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March 12, 2018

Your Monthly Round-Up From
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In This Issue:


We're Painting The Town Cooper Red April 27, 2018
Q & A: Gala Honorary Co-Chair Terry Ricca, RN
Celebrate National Doctor's Day with Cooper
Cooper Opens New Pediatric Infusion Center
Featured Donors: Kyle and Lauren Hall in Honor of Ann Hall
Momentum: Camden Rising Together
Get Crafty to Fight Cancer
From Our Inbox
We're In The News



Q & A With Red Hot Gala Honorary
Co-Chair Terry Ricca, RN



Terry Ricca, RN, is Senior Vice President for Institute Strategy, Access and Chief Experience Officer at Cooper University Health Care. In this short Q & A, Terry talks about putting women first, loving her job and advice for other professional women.


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Celebrate a Cooper Physician
Who Has Touched Your Life

March 30 is National Doctor’s Day and the perfect opportunity to celebrate our remarkable physicians at Cooper University Health Care.


Now, you can thank a physician who stood by your side, listened attentively to your concerns, restored your health or comforted you during a difficult time.


In their honor and in celebration of National Doctor’s Day, please make a gift to Cooper today.


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Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care Opens New Pediatric Infusion Center Thanks to $400,000 Donation

At the John E. Kostic Pediatric Infusion Center Dedication (L to R): John Kostic, Treasurer, John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation; Eileen Kostic, President, John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation; Emily Kostic, Vice President, John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation; and Sam Girotra.


Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care opened a new pediatric outpatient infusion center, which was made possible thanks to a $400,000 donation to The Cooper Foundation from the John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation.


The new John E. Kostic Pediatric Outpatient Infusion Center will provide family-centered care to children requiring short or long-term infusion therapy, therapeutic injections, or provocative stimulation testing. Children in need of infusion services will no longer need to be admitted to an inpatient unit. Now they will have the convenience in an outpatient setting.


The John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation was established in 2005 after the untimely death of John E. Kostic, a graduate of Delran High School and a junior at Rider University.


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Featured Donors: Kyle and Lauren Hall in Honor of Ann Hall

Standing L to R: Allante Thomas, Maria Metzler, Ann Hall
Sitting L to R: Crissy Severance, Catie Albanese, Maria DeLucca, Janet Kapalka


When Kyle Hall told his mother that he and his wife, Lauren, wanted to make a donation to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, she was thrilled.


However, when he told her they wanted to make the donation in honor of her to recognize her contributions as a volunteer, she protested.


“I had wanted the donation to be in honor of the nurses,” said Ann Hall. “They deserve it.”


After some persuading, Ann acquiesced and accepted the honor, encouraging her son to direct the $5,000 gift to MD Anderson Cooper’s Patient in Need Fund.


“I feel very blessed with my family, my kids and the opportunity to volunteer,” said Ann, a retired school psychologist from Cherry Hill. “Volunteering at the cancer center shows me the important things in life and reminds me not to get caught up in the trivial things.”


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Momentum: Camden Rising Together

Hundreds of community leaders came together last month at the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership Annual meeting to discuss the strategic investments that are transforming Camden. The program opened with the crowd's rendition of the Eagles fight song, celebrating our Super Bowl win!


Camden is a model of what can be achieved when passionate people dream big and work together to take action, creating unstoppable momentum. We have a lot to be excited about in Camden right now, and Cooper University Health Care is proud to be a leader, as we all rise together.


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Get Crafty to Fight Cancer

Do you have a talent for crafting handmade jewelry, handbags, scarves or other items? Do you quilt? Would you like to use your talents to help fight cancer?


You can by donating a quilt to our Quilts for a Cure auction or a handcrafted item to our first-ever >Unique Boutique!


Both benefit the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Fund at MD Anderson Cooper, raising money for breast and gynecological cancer clinical and research programs.


Learn more about Quilts for a Cure by clicking here.


Learn more about the Unique Boutique by clicking here.



As we look forward to celebrating Doctor’s Day 2018 on March 30, here’s a look back at a few of the messages we received last year.


I donated because of Dr. Leuzzi, she walks on water as far as I am concerned. She keeps me safe and well and makes me feel as though I am her only patient! Thank you, Dr. Leuzzi.” – Mary Ann Caya


Thank you Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter for your caring and personal touch.” – Kenneth and Joan Karen


Dr. Ganti, thank you for being a wonderful doctor and friend.” – Cathy Gordon



We're In The News

∙ Cooper Opens Pediatric Infusion Center in Camden – Philadelphia Business Journal – February 23, 2018 by John George: The Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care expanded its service offering with the opening of a pediatric outpatient infusion center in Camden on Friday. Read More


∙ New Space for Pediatric Patients at Cooper – CBS3 – February 22, 2018: A ribbon cutting marked the opening of a new space for pediatric patients at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Watch Now


∙ Op-Ed: Working Together for Camden’s Kids – NJ Spotlight – February 22, 2018 by Nancy Holmes, Gary Frazier and Paymon Rouhanifard: We're seeing results: Dropout rates are declining, test scores are up, and people are feeling better about the quality of education offered in Camden schools than ever before. Read More


∙ Camden Superintendent Thrilled for Chance to Trade Suit and Tie for Sneakers and Shorts – NJ Advance Media – February 19, 2018 by Kevin Minnick: The superintendent of schools in Camden, Paymon Rouhanifard is in his first season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Camden boys basketball team. Read More


∙ Camden’s Momentum: A City on the Rise – NJTV News – February 9, 2018 by Brianna Vannozzi: If a rising tide lifts all boats, then some would argue Camden’s fleet is getting ready to sail. Watch Now


∙ Moran, Cooper’s Ferry Tout Inclusive Prosperity for Camden – Courier-Post – February 9, 2018 by Phaedra Trethan: The theme for Thursday's annual meeting of the Cooper's Ferry Partnership was "Momentum Camden," but few could disagree that the city, with billions in public and private sector investment in the last five years, is not moving forward. Read More


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