Cooper Celebrates the Grand Opening of the DiFlorio Family Healing Garden

The DiFlorio Family

On Tuesday, June 22, 2010, Cooper University Hospital celebrated the grand opening of the DiFlorio Family Healing Garden with a dedication ceremony.

In the middle of the bustling city of Camden now lives The DiFlorio Family Healing Garden, a place of respite and tranquility for patients and families to enhance the healing process. During Tuesday’s ceremony, Cooper recognized and thanked Dennis DiFlorio and family as well as other donors whose contributions has made the healing garden possible for patients, families and visitors to enjoy. The DiFlorio’s donated $375,000 towards the construction of the healing garden, which has been named in their honor.

The event featured violinists and a reading from Walt Whitman himself. Four Cooper employees helped bury a time capsule filled with memorabilia from the grand opening of the Patient Pavilion into the healing garden. It will be re-opened fifty years from now reflecting the progress that has been made at Cooper.

Cooper University Hospital is a Planetree hospital focusing on family and patient centered care. The new healing garden is an extension of this concept, allowing nature to support in calming and bringing peace to those in need. This scenic, outdoor garden features a water-wall fountain providing soothing sounds of rainfall, evergreen trees, sculptures and an array of plants and flowers.

The DiFlorio Family Healing Garden is located at One Cooper Plaza in Camden, adjacent to the Pavilion lobby and Garden Walk.

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