Golfers gathered at Woodcrest Country Club on Monday, June 14, 2010 for the 18th Annual Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championship Golf Tournament, benefiting the Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper. Over the 18-year history of the tournament more than $2 million has been raised to help aid Cooper’s pediatric patients.
75 members of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club recently rumbled into the Cooper entrance circle. The Blue Knights, on their annual toy run, presented Child Life with $500 to enhance the lives of our hospitalized pediatrics patients. This was in addition to the wealth of toys and games which the bikers brought.
On Saturday, June 12, 2010, Brenna Welsh, a state finalist competing for the title of Miss New Jersey visited patients at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. Brenna is part of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). She has been traveling to area hospitals trying to raise awareness so medical facilities like Cooper continue to educate their patient’s and staff on rare disorders and treatment options.
On Thursday, June 10, 2010, Erik Cautin, of Baim Enterprises, representing Ronald McDonald House Charities and Teddy Thomas, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House of Southern Jersey presented a check for $25,000 to Cooper’s Pediatric Emergency Department. This generous donation has helped to provide a more comfortable space for Cooper’s Pediatric Families in our Emergency Department.
We celebrated the opening of our new multi-specialty facility in Willingboro with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour on Monday night. The 11,000 square feet of practice space is in the heart of Burlington County and will offer patients an array of services, including: Podiatry, Vascular Surgery, Urology, Dermatology, Nephrology, Rheumatology as well as Primary Care.
On Monday, May 3rd, over 100 Cooper employees and local volunteers will be trading in their work uniforms for aprons and chef hats as they prepare for our annual Clare’s Cupboard bake sale. With the help of our volunteers including Cooper employees, social workers, parents of NICU graduates and generous community members, we plan to make thousands of different yummy treats!
It was standing room only during Cooper University Hospital’s Grand Rounds last Thursday as medical students, residents, attending physicians and other healthcare professionals filled the room to participate in the program “Health Care Reform: What Does it Mean to You?”
You may see a small but mighty young man walking through Cooper’s halls on Wednesday, March 24. March of Dimes 2010 National Ambassador, seven-year-old Joshua Hoffman of Weston, Florida will visit Cooper’s level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which cares for more than 300 premature and sick babies per year. It is a unit that Joshua and his family know all too well—he was born prematurely, weighing only 1 pound, 11 ounces. He fought hard to survive, spending 14 weeks in a newborn intensive care unit, where he received treatment for serious breathing, heart and vision problems.