Annual Employee Appeal

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Our employees are part of Cooper through the work they do every day. The 2014 Annual Employee Appeal highlights Cooper programs that focus on patient-family centered care. 

Cooper employees can designate their gift to one of the seven programs recommended by 100 Cooper Employee Ambassadors for funding:

1. The Cooper Foundation

The Cooper Foundation supports a multitude of programs and services that make Cooper University Health Care one of the leading healthcare providers in the region. Your Gift of Hope to The Cooper Foundation helps ensure that patients across South Jersey have access to world-class healthcare, right here, right now.

2. Community Programs

For more than 125 years, Cooper has been a partner in Camden and the surrounding communities. Whether by making sure families have food at their holiday table, equipping children with the supplies they need to start the school year off right or bringing neighbors together for summer concerts, Cooper is committed to reaching out to the underserved members of our community through a wide variety of programs.

3. Patient-In-Need/Tea Cart

Cancer takes a toll on families in many ways, including financially. Fortunately, the Patient-In-Need fund provides assistance to patients undergoing cancer treatment who experience financial hardship during their care. These funds are used to help offset the costs of urgent non-medical financial needs – household expenses, childcare, transportation to appointments. Help provide peace of mind so patients can focus on the real bottom line – getting better.

The Tea Cart is an initiative through the Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine program. Employees generously volunteer their lunch break to serve snacks to patients and their families during chemotherapy. The cart runs five days per week in Voorhees and will expand to the new Cooper Cancer Institute in Camden.

4. Child Life Program

Children and families facing challenging healthcare experiences often need some extra TLC. Through the Child Life Program at Cooper, specialists help our young patients and their families cope with healthcare challenges through age-appropriate education, medical and therapeutic play and other supportive activities.

5. Trauma Family Support Group

When trauma strikes, the Trauma Family Support Group at Cooper is there to help. From distributing comfort bags to families during their stay to providing a snack cart service, the smallest gestures often make the biggest difference. The Trauma Family Support Group hosts family support groups and is planning for a computer work station in the Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Waiting Area to allow families to stay connected during one of the most trying times in their lives.

6. The Ripa Center Community Education Programs

Women are unique, and so are their healthcare needs. The Ripa Center for Women’s Health & Wellness at Cooper is a comprehensive center that addresses the health and wellness needs of women of all ages. The community education programs offered at the Ripa Center are designed to complement women’s clinical health services. From nutrition and fitness to parenting and healthy aging, these programs improve the overall health of women and the community.

7. Cornerstone Society at the New Cooper Cancer Institute

Become a member of The Cornerstone Society ($1,000 minimum donation) and your name will be installed on a donor wall in the new Cooper Cancer Institute in Camden. Your membership in the Cornerstone Society signifies your commitment to ensuring patients  have access to the best in comprehensive care, close to home. Your generosity will inspire others as you share your vision and build a cornerstone for the world-class Cooper Cancer Institute.


For more information, please call The Cooper Foundation at 856-342-2222.