New Outpatient Diagnostic Mammography Unit Opens at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

From left to right: Dr. Robyn Roth; Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE; Susan Bass-Levin; Dr. Generosa Grana; Christine Winn.

Expanding to meet growing patient demand, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper recently opened a new outpatient diagnostic mammography center on its Camden campus.

“This is another exciting day as MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper continues to transform cancer care for the people of South Jersey and the region,” said Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, executive chairman and chief executive officer at Cooper, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read more.

Cooper Surgeon Part of Team That Performed World’s First Total Penis and Scrotum Transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Dr. Steven Bonawitz, MD

Dr. Steven Bonawitz, MD

Steven C. Bonawitz, MD, FACS, head of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Cooper University Health Care, was among the team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons that performed the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant. The 14-hour surgery took place at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on March 26. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Announces Winner of First “Cooper Civic Leadership Award”

Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon, award winner Shenelle Alexander, and Anthony Welch, Cooper University Health Care’s vice president of government and community relations Photo credit: Erik J. Marshall

Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon, award winner Shenelle Alexander, and Anthony Welch, Cooper University Health Care’s Vice President of Government and Community Relations.
Photo credit: Erik J. Marshall

Shenelle Alexander, an undergraduate nursing student at Rutgers University-Camden, was named as the first winner of the $1,000 Cooper Civic Leadership Award at the Seventh Annual Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement held April 26, 2018. Read more.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Hosts Remembrance Event in Camden and Voorhees

This week, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper hosted Remembrance Events in Camden and Voorhees, for the family and loved ones of patients who passed in the last year. More than 50 attendees took part in the events that featured remarks, prayers and poems delivered by MD Anderson at Cooper physicians, social workers, chaplains and other staff members. The event also included live music, and a horticultural healing activity.  Read more.

Cooper Career Day Gives New Perspective on Health Care

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, about 70 students in the 5th through 12th grades came to Cooper University Health Care for Cooper Career Day, part of Bring Your Child to Work Day. Throughout the day, students learned about the different roles our Cooper team members play in the hospital to ensure that we’re able to carry out our mission: To serve. Read more.

Cooper Dietitian, Josh George, Visits Collingswood Fire Department

Last night, Cooper dietitian, Josh George, RD, visited the Collingswood Fire Department for a healthy cooking demonstration and to answer nutrition-related questions.

Our first responders often place themselves in harms way to help and rescue others. This call to duty can result in a lifestyle of placing others before themselves, especially when it comes to health. That’s why Cooper’s Community Health team works diligently to provide preventative care to our local heroes. Read more.

Cooper Celebrates Volunteers, Honors “Volunteer of Year”

Joan Crothamel, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Joan Crothamel, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

In observance of National Volunteer Month, Cooper University Health Care recognized the hundreds of dedicated men and women who donate their time and efforts to support the hospital’s mission, to serve, to heal, to educate.

A thank-you luncheon was held on April 20, 2018, to honor the 654 active volunteers who performed a remarkable 67,025 hours of service in 2017. Read more.

Cancer Genetics CME Event Draws Large Audience of Health Care Professionals

Second event scheduled for May 1

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper hosted a CME event for physicians and other health care providers at the DoubleTree Suites in Mt. Laurel, NJ.  Approximately 100 attendees took part in the program, which focused on The Role of Cancer Genetics in Precision Medicine.  Presentations included discussion on current approaches to genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes, potential benefits and limitations of the multigene panel testing approach for hereditary cancer syndromes, and the implications, risks, and benefits of genetic testing for the individual and their family. Read more.

MD Anderson at Cooper Offers Free Program on Cancer and Genetics at Willingboro Public Library

Have you ever worried about what role family history plays in cancer?  Cancer experts from MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper will discuss this topic at a free community lecture on cancer and genetics at the Willingboro Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Robert A. Somer, MD, head of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, and genetic counselor Jennie Stone, MS, LCGC, will discuss cancer and family history and how advances in genetic testing are shedding light on new genes involved in the development of cancer. Read more.

Cooper Dermatologist Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Warren R. Heymann, MD

Warren R. Heymann, MD

Warren R. Heymann, MD, head of the Division of Dermatology at Cooper University Health Care and professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, was recently awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Medical Dermatology Society.

The honor is given in recognition of a lifetime of inspired patient care as a medical dermatologist, mentoring of future medical dermatologists, and research to advance medical dermatology. Read more.