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Summary of Community Work Presented at Cooper’s Annual Community Meeting

Cooper University Hospital CEO John P. Sheridan, Jr. and Cooper Foundation President and CEO Susan Bass Levin addressed a group of about 40, including several hospital Board of Trustees members, yesterday to discuss Cooper University Hospital’s many partnerships and activities in the City of Camden and surrounding areas during the past year.

The presentation covered ways in which Cooper is improving the experience of our patients, with features like a new Clinical Decision Unit which enables Cooper’s busy Emergency Department to observe patients who have received emergent care but may not be ready for discharge.  Ms. Bass Levin also discussed many corporate and community partnerships in which Cooper is involved, from housing development initiatives to community concerts, food drives and charitable giving programs.

She mentioned Cooper’s expanded footprint in Camden, including the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the Cooper Cancer Institute, both underway in the city.  Other neighborhood improvements like art in parks, streetscape renovations, and the “Cooper Sprouts” community garden also were highlighted. 

Beyond the Delaware Valley, which is home to Cooper’s more than 50 satellite locations and over 75 clinical practice offices, Ms. Bass Levin presented on broader regional contributions like Air Two, the helicopter transport system that delivers patients to Cooper’s Level One Trauma Center, and the Urban Health Institute at Cooper, which serves as a national model for urban and at-risk community health care delivery.

 For more information about the meeting, please contact Brian Bauerle at the Cooper Foundation.