Melvin Sheppard, 20, of Moorestown, NJ, visited the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care to donate the proceeds of his annual penny collection. Melvin started the tradition 12 years ago as a token of thanks for the medical care he received as a premature infant at Cooper. When he was born, he weighed only 2.9 pounds. Read more.
Sunday, April 27 was a beautiful day for Team Cooper members from the NICU, Child Life, Social Work, inpatient and outpatient pediatrics groups, and more to come together and support the Camden County March of Dimes "March for Babies" in Voorhees.
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!
Cooper University Hospital is proud to announce the 2010 Nurse of the Year, Patricia Pearlman, R.N., R.N.C., staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This prestigious, peer-nominated award recognizes a nurse whose leadership and practice promotes the delivery of quality healthcare at Cooper.
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.