Center Named in Honor of the Ripa Family, Long-Time Cooper Supporters
Cooper University Health Care executive leaders and local officials gathered on April 3, 2014, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness in Voorhees, NJ. The center is named in honor of the Ripa family, longtime Cooper supporters. Camden County Clerk Joe Ripa was in attendance at the event representing the family at the dedication. His daughter, television personality Kelly Ripa, has served as spokesperson for Cooper for many years.
“We recognize that today’s women are busier than ever, and we felt that it was important to create a center devoted specifically to their health and wellbeing,” said Adrienne Kirby, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer for Cooper University Health Care. “As caregivers, business professionals and community volunteers among other roles, women are pulled in so many directions. In our newly expanded center they can focus on their own needs in an environment that is supportive and nurturing.”
The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper, first founded in 2007, was designed to meet the unique needs of women at all ages and all stages of life. Created by women, for women, it provides access to “one-stop,” comprehensive medical care by the world-class physicians and staff at Cooper. In addition to primary care and gynecologic and obstetrical services, the expanded Ripa Center offers the cutting-edge Sensory Suite mammography, osteoporosis testing, wellness programs, fitness and nutrition classes and more. The Ripa Center also offers complementary programming to nurture the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of women.