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Cooper Executive Chairman and CEO to Retire

January 11, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ— Cooper University Health Care's executive chairman and CEO will soon be retiring after seven years leading the health care system.

Cooper University Health Care announced today that Dr. Adrienne Kirby, executive chairman and CEO, will be retiring effective June 1.

Cooper’s Board of Trustees appointed current co-presidents, Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli and Kevin ...

Camden County Will Continue to Give Flu Shots Through February

CAMDEN, NJ— To combat an already busy flu season, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services will continue to offer flu shots through February.

The county will be offering flu shots at the Camden County Aletha Wright Administration Building located at 600 Market St. on the first and third Fridays of the month from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  To schedule ...

Rutgers Prof Gets $400K Grant Using Smartphones for Monitoring Diseases

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - These days there is one item people keep with them constantly: a smartphone.

Now a Rutgers University professor has received a $400,000 grant to see if those smartphones can gather data on the effects of conditions that literally cause people to shake, such as Parkinson's Disease.

The National Institutes of Health gave the grant to Jean-Francois Daneault, an ...

Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing to Hold Open House

CAMDEN, NJ— Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing will hold an open house in February for those interested in its nursing program.

The open house will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing, on the fifth floor Pavilion in the Medical Center, located at 1600 Haddon Ave.

Through a longstanding cooperative partnership with Camden County College, ...

Virtua Camden's First-of-its-kind Amnesty Box Offers Chance to Safely Dispose of Weapons

CAMDEN, NJ—A collection box that has been used outside of military firing ranges for years has made its way to outside of a Camden emergency room.

In August, Virtua Camden became one of the first hospitals in the nation to install an amnesty box outside of its emergency room, offering its patients or visitors the opportunity to discard any illegal or prohibited items before they enter ...

Trinity Health Ministries Increases Minimum Wage to $15

CAMDEN, NJ— This year, Lourdes Health System will join other South Jersey health care providers in raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Trinity Health ministries in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania will raise minimum wage to $15 per hour, effective January 2019. These specific ministries include: Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic [comprising Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy ...

Cooper Reopens Helipad With New Structural and Safety Features

CAMDEN, NJ— After several months of construction work, South Jersey's only level 1 trauma center has re-opened a crucial part of its operation that helps save lives.

Cooper University Health Care recently unveiled its newly upgraded rooftop helipad.

In addition to trauma patients, critically ill patients are also airlifted from other hospitals for a higher-level specialty care ...

CMSRU researchers help discover 11 new epilepsy genes

CAMDEN, NJ— Researchers at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University [CMSRU] have helped discover 11 new epilepsy genes not previously linked to the disease.

Russell J. Buono, PhD, and Thomas N. Ferraro, PhD, professors in the department of biomedical science at CMSRU, collaborated on a study that was published Dec. 10 in Nature Communications that identifies 11 new epilepsy genes not ...

New Walgreens Pharmacy Opens in Rutgers-Camden Nursing and Science Building

CAMDEN, NJ— A new pharmacy that provides medicine for complex health conditions has come to Camden, opening up shop in the heart of the city’s eds and meds corridor.

Officials from Rutgers, Walgreens and Camden County cut the ribbon for Community, A Walgreens Pharmacy today.

The specialty pharmacy is located along Federal Street, on the ground floor of the new Nursing and ...


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