The Rachel Cooper Pediatric Heart Center The Rachel Cooper Foundation. Providing life saving Heart Surgery at the Rachel Cooper Heart Center at Montefiore.   Saving lives one child at a time.  
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Rachel Cooper Pediatric Heart Center

The Rachel Cooper Pediatric Heart Center is located in the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM).


Heal-A-Heart Program

The Heal-A-Heart Program is the centerpiece of the Rachel Cooper Foundation’s commitment to save the lives of children born with congenital heart defects.

"Day Of A
Thousand Smiles

The “Day of a Thousand Smiles” is the highlight of the year for the Rachel Cooper Foundation.

Fellowship and Research

In order to expand the impact of our mission of saving children, we have in recent years, funded the Rachel Cooper Foundation Fellowship at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM).



The Rachel Cooper Foundation is enlisting schools and youth organizations across our country...

Our Heal-A-Heart Photo Gallery

Here are some of the children saved by the Rachel Cooper Foundation


When Rachel Cooper was just two months old, the doctors at Montefiore performed a tracheotomy, which saved her life. It seems appropriate, then, that the Foundation established in her name would begin by supporting programs at Montefiore Medical Center.

Our Foundation supported a number of projects at Montefiore, a children’s playroom, a pediatric clinic and a pediatric stress test lab, during our early years. When plans were announced to build the new state-of-the-art Children’s Hospital we were invited to provide support for the establishment of a pediatric heart center in exchange for it being named for Rachel. We contributed one million dollars to that effort.

Montefiore Medical Center and its physicians have long been leaders in Pediatric Cardiology and the management of the child with congenital or acquired heart disease. The doctors at Montefiore collaborate across disciplines to provide the most efficient care to their patients with congenital cardiac defects and are leaders in their field.

One of the first Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories for children was established at Montefiore. Their doctors were among the first surgeons to implant pacemakers in children and most recently, have been approved by the New York State Department of Health to perform pediatric heart transplants.

The philosophy of the staff at the Rachel Cooper Pediatric Heart Center is to provide family-centered care as well as education about a child's current heart problems, and education to prevent heart problems later. The Rachel Cooper Foundation has supported the doctors at Montefiore in saving children’s lives as they once saved Rachel.



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