The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper is committed to excellence in education, research, and high-quality, safe care for pediatric patients from birth to age 18 as well as their families. We provide the same level of comprehensive, expert care for children here in South Jersey that you would get in Philadelphia – all without the inconvenience of crossing a bridge. Appointments are readily available with our Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, and pediatric specialists who specialize in many areas that can cater to your child's specific needs. As the only state-designated acute care children’s hospital in South Jersey, Cooper provides exceptional pediatric primary care and comprehensive specialty care services for every patient, every day, in a patient- and family-centered environment.
Our Pediatric Surgery team includes surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other subspecialists specially trained to provide the highest caliber of services to diagnose, treat, and provide follow-up care for children who have surgical needs. Our board-certified and nationally recognized surgeons have the expertise to perform a full range of surgical procedures on children of all ages, including newborns.
Cooper’s specialists in Pediatric Gastroenterology diagnose and offer treatment options for a full range of gastrointestinal disorders, including chronic diarrhea, constipation, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, among others. We have the expertise to diagnose and treat many different gastrointestinal disorders in children of all ages.
The board-certified general pediatricians at Cooper Health specialize in the primary care and preventative care of infants, children, and adolescents. Family-centered and inclusive health care that looks at each patient as a whole is the cornerstone of Cooper’s General Pediatrics services, and our board-certified pediatricians offer primary care for children from birth to 18 years of age in five offices throughout South Jersey. Each physician at the Children's Regional Hospital has completed pediatric training in programs that have been reviewed and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) at the approval of the Review Committee for Pediatrics (RC). In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses as primary care physicians, our experts provide distinctive care for children who have chronic diseases or specials health needs.
Pediatric Cardiology specialists at Cooper provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment options for acquired and congenital heart conditions in infants, children and adolescents. Our board-certified experts are among the area’s best in providing comprehensive treatments for heart-related disorders like murmurs, chest pain, abnormal heart rhythms and other cardiac conditions.
Cooper’s Pediatric Endocrinology services address a variety of endocrine-and hormone-related disorders, including diabetes; growth and puberty issues; and thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary diseases, among others. Our board-certified pediatric endocrinologists offer comprehensive evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment options for endocrine-related disorders as well as an array of specialty services.
Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The services provided by Cooper’s Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists work with children who have physical impairments or disabilities to restore function and enhance quality of life. Conditions we treat include cerebral palsy, concussion, post-trauma (including school re-entry) and torticollis. Our expertise in improving strength, motor skills, coordination, balance, and endurance helps your child achieve their full potential.
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Cooper’s specialists in Pediatric Infectious Diseases diagnose and evaluate infections in children caused by bacteria, viruses, and other organisms. Our specialists also treat persistent and rare diseases caused by infectious agents as well as an array of complicated or atypical diseases, including bone and joint infections, tuberculosis and hepatitis. Our state-designated Pediatric HIV Treatment Program provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for affected families.
Our team of experts in Pediatric Hematology provides comprehensive services to treat and a variety of blood conditions and disorders, including anemias, sickle cell disease, blood and platelet disorders, thrombocytopenia, thalassemia, hemophilia and bleeding disorders, and Von Willebrand’s disease, among others.
A Recognized Leader in Pediatric Inpatient Care
Cooper is the leading academic health care system in South Jersey, with more than 700 physicians practicing in more than 75 specialties. When it comes to pediatrics, Cooper offers an array of services provided by specially trained and highly experienced experts who use state-of-the-art technologies and comprehensive treatment approaches to care for your child.
- Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treats full-term and premature infants with medical and surgical problems related to premature birth, respiratory, neurologic or immunologic disorders
- Only hospital-based pediatric surgery and pediatric anesthesiology program in South Jersey
- The only Pediatric Trauma Center in South Jersey, verified by the American College of Surgeons as meeting 229 rigorous standards for providing the most advanced life-saving measures in healthcare for children in need of trauma care
- Renowned Pediatric Emergency Department with fellowship-trained physicians, and distinct waiting areas and rooms specifically designed to meet the needs of infants and children
- A Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with fellowship-trained specialists who provide the highest level of care for critically ill children who require continuous monitoring
- Academic medical center with the largest pediatric teaching program in South Jersey
- Fully implemented electronic health record (EHR) system allows our physicians to access all of their patient’s information whether they are in the hospital, the emergency department or one of Cooper’s many outpatient offices
- Child Life Services that provide age-appropriate appropriate preparation for tests, procedures and surgery; and emotional support, therapeutic play and supportive activities to promote effective coping and optimal development in children facing challenging healthcare experiences
- Ronald McDonald House on campus as well as parent rooms in the hospital that provides a home away from home for families whose children are hospitalized
Facilities at Children’s Regional Hospital
The facilities at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper include:
- Separate eight-bed Pediatric Emergency Department
- Two pediatric trauma beds
- Private room, six-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- 35-bed Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- 28-bed Pediatric Medical/Surgical Unit
- 12-bed Pediatric “Step-Down” Intermediate Care Unit
Learn more about Pediatric Practices at Cooper, including outpatient offices and pediatric subspecialty services and programs.
“I am proud of the team of healthcare providers and support staff at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. Our commitment to serving the children and families of southern New Jersey with the highest quality of patient centered health care is second to none. We are all dedicated to the Cooper University Health Care mission: To serve, to heal, to educate.” —Michael Goodman, MD, Chairman and Chief, Department of Pediatrics at Cooper University Health Care
“Every provider at Cooper Pediatrics takes pride in delivering the high-quality standard of care that comes with a university-level program – all in the warm, welcoming, family-centered atmosphere you want for your child. Our team of board-certified pediatricians and advanced practice providers combines evidence-based medicine with a personal connection with our patients and families in an office location that’s close to your home. We love taking care of children and adolescents, and it’s an honor to be part of your child’s life and to watch them grow and develop over the years. Whether your child is a newborn or college bound, our goal is to keep them happy and healthy!”— April Douglas-Bright, MD, Division Head, General Pediatrics at Cooper University Health Care
“Any time an infant or child needs to be admitted to the hospital, whether the hospitalization is planned or sudden, the experience can be extremely stressful for both the patient and for the parents and caregivers. Our multidisciplinary inpatient pediatrics team at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper makes it our goal to relieve as much of that anxiety as we can. We make sure that care decisions are made with you as a key member of the medical team and that all of our interactions with your child are age appropriate and patient focused. We are here to support and empower your child as they cope with experiences that may be scary or painful and to help everyone to feel informed and included as we work to meet your child’s needs, both medical and emotional. You’re the one who knows your child best, and working with you to deliver state-of-the-art medical services, with care that feels personalized to your family, is one of my favorite parts of my job!”— Aubri Milano, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist at Cooper University Health Care