We have 100 Million Reasons to be grateful.

In grateful recognition to the Cooperman family for their $100 million donation, Saint Barnabas Medical Center has been renamed to the Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC).

The donation is the largest ever given to any hospital in New Jersey and will allow the medical center to continue its ongoing transformation into a world-class healthcare institution that provides the highest quality and most advanced care available anywhere in the New York metropolitan region.

"Heroes are working in our hospitals every day, and we're honored to help support their work."
LEON & TOBY COOPERMAN

To honor this, and all the reasons, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is dedicated to delivering the best care, we’re launching 100 Million Reasons, and inviting the community to share why we love CBMC.

The Gift of a Lifetime

Leon and Toby Cooperman, who lived and raised their family in Essex County, have an extensive history of philanthropy and previously donated more than 100 times to the medical center, including a $25 million gift in 2014 that provided the catalyst for a vast expansion of the hospital. In 2017, a $200 million, five-story, 241,000-square-foot medical building with 114 private rooms and a state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit was named the Cooperman Family Pavilion in their honor.

The Cooperman’s gift to Saint Barnabas is their largest donation to any institution and caps off a decade-long period of generosity that escalated in 2010 after Leon and Toby took The Giving Pledge, a philanthropic initiative started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates that encourages the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to donate a majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes.

“I am at the point in my life where I want my gifts to have real impact, and I could think of no better way to do that than to make this investment in healthcare in the community that has given so much to our family,” said Leon Cooperman. “The pandemic has shown us that heroes are working in our hospitals every day, and I’m honored to help support their work.”