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VOORHEES >> Virtua Health recently debuted the newest addition to its food access programs: the Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store. This 40-foot store-on-wheels is part of several Virtua initiatives that position food as a form of medicine.

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CAMDEN >> Where can you find a walking trail or bike path in Camden? Which city parks have playgrounds and picnic tables, and what condition are they in? Where’s the nearest farmers’ market? Where could new parks and community gardens be created on vacant lots? Which neighborhoods woul…

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MOUNT HOLLY >> On Dec. 23, the Burlington County Bar Association, in partnership with the Burlington County Bar Foundation, The Thinking Learning Foundation and the Burlington County Community Action Partnership, distributed meals and $50 gift cards to 40 of Burlington County‘s needies…

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CAMDEN >> 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.

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Virtua Health has its own Santa Claus, and his name is Sam Lacroce. In a year filled with uncertainty and hardship, Sam continued his support of Virtua’s pediatric patients by purchasing and donating all of the toys delivered to Virtua during the Joseph Lacroce Foundation’s 9th Annual Toy Drive.

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MEDFORD >> The Shawnee High School Yellow Ribbon Club and Boys Soccer Team recently held a very successful toy drive for “Toys for Tots”, whose mission it is to collect new, unwrapped toys to distribute to children who are less fortunate.

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CAMDEN >> Cooper University Health Care, the region’s leading academic health system, hosted Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, and Dr. Deborah Birx from White House Coronavirus Task Force for a roundtable discussion Dec. 11 on the resp…

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GLASSBORO >> Acenda’s Chief Operating Officer, Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, has attained a fellow distinction from of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. She is now privileged to bear the FACHE® cre…

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CAMDEN >> George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustee at Cooper University Health Care announced that the health system has kicked-off the holiday season by donating 1,000 turkeys to community groups, faith-based organizations, and the South Jersey Food Bank to benefit Cam…

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Deborah Hospital Foundation’s 15th Annual Red Tie Gala, held virtual style on Dec 5, raised nearly $150,000 for cardiac care at Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey’s only specialty heart, lung, and vascular hospital, and an Alliance Partner of the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular &…

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MOUNT LAUREL >> Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Samaritan donors and volunteers continued their yearly tradition of giving, hosting their 20th annual Thanksgiving meal delivery, Giving Thanks Preserving Memories on Nov. 21. Through contactless pickup and delivery, Samaritan was able to …

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CAMDEN >> Yesenia “Yesi´ Santiago, a non-medical case manager for Cooper University Health Care’s Early Intervention Program (EIP), was honored with the Cooper Heroism Award for saving a man’s life in the community during the summer. Cooper Co-CEOs Kevin O’Dowd and Anthony Mazzarelli p…

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TABERNACLE >> At Seneca High School, students, faculty and staff refer to one another as family. And this holiday season, the Seneca Family is continuing the tradition of giving thanks and giving back: organizing food drives to ensure community members have a Thanksgiving meal to enjoy…

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CAMDEN >> The Cooper Foundation and Cooper University Health Care spread some holiday cheer Nov.25 by helping numerous community leaders and volunteers deliver 1,900 Thanksgiving meals to senior citizens across the City of Camden who otherwise would not be able to get out and enjoy the…

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Faced with a relentless disaster season including multiple major hurricanes and tropical storms in the south and devastating wildfires in much of the west, combined with daily responses to local home fires, thousands of Red Cross volunteers have been working tirelessly for months across the …

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MOUNT LAUREL >> The community is invited to celebrate a special annual tradition in a new, innovative way this holiday season. This year, Samaritan is taking its annual Tree of Life ceremony virtual, so that any individual may remember loved ones as we enter the holiday season from the…

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MEDFORD >> Scouts are thriving at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. In the midst of the pandemic, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts have been able to complete projects to benefit the operations of Cedar Run.

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VOORHEES >> Animal Welfare Association (AWA) has announced a generous donor has pledged their support for the cat climbing highway, a special feature, of the planned 25,000-square foot shelter/education center soon to be under construction.

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CAMDEN >> Cardiac specialists at Cooper University Health Care recently achieved two recent medical firsts: The team was the first in the Philadelphia region to successfully implant Boston Scientific’s Watchman FLXTM device, and Cooper enrolled the first patient in the OPTION clinical …

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MEDFORD >> While there are more divides than ever in today’s society, young people have fewer opportunities to interact with others from different backgrounds. They are experiencing increased mental health challenges, instability and isolation during a crucial time in their lives. YMCA…

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CAMDEN >> Cooper University Health Care has opened a new 28-bed Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the top floor of its Roberts Pavilion building to expand the academic health system’s advanced critical care capacity to 86 beds. The top floor of the building previously ho…