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The Cooper Red Hot Gala: A Night to Remember … in More Than a Million Ways!

It’s official – the Cooper Red Hot Gala, held at the Hyatt Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on March 26, raised over $1 million to benefit Cooper University Hospital’s Simulation Laboratory. More than 800 guests attended the event, including medical, business, and community leaders from across the Delaware Valley.

Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, expressed the gratitude of Cooper University Hospital to our friends who contributed to the success of the Cooper Red Hot Gala on March 26.

“Our honorary chairs, George and Sandy Norcross, inspire all of us in so many ways. We are grateful for their commitment to Cooper and to the Delaware Valley.”

“The evening was a red hot success because of our co-chairs, Dr. Michael Goldberg, Michael’s wife Melody, Dr. Amanda Burden and her husband Guy Aiman.”

“Finally, we wish to thank our staff, volunteers, and friends of the Foundation whose untiring efforts and attention to details large and small enabled us to make this a million dollar night, raising funds to expand educational opportunities for thousands of medical professionals who utilize our Sim Lab.”

Simulation-based medical education at Cooper uses interactive technologies in realistic healthcare settings to help participants develop and refine specific diagnostic, cognitive and surgical techniques in a safe setting – before caring for real patients. Expanding the Sim Lab also puts Cooper in the distinguished company of several prestigious healthcare institutions, such as the Mayo Clinic, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins, who together are leading the profession in medical education and training.

The planned $10 million expansion of Cooper’s Sim Lab will create an 8,000-square-foot state-of-the-art center with six fully equipped labs, four control rooms and four classrooms.