The Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation
Centre-known to all as “the Janeway”-celebrated 50 years of operation in 2016.
For 43 of those years, Dr. Austin Rick Cooper has been a pediatrician at the
hospital, helping thousands of sick children from across Newfoundland and
This book delves into the fight to build the Janeway and
follows its evolution into a leading modern teaching hospital, responsible for
elevating the standard of health care in the province to, or beyond, national
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Cooper also peels back the hospital curtains and peeks
through the ward doors, introducing readers to the many people and departments
that work together in this ground-breaking facility.
Austin Rick Cooper completed his residency in pediatrics at
Dalhousie University in 1969 and an infectious diseases fellowship in
Cleveland, Ohio, in 1973. He then moved back to his native Newfoundland and
Labrador as a teaching physician and practicing paediatrician at the Janeway.
He retired as a faculty member of Memorial University’s medical school in 2011.