Celebration of Life Brings Smiles to Pediatric Trauma Patients, Families, and Cooper Staff

On Saturday, September 14, Cooper celebrated the resiliency and triumphs of pediatric patients who have received care in the pediatric trauma program.  Michael Goodman, MD, Chief and Chairman of Pediatrics, and Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, Pediatric Trauma Medical Director, welcomed guests who then enjoyed a Super Hero themed event with activities for children of all ages and a picnic-style lunch.  Cooper staff enjoyed seeing their prior patients and families from the prior two years. The parents of patient Jake Disimine gave a heartfelt speech about their experience and thanked Cooper staff for their support during their son’s stay.

This event could not happen without the support of the many departments that donated raffle baskets, created arts and crafts activities, and so much more including: Cooper Pediatric and PICU StaffCooper Orthopaedic GroupCooper Patient RelationsTrauma Family Support Committee, The Cooper FoundationCooper Medical School of Rowan University medical students, and Safe Kids of New Jersey.

Cooper University Hospital is the only hospital in the Delaware Valley that provides trauma care for both adults and children, and is a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Our goal is to keep families together during what may be one of the most challenging times of their lives. Each year, of the nearly 3,000 trauma cases, approximately 15 percent are children who are severely injured in motor vehicle crashes, falls, accidents and acts of violence. Learn more about what this means for you and your family by clicking here.

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