Childhood trauma survivors and their families enjoyed a super hero–themed day of fun with their families and the doctors and nurses who cared for them in a celebration of life reunion event at Cooper University Health Care on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional accidents are the leading cause of death in young children and adolescents in the United States.
Cooper, one of only three state-designated Level 1 Trauma Centers in NJ, is the only hospital in the Delaware Valley that provides trauma care for both adults and children. Each year, Cooper treats nearly 4,000 patients, making it one of the busiest trauma centers in the state. Nearly 15 percent of those treated are children that are severely injured in motor vehicle crashes, falls, accidents, and acts of violence. Cooper is the only hospital in South Jersey and the second among New Jersey’s Level 1 trauma centers to achieve verification as a Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).