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.

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.

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.

Cooper Opens Eight New Operating Rooms to Meet Growing Patient Volume

Cooper Opens Eight New Operating Rooms to Meet Growing Patient Volume

Cooper Opens Eight New Operating Rooms to Meet Growing Patient Volume

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.

Cooper Opens Eight New Operating Rooms to Meet Growing Patient Volume

Cooper Opens Eight New Operating Rooms to Meet Growing Patient Volume

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.

Health Care Providers Announce Partnership With County Law Enforcement to Provide Naloxone

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.

Cooper Physician Discusses “Compassionomics” at Upcoming TEDxPenn Event

Stephen W Trzeciak, MD, MPH

Stephen W Trzeciak, MD, MPH

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.