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JUNE 2018

Your Monthly News Update from The Cooper Foundation


 Save the Date for Pink Roses Teal Magnolias! 


The Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch supports innovative breast and gynecological research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, pays special tribute to breast and ovarian cancer survivors, and honors loved ones lost to the disease. Click Here to Learn More!




Get Up Close & Personal With the Doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper


Pallav K. Mehta, MD, is the Director of Integrative Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and a 2018 Pink and Teal Hero.  To him, there is no field of medicine more interesting than oncology and no greater music than old-school hip-hop.

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Q & A Series

with Pink & Teal Hero 

Pallav K. Mehta, MD



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Student Groups Making a Difference


Every year, members of the National Honor Society at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Newfield come together for a service project to benefit their local community.


This year, they knew they wanted to do something to help children and held a pajama drive for pediatric patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.


Forty miles north at Moorestown High School, members of the American Heart Association Relay for Life Club also knew they wanted to do something to help children at Cooper.


For two months this winter, they collected toys for Cooper’s Child Life Program.


These are just two examples of how student groups, service clubs and other local organizations can come together to support Cooper and give back to their local community.  Read More




Mark Your Calendar!

Summer in the City Music Festival

Kicks Off July 24



The 2018 Summer in the City Music Festival in the Park kicks off on Tuesday, July 24 with a festival-favorite “Coast 2 Coast.” Also on the festival lineup are “To The Max” Brothers” on Tuesday, July 31 and “The Ingram Brothers” on Tuesday, Aug. 7.  


All concerts are free and open to the public. Concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. and are held at Sheila Roberts Park at 6th and Washington streets in Camden.  The rain date for all concerts is Tuesday, Aug. 14.


The popular concert series is a joint collaboration of The Cooper Foundation, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Cooper Lanning Civic Association and Lanning Square West Residents in Action.  Rita’s Water Ice will offer free water ice and the Garden State Discovery Museum will provide free face painting and bubble fun. 


   Congratulations to our 

Nursing Excellence Award Winners



The 2018 Nursing Excellence Awards held last month honored 22 nurses and collaborative care providers and teams for their outstanding contributions to excellence in patient care. Award winners were nominated by their colleagues for their commitment to upholding the Cooper mission “to serve, to heal, to educate.”


Vincent Pannone, BSN, RN, of Sicklerville, N.J., was named Nurse of the Year.

Pannone joined Cooper in 2016 and is an operating room nurse. He received the Cooper Nurse of the Year Award and The Philip and Carole Norcross Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing. The Nursing Excellence Awards are supported by generous donations to The Cooper Foundation.  Read More 



We're In The News


Cooper Chairman Named Business Leader of the Year 

George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper Health System, was recently named Business Leader of the Year by LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. Presented annually by Drexel LeBow, the Business Leader of the Year award has become one of the most prestigious honors in the Greater Philadelphia region.  Congratulations George! 

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How the opioid crisis is changing how Philadelphia emergency room doctors care for patients – – May 29 – by Aubrey Whelan – Before Cooper's addiction clinic opened to help treat patients suffering from addiction who came in through the Emergency Department, “we didn’t have any providers — we had nowhere to send them .... [so] we said, OK, we have to start our own,” said Rachel Haroz, MD, Cooper Emergency Medicine Physician.

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Cooper University Hospital trauma doctor receives “Military Employee of the Year Award” – Fox29 – May 22 – New Jersey's Cooper University Hospital salutes their military employees. On Tuesday, they honored one doctor with the first-ever “Military Employee of the Year Award.” 

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Uncommon Schools dedicates second Camden Prep Campus – TAPintoCamden – May 21, 2018 – by George WoolstonFederal, state and city officials, along with the Uncommon Schools Camden Prep community celebrated the dedication of the renaissance school's brand new second campus in the city. 

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