Non-Profit Organization Delivers Toys for Young Patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper


Former NJ State Senator Raymond Lesniak and representatives from the non-profit organization Toys for Hospitalized Children recently visited Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care to brighten the day of young patients with gifts of toys and music.

Toys for Hospitalized Children is a non-profit organization founded in 1953 to bring smiles and healing to sick children. Since its inception in 1953, Toys for Hospitalized Children has brought smiles to 950,000 children in 150 hospitals in 10 states with gifts and toys.

Each year, it distributes more than 20,000 toys and gifts at hospitals, institutions, and special needs facilities. Senator Lesniak, president of The Lesniak Institute for American Leadership based at Kean University, has been a partner with Toys for Hospitalized Children for several years.

About Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper

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

  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treats full-term and premature infants with medical and surgical problems related to premature birth, respiratory, metabolic or birth disorders.
  • Only hospital-based pediatric surgery program in South Jerse.y
  • 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 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.
  • Academic medical center with the largest pediatric teaching program in South Jersey.

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