Cooper University Hospital

Roberts Pavilion Patient Tower

Location: Camden, NJ
Client: Cooper University Hospital
Architect: Ewing Cole

Project Description:

Cooper University Hospital is an academic medical center committed to excellence in education, research, and the delivery of the highest quality clinical services that leads to superior customer satisfaction and a healthier community.  In May 2012 Cooper celebrated the largest expansion of the campus in the 30 years with the opening of the Roberts Pavilion Patient Tower.

The new Pavilion, located in Camden, New Jersey, is a 10-story, $220 million tower and expansion that is comparable to an upscale hotel environment. The overall design is a model of patient-centered care and it is the first Planetree Affiliate facility in the Delaware Valley. The new facility houses Med/Surg and ICU Patient Rooms, 12 Integrated Operating Rooms for Cooper’s Centers of Excellence, Laboratory, Cardiology Labs, and Dietary spaces and an expanded ER and TICU area.  A new entrance foyer improves pedestrian traffic flow into the Hospital.  Technologies include a “brain” room housing a dedicated, high resolution helical iCT scanner, a “spine” room is equipped with a robotically controlled image intensifier with intra-operative guidance, two state-of-the- art cardiac surgical suite and a minimally invasive robotic suite.

Vantage worked with Cooper University Hospital as the Owner’s Representative to the construction design team to ensure that the current design would accommodate the future technologies planned for the Hospital.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Standards Development
  • Implementation Oversight


  • Structured Cabling
  • Wireless Access
  • Data Centers
  • Audio and Video Presentation System
  • Public Address System
  • Nurse Call
  • Patient Monitoring


  • “The goal of the project was to have a building that complements what we think is the superior care that we deliver here, and help elevate our stature within the pretty competitive marketplace we’re in,” – John Schwarz, Cooper University, Vice President of Facilities & Support Services
  • New Patient Tower allows for far more patients served, beyond the 25,000 currently served.
  • Future expansion space for up to 120 additional beds and imaging/procedure suites