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The Cooper Foundation Celebrates Survivorship  at 12th Annual Pink & Teal Event

(CAMDEN, NJ) -- More than 200 guests attended The Cooper Foundation’s 12th annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias celebration of cancer survivorship held on June 5. Held on National Cancer Survivors Day – a day to honor cancer survivors, no matter where they are in their journey – the event provided inspiration while raising funds for programs and services at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. “We are touched by the inspirational stories and courage of our patients and are grateful to generous donors whose support allows us to provide a full spectrum of services from diagnosis to treatment to research... Read more →


CNB Spotlight on NJ College Students: Univ. of Vermont, James Madison Univ.,

Local Students Earn Degrees from the University of Vermont BURLINGTON, VT (06/02/2022)-- This year's commencement at the University of Vermont-the 221st in its history-marked a return to a traditional celebration outdoors on the University Green after two years of re-imagined ceremonies due to pandemic restrictions. The following students graduated from the University of Vermont during commencement ceremonies in May, 2022. Alina Fensterer of Voorhees graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Gabrielle Beske-Somers of Mullica Hill graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. Samantha Smoger of Ventnor City graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in... Read more →


Arrest Made in Burlington City Fatal Shooting 

CITY OF BURLINGTON – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that a 35-year-old city resident has been charged with killing a Willingboro man as he was sitting in a parked car on Linden Avenue earlier this week. Bryant Williams, of the first block of East Federal Street, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree). Williams was apprehended last night just before 8 p.m. by City of Burlington patrol officers who observed him walking in the... Read more →


Sister Mary Theresa Andreoli, DM, 92, Served in Elementary Parish Schools in New Jersey, Pennsylania and Massachusetts

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Sister Mary Theresa Andreoli, 92, a member of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, Villa Rossello, Newfield, and former Catholic school educator in the Diocese of Camden, died May 3 at Misericordia Nursing Center, York, Pa., where she had been a resident since 2008. Prior to that, she had been missioned at the Provincial House in Newfield from 1990 to 2008. Sister Mary Theresa – born in Penne, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy – was the daughter of the late Dominic and Rose (Massimi) Andreoli. She and her family came to the United States when she was... Read more →


$4.3 Million in Federal Funds Coming to South Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) released the following statement upon passing the Funding for the People Act (H.R. 2471), an omnibus package of 12 the fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental funding that includes $4.325 million for 10 community projects in New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District. “South Jersey voters sent me to Congress to fight for working families, and I am very proud today to announce over $4.3 million in federal investments that will do exactly that. These community projects run the gamut between helping to reduce food insecurity to monitoring illegal dumping. What these varied... Read more →


Camcare Health Ensures the Community Has Affordable Healthcare

High-Quality Healthcare is a Call or Click Away with CAMcare The Camden County Commissioners want to ensure everyone in our community has access to affordable high-quality healthcare and the ability to see a doctor or dentist. That said, we wanted to make sure residents were aware of the services provided by the CAMcare Health Corporation, which is a Joint Commission Accredited, Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) with a trusted name in providing high quality, comprehensive care and advocacy to the underserved communities of Camden County since 1978. With seven locations across Camden and Gloucester Counties, CAMcare has become one of... Read more →


Cardiac Partners Structural Heart team celebrated the 100th successful implantation of the lifesaving Mitral Clip

Cardiac Partners at Cooper and Inspira First in Region to Reach Heart Carmen Solis who successfully underwent the M Citral Valve procedure is joined by (from left to right) her daughter Martha Jimenez, and Cardiac Partners team members Cecilia Sebastiani, RN, and Barbara Wenning, APN. Valve Device Milestone (CAMDEN, NJ) Cardiac Partners Structural Heart team celebrated the 100th successful implantation of the lifesaving Mitral Clip. The Mitral Clip is a device for high-risk heart patients who have a severe form of leaky mitral valve disorder, called mitral regurgitation, and who were deemed too frail or sick to undergo open heart... Read more →


Micro-Business Grant Program HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!

ELIGIBILITY IS NOW OPEN TO BUSINESSES WITH 20 OR LESS EMPLOYEES AND INCLUDES WINERIES, BREWERIES, AND DISTILLERIES For any questions or assistance with completing your application, please email: gcmicrogrant@co.gloucester.nj.us PROGRAM OVERVIEW In response to the economic hardships experienced by small businesses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gloucester County is launching the Microenterprise Business Assistance Program in an effort to retain jobs and stabilize local businesses. Grant awards up to $10,000 will be provided to eligible for profit businesses. CARES Act funds allocated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG-CV)... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Named Among Top 5% of Hospitals in the U.S. for Patient Safety

Video Message From Cooper’s Patient Safety Officer: https://youtu.be/4lKLh7wXFpM Camden City, New Jersey – March 15, 2022 – Cooper University Health Care today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Cooper among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. Cooper has received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for four consecutive years (2019-2022) and is the only hospital in South Jersey to achieve the award in 2022. “Everyone at Cooper is enormously proud that we were... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Offering New Specialized Unit to Treat Stroke and Cerebrovascular Problems

A new facility located in the Emergency Department will offer rapid treatments (CAMDEN, NJ) –Cooper University Health Care’s Neurological Institute is transforming neurological care in the region with the opening of a new, dedicated Acute Stroke and Neuro Interventional Suite within its Emergency Department – the first of its kind in the nation. Cooper is the first comprehensive stroke center in the United States equipped with the latest generation Siemens Healthineers biplane angiography suite integrated with a CT scanner, providing fully integrated surgical image guidance for minimally invasive treatment of strokes. The new Suite is designed to treat emergent and... Read more →


Stedman Gallery exhibition celebrates works, lives and careers of eight women painters

Rite of Passage March 10, 2022 CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – As part of its ongoing Women’s History Month celebration, Rutgers University–Camden pays homage to the passage of time, growth and individual journeys with the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts exhibition, “Passages: 8 Women Painters.” The exhibition, which is free of charge and open to the public, will run through Friday, April 8 in the Stedman Gallery. Hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “‘Passages’ is personal to me as the connector, but it’s also universal,” explained curator and participating artist Noreen Scott Garrity, associate director of education... Read more →


NJ Italian American Police Society Say ‘Thank You’ to Nurses at Cooper University Health Care

Keep on Truckin’: Members of Cooper’s Patient Care Services leadership team met with representatives from New Jersey Italian American Police Society to accept the donation. (CAMDEN, NJ) Members of the New Jersey Italian American Police Society visited Cooper University Health Care to pay tribute to nurses for their efforts throughout the pandemic by donating a supply of collectible toy Hess trucks. Nurses at Cooper will have a chance to win one of the trucks to give to a child in their life through a special giveaway. “We want to thank the New Jersey Italian American Police Society for thinking of... Read more →


COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic This Weekend at the Cherry Hill Mall

Mobile for Everyone Ages 5 and Older (CAMDEN, NJ) –To continue expanding vaccination rates in the region, Cooper University Health Care in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health and the Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers will once again offer a mobile walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Cherry Hill Mall this weekend, February 11 to 13. The following vaccines will be available: Pfizer: ages 5 and older; Moderna: ages 18 and older; and Johnson & Johnson: ages 18 and older. No appointments are necessary. First, second, and booster dose vaccines are available. In addition to providing COVID-19... Read more →


KHN: Drinking Alcohol Can Cause Cancer Directly, Study Says

A recent large-scale, gene-centric study found a direct link between alcohol consumption and "several kinds" of cancer. Also in the news, a link between Alzheimer's and microglial cells; cognitive impairment from cannabis; bed rest is linked to poor recovery for older patients in the hospital; and more. Fox News: Alcohol Consumption Can Directly Cause Cancer, Study SaysThe consumption of alcohol is a direct cause of several kinds of cancer, according to researchers. In a recent large-scale genetic study led by Oxford Population Health and published in the International Journal of Cancer, a team from Oxford, Peking University and the Chinese... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Beware of IRS SCAM

I went to the Gloucester City police station today to report what I was 99% sure was a scam. There were 4 of us waiting, and waiting, and waiting. All I could think of was "where's Mary Waters when you need her?" I received a bill from the IRS for $5,600+ from 2009. There was no explanation, just a bill. I knew something was wrong since this is a bill from 13 years ago. The IRS usually only goes back 3 years. Also, the return address was wrong. I finally called, several times before I got through, and their computer... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Thanks to Three Heart Transplants An Arizona COTA Family is Celebrating American Heart Month

February 1, 2022 -- February is the month to celebrate love and hearts. Since 1964, February has been known as American Heart Month throughout the United States. For the Siqueiros family of Peoria, Arizona, February truly is a month to celebrate selfless gifts from the heart. All three of their children (Isabel, Jason, and Jaxon) are alive and able to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year because of the new hearts they have all received. Isabel Siqueiros was born in 2016 to ecstatic first-time parents, Sara and Jason. They were thrilled and thankful to welcome this precious infant to their new... Read more →


Virtua Orthopedic Surgeon First in New Jersey to Perform Innovative ACL Restoration

Collegiate rugby player travels from California for treatment that enables injured ACL to heal itself (Voorhees, N.J.…) Virtua Health is the first health system in New Jersey to offer the BEAR® Implant to treat tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of the most common knee injuries. Sean McMillan, DO, sports medicine surgeon at Virtua Orthopedics & Spine, is the first surgeon in the state to have performed the procedure; his first patient was a collegiate rugby player from the University of California, Berkley. The BEAR® Implant is considered the first medical advancement to enable the body to heal... Read more →


CNB Medical News: Virtua Health “Hospital at Home” Program

South Jersey health system is first in the Greater Philadelphia region to bring hospital-level care into select patients’ homes (MARLTON, N.J. -- January 19, 2022)…Virtua Health announces the start of its Hospital at Home program – an innovative initiative that will allow eligible patients who meet certain criteria to heal from the comfort of their home rather than a hospital room. One patient recovering from COVID-19 enrolled in the program today, which includes twice-daily visits from Virtua staff, remote monitoring, and video calls with clinicians, among other services. The Hospital at Home model offers advantages to both patients and providers... Read more →


CNB MEDICAL NEWS: New Gene Sequencing Technology Comes to Cooper University Health Care

New device will help in identifying variants of COVID-19, among other uses (CAMDEN, NJ) The Department of Pathology at Cooper University Health Care has added the Genexus Integrated Sequencer, a new, fully automated, next-generation rapid gene sequencing technology to its diagnostic resources. Gene sequencing allows physicians and scientists to identify and understand the genetic profiles of many viruses, tumors, and other specimens. Cooper is one of a very few health systems in New Jersey that is able to perform next generation gene sequencing on site. The new technology will enable Cooper to identify COVID-19 variants for those patients tested that... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Receives $9,000 Donation for Colon Cancer Research

in Honor of Fallen Police Officer PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the Sviben family and the Camden County Metro Police present a donation to doctors and staff of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in honor of Officer Matthew Sviben. (CAMDEN, NJ) Camden Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez, representatives from Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 218, and the family of Officer Matthew Sviben visited MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper recently to present a check for $9,000 in honor of Officer Sviben. Officer Sviben died in September at the age of 26 after being diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer in January... Read more →


CNB Health Tips: Cardiovascular Fitness and Walking

Walking does great things for your mental health and cardiovascular fitness, but did you know that a good walk can also help you build the muscles in your legs and abs? Gloucestercitynews.net files When you want to give your muscles a good workout, chances are you’ll reach for a dumbbell or work up a sweat with your favorite bodyweight session. But, as it turns out, one of our favourite day-to-day activities is often overlooked as a muscle building exercise: walking. That explains why you get stiff legs after a long hike or busy day on your feet. While walking is... Read more →


CNB Medical News: COVID-19 Vaccinations Available at Cooper Primary Care Offices

Boost NJ Day: (CAMDEN, NJ) In recognition of Boost NJ Day, a statewide effort to get as many New Jersey residents vaccinated against COVID-19 before Christmas and the New Year holidays, Cooper University Health Care reminds the community of the availability of vaccinations for all citizens ages 5 and up at more than 40 of its conveniently located primary care offices throughout South Jersey. “As we enter the winter months, we encourage people not to take a chance with COVID-19 variants and make sure to get their first, second, or booster vaccine dose. The vaccines are the most effective protection... Read more →


Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer Retiring effective Dec. 1

Camden City, N.J. – Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer has announced she is retiring effective December 1, 2021. Mayer was sworn in as Acting Prosecutor on October 1st, 2019. She immediately set out to strengthen the relationship between the CCPO and the community by creating the position of Community Engagement Coordinator. “She saw the value in having the community view the office as a partner in safeguarding liberty and justice, and sought to break down the unwarranted stereotype that a prosecutor’s office is a faceless entity that exists only to imprison others,” said Acting First Assistant Prosecutor Mary... Read more →


CNB Medical News: How grandmothers' brains react to the sight of their grandchildren

A first look at grandmaternal brain function by Emory Health Sciences Newswise — Many people lucky enough to have grown up with doting grandmothers know that they can burnish a child’s development in unique and valuable ways. Now, for the first time, scientists have scanned grandmothers’ brains while they’re viewing photos of their young grandchildren — providing a neural snapshot of this special, inter-generational bond. Proceedings of the Royal Society B is publishing the first study to examine grandmaternal brain function, conducted by researchers at Emory University. “What really jumps out in the data is the activation in areas of... Read more →


CHOP at Virtua Pediatrician Offers Advice for Parents regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr. Jeff Seiden issues COVID cautions as the winter holidays approach (VOORHEES, NJ---Nov. 23, 2021)… With Thanksgiving only days away and the December holidays close behind, Jeff Seiden, MD, is encouraging the families he cares for – and the people in his personal life – to pursue COVID-19 vaccination for their children ages 5 to 11. Children in this age group have been eligible to receive the two-part Pfizer vaccine (at a reduced dosage) since early November. “Families are eager to celebrate the holidays together, especially since many people remained apart last year,” he said. “That’s why we should take... Read more →


Samaritan Hosts Virtual Tree of Life Ceremony

to Remember and Honor Loved Ones This Holiday Season Mount Laurel, N.J. – Samaritan invites community members to take part in its annual Tree of Life: Season of Lightillumination program, a time to remember, recognize, and honor loved ones who are no longer with them in this physical world. The program will be held virtually and is available for viewing starting Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. on Samaritan’s website: SamaritanNJ.org/Tree. The program will remain up through December 2022 for multiple viewing and sharing. As part of the program, individuals are invited to dedicate a symbolic light in memory... Read more →


Ill Wife Avoided the Hospital Because the Emergency Room Charged Her Husband $6,500 for Six Stitches

Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio November 19, 2021 Jason and DeeAnn Dean recently relocated to her hometown of Dellrose, Tennessee, where she grew up on a farm. Both in their late 40s, they’re trying to start a green dream business that combines organic farming with a health and wellness consulting company. They want to inspire people to grow their own food in this fertile rolling farmland, just north of the border with Alabama. Until the business fully launches, Jason is working construction. In May, he was injured on the job site when a piece of sheet metal slipped and caught... Read more →


Kathy Devine, Cooper University Health Care’s Chief Nursing Officer Named “Nurse Executive of the Year”

(CAMDEN-NJ) -- Kathy Devine, DrNP, NEA-BC, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Cooper University Health Care is the recipient of the 2021 Nurse Executive Award by The Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey . This award, which will be presented in early December, recognizes Dr. Devine's exceptional leadership, guidance, and service to the nursing profession and in particular to the Cooper University Health Care system. “We cannot think of anyone more deserving of this honor than Kathy Devine,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper. “Throughout the pandemic, Kathy provided steady, compassionate, and inspirational leadership to her... Read more →


Treatment at St. Jude's Hospital is Not Totally Free

St. Jude Hoards Billions While Many of Its Families Drain Their Savings Gloucestercitynews.net files by David Armstrong and Ryan Gabrielson ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Series: St. Jude’s Unspent Billions Behind the Hospital’s Claims to Donors A series of sharp knocks on his driver’s side window startled Jason Burt awake. It was the middle of the night on a Saturday in 2016. Burt was sleeping in his pickup truck in the parking lot of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in downtown Memphis,... Read more →


Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic This Weekend at the Cherry Hill Mall

For Everyone Aged 5 and Older --$25 Gift Certificates for Every Vaccination (CAMDEN, NJ) –To continue expanding vaccination rates in the region, Cooper University Health Care in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health and the Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers will offer mobile walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Cherry Hill Mall. Everyone who receives a vaccination will receive a $25 gift card, courtesy of Camden Coalition. The following vaccines will be available: Pfizer – ages 5 and older; Moderna –ages 18 and older; and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine –ages 18 and older. No appointments are... Read more →


Air Pollution from Industrial Plants is Elevating Cancer Risk Says ProPublica

Poison in the Air by Lylla Younes, Ava Kofman, Al Shaw and Lisa Song, with additional reporting by Maya Miller, photography by Kathleen Flynn for ProPublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Series: Sacrifice Zones Mapping Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution From the urban sprawl of Houston to the riverways of Virginia, air pollution from industrial plants is elevating the cancer risk of an estimated quarter of a million Americans to a level the federal government considers unacceptable. Camden City, NJ...photo courtesy of https://6abc.com/... Read more →


14-Year-Old Juvenile Shot and Killed in Camden City

Camden, N.J. – A 14-year-old male was fatally shot in Camden, announced Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Officers responded to the 2000 block of Berwick Street at approximately 10:44 p.m. Friday for a report of a shooting. They located the juvenile suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The juvenile was taken to Cooper Hospital. He was pronounced deceased at 11:12 p.m. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this young victim,” said Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. “Rest assured our homicide unit will do everything... Read more →


Oral Diuretic Pill Could Be A Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease

A commonly available oral diuretic pill approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be a potential candidate for an Alzheimer’s disease treatment for those who are at genetic risk, according to findings published in Nature Aging. The research included analysis showing that those who took bumetanide — a commonly used and potent diuretic(link is external) — had a significantly lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease compared to those not taking the drug. The study, funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, advances a precision medicine approach for individuals at greater risk... Read more →


Rev. Francis J. Gramigna, Pastor at St. Joseph's, (Sea Isle), Assumption (Wildwood Crest), St. Francis (Barrington)

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... Read more →


VIRTUA HEALTH Opens the First and Only Freestanding Midwifery Birth and Wellness Center in SJ

Virtua Health – a health system synonymous with maternity services – has opened a Midwifery Birth & Wellness Center to provide even more care options for local families. The Voorhees facility is the only freestanding birth center in South Jersey. It offers a natural approach – known as physiologic labor and birth – in a setting designed to resemble the home. Fittingly, the Center is opening during National Midwifery Week. “Starting or growing a family is a hugely exciting time for everyone involved, and so we pride ourselves on providing personalized experiences that celebrate the individual and reflect their respective... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility

Cooper University Health Care Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility CAMDEN, NJ – Cooper University Health Care has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment. Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care. “As a leading academic health system, Cooper has specialists who are well known for clinical excellence, medical breakthroughs, and innovation. This designation is independent validation of Cooper’s commitment to providing the most advanced cardiac and vascular care... Read more →


September is Sepsis Awareness Month: TIME Matters  

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT September is Sepsis Awareness month, and while sepsis is one of the most common medical conditions, it is often unrecognized until it is too late to cure. Sepsis can happen to anyone, at any time. More than 1.7 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with sepsis every year, and sepsis takes a life every two minutes. The condition can affect both the young and old with more than 75,000 children developing severe sepsis each year resulting in 6,800 pediatric sepsis deaths in the U.S. annually. During the COVID-19 pandemic, sepsis has been a serious concern. “Sepsis... Read more →


*Take Charge of your Health; Men's Health Fair 9-25-21

Take charge of your health. CAMcare Health Corporation and the Burlington-Camden chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. are teaming up for a discussion about men’s health. For more information visit www.camcare.net. Read more →


Cooper University Health Care and The Cooper Foundation Donate Backpacks, School Supplies to Students  

More Than 2,100 Backpacks Donated Through The Cooper Foundation’s Operation Backpack In the past three years alone, The Cooper Foundation has donated more than 6,000 school-supply filled backpacks to Camden students. CAMDEN, N.J. — Thanks to the generosity of Cooper University Health Care team members and other donors, The Cooper Foundation purchased 2,110 backpacks and additional supplies for students enrolled at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy’s Lanning Square Primary, Lanning Square Middle School, Whittier Elementary, Whittier Middle, and Charles Sumner High School as part of the Foundation’s annual Operation Backpack. “Cooper has a long and proud history of serving and supporting... Read more →


PATCO'S NEW WEEKDAY SCHEDULE STARTS MON.

The new schedule adds additional trains during AM and PM rush hours A new PATCO weekday schedule will take effect on Monday, September 6, with rush-hour trains running more frequently. The new schedule continues to provide a high level of service based on the latest ridership statistics. During the AM rush hours (5:55 a.m.-10:18 a.m.), an additional 11 trips will be added to the schedule, including an extra seven westbound trains to Philadelphia. During AM peak service (6:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m.), the frequencies between trains will be between 5-8 minutes, down from 8-11 minutes. During the PM rush hours (2:13 p.m.-6:30... Read more →


Maple Shade PD ALERT: air quality action day for the following counties...

image courtesy of cliparts library The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality action day for the following counties... Camden...Cumberland...Gloucester...Mercer...Northwestern Burlington.. .Salem...Southeastern Burlington. An Ozone Action Day has been declared for Wednesday, August 25th, 2021! Ozone has the potential to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category for portions of the I-95 corridor in southern and central New Jersey. Sensitive individuals, including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous activities during the afternoon and early evening hours. Heat and high humidity will continue to affect our region... Read more →


Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Performs 1,000th ‘TAVR’ – Valves

Minimally invasive technique improves quality of life for patients with damaged aortic valves (CAMDEN, NJ, August 25, 2021) – Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital recently performed its 1,000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), an innovative, minimally invasive procedure to help the heart more effectively pump blood to the rest of the body. Virtua Health is one of only two South Jersey health systems to have reached this milestone. Virtua performed its first TAVR in 2013 and has become a leading center for heart valve surgery. “This achievement is a true team effort, reflective of a collaborative, comprehensive approach to... Read more →


Burlington County and Virtua Health Collaborate on Mobile Vaccine Campaign

B County to provide COVID-19 vaccines alongside Virtua’s community-outreach vehicles August 17, 2021 – The Burlington County Health Department and Virtua Health have joined forces to bring COVID-19 vaccines to residents of traditionally underserved communities. From August 17 through Sept. 2, Burlington County officials will accompany Virtua’s fleet of mobile units – its Mobile Grocery Store, Farmers Market, and Pediatric Services Unit – to administer vaccines to anyone interested and eligible. Virtua and Burlington County previously partnered with the State of New Jersey and New Jersey National Guard to operate the Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site. More than 390,000 doses... Read more →


Help Us Restock Our Toy Closet! Support Cooper's Child Life Program

Join The Cooper Foundation and Cooper’s Child Life Program by supporting holiday cheer halfway through the year! Your donation will provide comfort and joy to our littlest patients. Toys, games, movies, and craft supplies help children cope with unfamiliar hospital surroundings and procedures. Cooper’s Child Life specialists work with children of all ages, and their families, to help them manage the challenges of illness and injury. You can support the Child Life Program by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List. No time to shop? You can also donate $25, $50 or $75 and we will purchase one of the... Read more →


CNB Medical: Rapid decrease in lung cancer and melanoma deaths...BUT...

Overall incidence rates continue to increase in women, children and adolescents and young adults. Thursday, July 8, 2021 Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men and women for all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. During 2001 to 2018, declines in lung cancer death rates accelerated, and death rates for melanoma declined considerably in more recent years, reflecting a substantial increase in survival for metastatic melanoma. However, the report finds that for several other major cancers, including prostate, colorectal and female breast... Read more →


Bernadette M. Rafter, of Woodbury, Register Nurse at Cooper, GCHS Alum Class of 77

Bernadette M. Rafter, of Woodbury, New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. She was 62. Legacy A beautiful soul that devoted her life to caring for others, Bernadette always put others before herself and was always willing to help. Bernadette was a Registered Nurse for Cooper University Hospital in 2009, holding many positions during her time there. She returned to school to achieve her RN after her 4 children were born and recently obtained her Bachelor's Degree. Away from work, Bernadette found solace in trips to Wildwood Beach where she would always come home with Douglass Fudge and... Read more →


The Cooper Foundation Raises $130,000 at Inaugural Cooper Cup Golf Outing

CAPTION: At the Inaugural Cooper Cup Golf Outing (from left to right): Christopher Ault, vice president of revenue cycle at Cooper; Brian M. Reilly, chief financial officer at Cooper; Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, co-CEO of Cooper; Robert Ortiz, JD, senior vice president and chief philanthropy officer of The Cooper Foundation; and Louis Bezich, senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Cooper. CAMDEN, N.J. –The Cooper Foundation announced that it raised $130,000 at the Inaugural Cooper Cup Golf Outing held June 28 at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. More than 140 golfers attended the sold-out event... Read more →


Subaru Loves Cooper University Health Care 

Subaru Presents Gift Card Bundles as Part of Loves to Care Philanthropic Program Representatives from Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society visited Cooper University Health Care to present “care” bundles to frontline support staff at Cooper. Left to right: Liz Edelen, Love Promise Community Commitment Manager, Subaru of America, Inc.; Kirsten Anderson, Love Promise Community Commitment Specialist, Subaru of America, Inc.; Sheila Gallucci-Davis, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy, Subaru of America, Inc.; Shira Haaz, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Subaru of America, Inc.; Gabby Grimaldi, Campaign Development Manager, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; and Alan... Read more →


*Graffiti Art Contest at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – Alcatraz East Crime Museum invites artists to submit their entry into the 3rd Annual Graffiti Art Contest held on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The event coincides with National STEM Day, bringing attention to the addition of Arts… turning STEM to STEAM. Although graffiti is a controversial issue that is very costly to clean up, this contest and exhibit highlights organized graffiti programs found across America that reduce vandalism while promoting local talent. “We know how serious the graffiti issue is in many areas of the country, which is why we want to help teach people about... Read more →


Medical Study on Back Pain Injuries Released

Newswise — Medical guidelines help doctors understand the best way to treat health conditions. Surprisingly, many doctors do not adhere to them, and this is a problem, according to a new study by scientists at University of Utah Health and MDGuidelines. People with lower back pain injury miss 11 more days of work in a year when they only receive treatments for lower back pain that are not recommended by medical guidelines compared to people treated according to guidelines. The findings publish in PLOS ONE on June 17. “The closer people’s care follows evidence-based guidelines, the faster their back pain... Read more →