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New Teen Lounge Opens at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Hospital


L to R: Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO, The Cooper Foundation; Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, President and CEO, Cooper University Health Care; Gisele DiNatale, Founder and Executive Director, Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation; Jason Ravitz, Ravitz Family Foundation; Brittany Spaeth, Child Life Manager, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper; Robyn Harvey, RN, BSN, Executive Director, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper; Michael Goodman, MD, Chief of Pediatrics, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.


The Cooper Foundation, in partnership with the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation and the Ravitz Family Foundation, recently celebrated the opening of the newly created Teen Lounge at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.

The lounge provides adolescent patients with a much-needed space where they can relax, watch movies, play video games, access computers and socialize with others their own age, helping them escape the rigors of their hospital stay and isolation.

The new space features a flat-screen television, comfortable couches and chairs, two computer consoles, gaming systems, board games, books and more.

Approximately 500 adolescent patients are treated annually at Children’s Hospital at Cooper, with 25 percent of those patients facing a life-threatening illness.

To view photos from the Teen Lounge opening, click here.


About Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper:

Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper is committed to excellence in education, research, and high quality, safe care for pediatric patients and their families. As the only state-designated acute children’s hospital in South Jersey, Cooper provides exceptional pediatric primary care and comprehensive specialty care services for every patient, every day, in a safe, patient and family centered environment.

About Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation:

The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation (ARVF) is a non-profit, tax exempt charitable organization. ARVF provides activities, programs and events that enhance the quality of life for teens with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception, ARVF has successfully partnered with 99 children’s hospitals in 37 states throughout the country, funding 62 Teen Lounges and providing over 12,000 Teen Kits to critically-ill children.

About Ravitz Family Foundation:

The Ravitz Family Foundation is a non-profit, 501-C-3, private foundation. Grants are issued organizations and causes who request for financial support best meet the mission Doris and Stanley Ravitz created in 1996 to aid children and families in need.