Garden State Discovery Museum
For Immediate Release
Friday, June 13, 2014
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 424-1233 ext 311
Grand Reopening of Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper Exhibit
Cherry Hill, N.J. – The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper sponsored a renovation that updated and integrated new, child-friendly healthcare concepts into the exhibit at the Garden State Discovery Museum. The renovation will be revealed at a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place at the museum on Friday, June 13, 2014.
“We are thrilled to be part of this exhibit at the Garden State Discovery Museum,” said Michael Goodman, MD, MMM, FAAP, Chairman and Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. “It is a dynamic, engaging space for even our smallest children to explore and learn about living healthy – a goal supported by all of us at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.”
The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper first sponsored an exhibit several years ago featuring activities that allowed children to dress up as health care workers and learn concepts of caring for patients. It focused on easing the anxiety that children might have when seeking medical care.
The newly remodeled Cooper exhibit will focus on what it’s like to help people when they are more acutely ill and need to go to the hospital. Cooper University Health Care treats the most severely ill and injured patients in the region, including newborns who may require care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and pediatric patients who require surgery or a stay in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Cooper also has a designated pediatric emergency department for those who may become sick or injured and need immediate care. The new exhibit will reflect pieces of all these areas and allow children to use their imagination while learning about hospitals and health care settings.
Some of the highlights include an ambulance, x-ray body puzzle, stitching station, and we are keeping the crowd favorite newborn nursery. Children will have lots of opportunity combining hands on entertainment and education.
About the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper
The 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 the Garden State Discovery Museum
The Discovery Museum located at 2040 Springdale Road in Cherry Hill, N.J., is a hands-on center for infants through 10 year olds. It offers more than 20 larger than life, kid-powered interactive exhibit areas, and each one is an invitation to touch, explore and create. The Museum is open 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM daily, with extended hours until 8:30 p.m. Saturdays from October through April. Admission is $12.95 for adults and children; $11.95 for seniors. Children younger than 12 months are admitted free. For more information, call 856-424-1233 or visit www.discoverymuseum.com
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