Sister-in-law Mary Gramigna. Predeceased by Mary (Louis) Lippa, Joan (Thomas) Campbell, Rose (Patrick) McShane, Joseph (Patricia) Gramigna, Edward Gramigna, Sr. Dear uncle of 48 nieces and nephews, and too many great-nieces and great-nephews to count. Father Frank was born in Oaklyn and was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School in 1955 where he was Captain of the football team. Father attended St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore and was ordained on May 16, 1964 by Archbishop Celestine Damiano at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden. He... Read more →

George E. Norcross, III and Phillip A. Norcross Announce Plan to Distribute 175,000 Reusable facemasks to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

(CAMDEN, NJ) – George E. Norcross, III, the chairman of the Cooper Board of Trustees and founder of the Norcross Foundation, and Phillip A. Norcross, the chair of The Cooper Foundation, announced the two Foundations will begin distributing more than 175,000 reusable and washable fabric facemasks to patients, employees, and the members of its community to reduce the spread of COVID-19. At the beginning of the pandemic, The Cooper Foundation began a dedicated fund to provide Cooper’s clinical team the needed personal protection equipment (PPE). George Norcross and The Norcross Foundation were among the first donors to the new effort. "As the state begins to resume normal activities, these facemasks will provide a measure of protection for residents as they interact with others,” said George... Read more →

Camden County Reports 58 People Died From COVID-19

Friday, April 17, 2020 (Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 86 additional confirmed cases of patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday, April 17th. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 1,808 in Camden County today and 58 total fatalities. “This has been an extremely difficult week for our community, this silent, insidious virus continues to wreak havoc throughout the county,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “New cases continue to come in, but the county has fought to make testing more accessible to residents. Testing is critical to our understanding of how to fight this virus, and thankfully, it has never been more available to our residents than it is today. If we combine this knowledge gained... Read more →

27th Street to Close in Camden City for Overhaul

(Lindenwold, NJ) – Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., has been notified by NJ American Water that crews will be installing a water main on 27th Street in Camden beginning Friday, April 3. The project is expected to require the complete closure of 27th Street between Marlton Pike and the three-way intersection of 27th Street, Baird Boulevard, and Federal Street. “This is the beginning of a long-overdue rehabilitation for 27th Street,” Cappelli said. “These critical repairs and improvements are continuing at this time, and any residents still traveling frequently should be aware of how this closure may impact their route. As always, take extra care if you are traveling near construction crews or vehicles, and be cognizant of sudden stops and shifting traffic patterns in the... Read more →

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 E. Norcross, III, Cooper Board Chairman, and Philip A. Norcross, Cooper Foundation Chairman, announced that The Cooper Foundation has established the COVID-19 Assistance Fund to support Cooper’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations to the new fund will be used... 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 the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on March 16 that limits all recreational and social gatherings in New Jersey to 50 people or fewer. It also closed restaurants — except for takeout and delivery service... 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 Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Born and raised in Texas, he received his BA from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from Villanova University School of Law. He worked as an attorney at several New Jersey... 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 leading cause of death for men and women in the United States,” said Philip Koren, MD, Medical Director of the Cooper Heart Institute. “It’s important to invest in research and education so we can continue to find ways to achieve... 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 nor any other information about the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) has been made public. Bloomberg must not be allowed to get away with this. Succumbing to public pressure, he said last week that he will release Garrison from the NDA. But... 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 her family and friends. Her kindness and grace was like a thread through the many lives she touched. Her fast wit left a smile on the hearts of her loved ones. She was a pillar of strength that was adored... 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 Camden County Health Department. “That’s why we’re reminding everyone that just because you haven’t gotten sick yet doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect yourself and your family from this dangerous virus. Flu shots are especially recommended to those in high-priority groups,... 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 our communities. Together with the team at Cooper, we look forward to doing just that.” “Cooper has called Camden home for more than 130 years and has been its residents’ trusted health care provider,” said George E. Norcross III, Chairman... Read more →


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 Street Road Bensalem, PA 19020 The BCFSC is the first point of contact for individuals, families, and parishes when they seek assistance from Catholic Social Services in Bucks County. It is one of seven such centers located throughout the five-county... Read more →