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How an insurance magnate pumped up a once-ailing hospital

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 27, 2012

In a city synonymous with failure, Cooper University Hospital is the grand exception. Behind it all is hospital board chairman George E. Norcross III, the insurance magnate who is now promoting Cooper with the same relentless focus that has made him very wealthy and arguably the top Democratic boss in New Jersey. But there's something else that is inseparable—Norcross' political muscle and Cooper's agenda. In some ways, the hospital has become another piece of his political apparatus, to the mutual benefit of Democrats and Cooper.