Cooper University Health Care is dedicated to providing life-saving pre-hospital ground and air medical care, first aid services, and outreach to the community through the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program.
EMS Ground Transport for Camden
Cooper provides 911 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the City of Camden as well as the tertiary services of the Level I Trauma Center, cardiology, critical care medicine, neurological care, and pediatric care, among others. Allowing the experts in these fields, and others, to work directly with the EMS providers enhances the care that can be given by those basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) providers.
Cooper EMS is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year with Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. The ground fleets consists of 11 EMS vehicles and four physician response vehicles.
Steven Hare, MS, NRP
Operations Manager, Ground Services
Ron Murphy, NRP
EMS Clinical Manager, Ground Services
To reach our EMS ground transport team, call 856.757.4800.
Cooper 1 Air Transport
Cooper 1 provides critical care air medical transportation from locations throughout the seven counties of southern New Jersey to Cooper University Hospital. Critically injured patients receive rapid transport from emergency scenes to Cooper’s Level I Trauma Center, the only Level I adult trauma and Level II pediatric trauma center in South Jersey. Additionally, Cooper 1 provides rapid transfer for patients at other hospitals in the region who are critically ill or injured and need the advanced medical and/or surgical care only available at Cooper.
Cooper 1, based at the Millville Municipal Airport in Millville, Cumberland County, is an EC135 T2+ Eurocopter owned and operated by Metro Aviation, Inc. It is equipped with state-of-the-art GPS, weather radar, aircraft collision avoidance system, and night vision goggles (NVG). An experienced crew, including Cooper flight nurses, staff the helicopter, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Rick Rohrbach, BSN, RN, CFRN, CCRN-K, MICP
EMS Director, Cooper Air and Ground Services
Cooper EMS, in addition to providing 911 services, offers medical direction and EMS education to area BLS squads in South Jersey. These services help to implement protocols and to support an effective performance improvement process by:
- Providing education and training for all audiences involved in emergency medical services through didactics, simulation technology, and performance improvement activities.
- Participating in research initiatives to maintain the highest level of preparedness and prehospital care through evidence-based medicine.
- Collaborating with local, state, regional, and federal partners to assist in the implementation of an effective EMS and emergency management system.
Brian Collins, CEM, EMT-P
EMS Outreach Coordinator
Craig French, MBA, FP-C, NRP
EMS Medical Direction Coordinator