Cooper University Hospital formally named its new 10-story patient Pavilion in honor of Joseph J. Roberts, Jr., former Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly and longtime supporter of Camden and South Jersey. The announcement of the “Roberts Pavilion” was made today at a dedication ceremony with nearly 400 business, civic and government leaders in attendance.
On Tuesday, September 15, 2009, Cooper University Hospital celebrated the grand opening of The Margaret L. Isaacs Chapel located off the main lobby of Cooper’s new patient Pavilion. The Chapel is dedicated in memory of Margaret L. Isaacs by her husband, the late Harry H. Isaacs, Sr., and son, Harry H. Isaacs, Jr. Mrs. Isaacs was a long-time patient of Edward D. Viner, M.D., Chairman of the Cooper Foundation.
Cooper University Hospital recently dedicated the Dr. Edward D. Viner Intensive Care Unit in the new hospital pavilion. This honor was bestowed on Dr. Viner for his many years of service to Cooper University Hospital and his dedication to his patients. It is the result of the generosity of many of Dr. Viner’s long time patients and friends, particularly Bernard and Shirlee Brown, who generously contributed to the ICU. Dr. Viner, who is currently a practicing physician in Cooper’s Department of Medicine, serves as Chairman of the Cooper Foundation Board and is Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement. He has had an illustrious career in medicine. His career-long interest in intensive care stems from his personal experience as a critically ill ICU patient in 1972.