Representatives from Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper visited St. Anthony of Padua School in Camden on Thursday, April 12, 2018, to accept several dozen handmade “heart hug” pillows crafted by sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students as part of a community outreach project. The pillows will be given to hospitalized children at Cooper.
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The “Heart Hug” pillow project was initiated by Linda Burns, an art teacher at St. Anthony of Padua School, as a way for students and their families to engage in community service. All of the materials are donated and students, along with their families, are enlisted to help create each unique heart pillow. For the past four years the school has donated their creations to be distributed to young patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper as a way to give back to children in their own community.
The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper provides comprehensive inpatient and ambulatory pediatric services for infants, children, and adolescents throughout South Jersey and the Delaware Valley. Children’s Regional Hospital has expert clinical staff and the advanced medical technology to diagnose and treat the most complex pediatric diseases in a caring and patient-family centered environment. In addition to being distinguished as a state-recognized acute-care children’s hospital, Children’s Regional Hospital also is a verified American College of Surgeons Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center.