April 16, 2016 |
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Cooper University Hospital $55,000 for allowing employees to be exposed to needle-stick injuries and bloodborne pathogen hazards, the agency said Thursday. OSHA also said the Camden hospital failed to train carpenter-shop employees on the hazards of methylene chloride, a cancer-causing chemical in an adhesive used to fasten laminate to countertops. Cooper also failed to monitor employees exposed to the chemical, according to OSHA.
October 22, 2009
Congratulations to Cooper University Hospital and Rowan University. They're holding a celebration today in Camden to mark their partnership to create a medical school. Gov. Brendan Byrne promised South Jersey a four-year medical school 30 years ago. But it took that long to get the right mixture of fate, politics, and economics needed to finally make it happen. There was that fateful day in April 2007 when Gov. Corzine was critically injured in a car wreck on the Garden State Parkway.
August 28, 2016 |
An 8-year-old Camden girl struck in the head by a stray bullet across the street from her home Wednesday night has died, her father announced Friday afternoon. "[It's] official ladies n gentlemen my baby Gabrielle Hill Carter is no longer with us. Thank you all for ur prayers," Will Phillips posted on Facebook at 5:50 p.m. "Gabby," as she was called by her family, had been in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital since she was rushed there Wednesday night. Also on Friday, the reward offered by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Police Department was raised from $5,000 to $12,000.
May 9, 2016 |
Mark Bryant, the longtime CEO of Camden's community health center, CAMcare, has been ousted from the organization. Though Bryant's name still appears on CAMcare's website as "President/CEO," Bryant confirmed Friday that he was suspended from his job last November and terminated in early March. Speaking from his home in Lawnside, the borough where he served as mayor for 20 years, Bryant declined to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding his departure. The president of CAMcare's board of trustees, Duane Myers, said he could not comment in any way on Bryant's current relationship to the federally funded organization.
August 31, 2016
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible in the fatal shooting an 8-year-old Camden girl last week was raised Monday to $76,000, police announced. Gabrielle Hill Carter was struck in the head by a stray bullet Wednesday night while she was playing outside across the street from her house in the 900 block of South Eighth Street. She died Friday at Cooper University Hospital. Police said several men opened fire on another person and shot the girl instead.
September 3, 2016 |
The organs of an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot while playing across the street from her Camden home last week have been donated, including her liver, which went to a cousin. Also, Gabrielle Hill Carter's mother, Meresa Carter Phillips, gave birth to another child Tuesday, and named him King Gabriel. Gabrielle was playing on the sidewalk just before 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 across from her house on the 900 block of South Eighth Street when several men opened fire on another man. One of the bullets struck her in the head.
July 16, 2016 |
American Water is moving to the Camden waterfront, the company announced Thursday, becoming the latest New Jersey corporation lured to the city by generous state tax subsidies. Aided by the promise of $164 million in incentives, the Voorhees-based American Water Works Co. will build a new corporate headquarters between the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Adventure Aquarium, becoming the first piece of a massive complex planned by Liberty Property Trust, the Philadelphia-based developer that intends to build offices, shops, and homes there.
July 17, 2012
Two people were shot dead in Camden over the weekend, authorities said. Franklin Morales, 39, was found lying in a driveway on the 900 block of Biedeman Avenue in East Camden around 9 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at Cooper University Hospital. Around 11 p.m., Khalil Cotton, 23, of Camden, was shot near Mount Ephraim Avenue and Morton Street in the Whitman Park section. He was driven to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The deaths brought the city's homicide tally to 33, compared with 23 at this time last year.
December 29, 2011 |
Two people were killed in a head-on crash this morning on The White Horse Pike in Clementon, Camden County, police said. A third person - a man - was reported in critical but stable condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The two cars collided head on near Higgins Avenue about 3:30 a.m. Killed were a male and a female, whose names and ages were not immediately released. An investigation is under way.
April 3, 2016
A 38-year-old woman was hospitalized in stable condition after being shot, possibly by her son, Friday evening in Camden, police said. The woman was shot in the chest around 6 p.m. in the 1100 block of North 18th Street, where she and her son live. She was taken to Cooper University Hospital. The son, who was not identified, was being sought by authorities. - Robert Moran