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Cooper University Health Care to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

November 13, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— Cooper University Health Care announced today that it will become the first health system in New Jersey to raise its minimum wage to $15.

The new minimum wage policy will begin on Jan. 1, 2019, and will benefit its full-time, part-time, and per-diem employees — approximately 10 percent of Cooper’s 7,500 employees, and one third of whom are Camden city residents ...

Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Gets Top Rating From National Ratings Group

CAMDEN, NJ— Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has received a top rating from a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization.

The Leapfrog Group recently awarded Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center an ‘A’ from its Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Lourdes’ efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in ...

State to Work with Camden Nonprofit to Enroll Residents in Affordable Health Care

TRENTON, NJ— A Camden-based nonprofit has been selected to receive funding and support to help enroll New Jersey residents in health coverage.

As part of Governor Phil Murphy’s effort to enroll more New Jerseyans during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, the Center for Family Services is one of five community organizations across the ...

Cooper to Open 90-Room Drug Treatment Facility in Cherry Hill

CAMDEN, NJ— Cooper University Health Care is partnering with Advanced Recovery Systems to build a $27 million, 90-bed inpatient treatment facility inpatient treatment facility in Cherry Hill.

The treatment center will the first of several planned treatment facilities in the region.

“Drug addiction and deaths from drug overdoses, particularly opioids, continue to rise ...

Camden Children Learn How to Prevent Lead Poisoning

CAMDEN, NJ— As part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Camden children traveled to the CAMcare Gateway facility Tuesday to learn about how to wash their hands, healthy eating and lead safety.

The event, which also featured giveaways, information on lead poisoning prevention and screening and free home lead testing kits for members of the public, was organized by Lead and Healthy ...

CMSRU Receives $2M Federal Grant to Address Primary Care Shortages

CAMDEN, NJ— Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) has been awarded a federal grant that will help further its efforts to address primary care shortages.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, awarded the medical school's Champions for Health Advancement through Mentoring and Primary ...

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Participating in Innovative Breast Cancer Study

CAMDEN, NJ— MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper has joined a clinical research study to determine if certain breast cancer patients can be treated without surgery.

The study is being done in conjunction with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and is led by principal investigator Henry M. Kuerer, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Breast Surgical Oncology ...

Camden County Launches Pilot to Fight Opioid Addiction

AUDUBON, NJ— When Angel Nelke first tried to get clean, it was 2015 and she had just spent one month in jail. She was able to get into an outpatient program thanks to the help of a Gloucester Township court program , but ended up relapsing.

After violating her probation in 2017, Nelke went to jail again — this time for four months.

At the end of her time in jail, Nelke again ...

Camden Pet Care Day this Saturday

CAMDEN, NJ— Camden residents will have the opportunity to have their pets microchipped and ask vets any questions they might have this Saturday.

The Animal Welfare Association (AWA) will hold its second Camden Pet Care Day of the year in Reverend Evers Park, 2500 Morgan Blvd., this Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.

AWA’s mobile clinic will be stationed in the park, where ...

Cooper University Health Care Testing Device to Prevent Strokes

CAMDEN, NJ— The structural heart team at Cooper University Hospital is one of 40 sites across the nation, and the only site in the region, participating in a clinical trial for a new medical device designed to reduce the risk of strokes  in certain patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib).

The Cooper structural heart team, including Janah Aji, MD, FACC, director of the Cooper ...

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