Annual Employee Appeal

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Our employees are part of Cooper through the work they do every day. The 2015 Annual Employee Appeal (AEA) is a workplace campaign at Cooper University Health System managed by The Cooper Foundation and designed to raise funds for patient care, education and research, and community programs at Cooper.  

This year’s featured funds focus on patient and family centered care.  You can also choose to donate to any of the funds at The Cooper Foundation.  Click here for a complete list of funds.

2015 Featured Funds: 

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 their 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. Palliative Care Program

Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses.   Our staff of physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, counselors and volunteers focuses on providing patients relief from pain and other distressing symptoms, whether they are physical, emotional, or spiritual. Palliative Care also includes patient education, clinical goal setting, counseling, and end-of-life care.  Your donation will help fund the supportive services needed for Palliative Care.

4. The Jaffe Family Women's Care Center

The Jaffe Family Women's Care Center is dedicated to meeting the needs of the underserved women in our community, who struggle with significant medical, social or emotional barriers to accessing healthcare.  Your donation could support a friendlier, more comfortable waiting room, a cheerful area with books for children, a rocking chair or patient friendly computer stations.

5. Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper provides highly specialized medical care to more than 500 critically ill infants each year.  The NICU team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, residents and fellows, is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide state-of-the-art care to Cooper's youngest and tiniest patients.  Your gift will help make a difference to our premature and term infant patients with medical or surgical problems.

6. Cooper CARES

Cooper CARES is organized by employees and provides funding to improve patient care and enhance the Cooper experience for employees.  Cooper CARES has funded the electronic message board in the employee cafeteria, blanket warmers, music and art therapy supplies for children, vitamix blenders for oncology nutritionists, and flat screen TVs in waiting rooms.  These are just a few ways Cooper CARES can help.

7. Cornerstone Society at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

When it comes from beating cancer, no one can do it alone.  Become a member of The Cornerstone Society, and your donation will provide funding for programs at our cancer center.  See your name on a paver ($500) or on the Cornerstone Wall ($1,000 minimum pledge).   Your generosity will inspire others at the world-class MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

Questions regarding the 2015 Annual Employee Appeal, please contact Tara Elk at elk-tara@cooperhealth.edu.