More than 50 dedicated Team Cooper members from around Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper (and friends and family members) joined together on Sunday, April 27, 2014, to walk Camden County's “March for Babies.” Sponsored by the New Jersey March of Dimes, the walk raises money to help the March of Dimes ensure healthy starts for premature infants. The combination of bake sales, a raffle basket auction, and personal donations helped Team Cooper raised nearly $5,000 to support this worthy cause in 2014.
Cooper University Hospital would like to congratulate Gretchen Lawhon, RN, PhD, Clinical Nurse Scientist at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, for receiving the “Advancement in Clinical Applications” award by the March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter.
Robin L. Perry, MD, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper, is one of four South Jersey Physicians to have received the March of Dimes' Born To Shine Award in recognition of their outstanding work in maternal and infant care.
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.