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.
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.
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.
Cooper University Health Care recognized Thomas Egan, RN, of Philadelphia, with The DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care. Egan works as a nurse in Cooper’s Critical Care Unit. He was nominated by the family of a recent patient and was cited for his professional care, compassion, and advocacy on behalf of the patient. Read more.
To meet the growth in the number of patients seeking surgery, today Cooper University Health Care opened eight new operating rooms including a special suite for vascular procedures, increasing its total number of operating rooms system-wide to 38.
As a leading academic, tertiary care health system with the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, demand for services at Cooper have grown over the past six years, particularly in the area of surgical services. Read more.
The opioid epidemic has created a national public health crisis throughout the nation. One of the critical tools that first responders and front-line police officers are now carrying is called naloxone. This medication is an opioid antagonist and can in most instances make someone overdosing start breathing again by dislodging the opioid from the receptors in the brain.
The effects of opioids like heroin, fentanyl and OxyContin have proven deadly in Camden County and the country. Read more.
What if doctors spent an extra 40 seconds showing compassion for their patients? Surprisingly, research shows that those extra 40 seconds can have a tremendous impact for both the patient and the doctor. Stephen W. Trzeciak, MD, an intensivist at Cooper University Health Care and Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, has seen firsthand how powerful that extra care can be through his pioneering research on “Compassionomics” — the scientific study of how compassionate care can make a difference, and the implications of those extra 40 seconds in patient outcomes and health economics. Read more.
New Roles Designed to Continue to Strengthen Organization’s Ability to Focus on Long-Term Planning and Management in Challenging Healthcare Marketplace
Cooper University Health Care today announced its Board of Trustees has named Kevin O’Dowd and Anthony Mazzarelli, as Co-Presidents, joining CEO Adrienne Kirby as the leaders of the organization. Dr. Kirby will add Executive Chair to her title. In their new positions, Mazzarelli and O’Dowd will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of the health care system and the care it provides, allowing Dr. Read more.
Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care opened a new pediatric outpatient infusion center which was made possible thanks to a $400,000 donation to The Cooper Foundation from the John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation.
“As the only state-designated acute care children’s hospital in South Jersey, Cooper provides exceptional pediatric primary care and comprehensive specialty care services for every patient, every day, in a patient- and family-centered environment,” said Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, Cooper’s president and chief executive officer. Read more.