(Camden, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care was recognized as a top performing hospital for treating congestive heart failure in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals survey.
“As a leading academic health system, the Cooper Heart Institute is known for its comprehensive cardiac services,” said Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD, Co-President of Cooper University Health Care. “This designation confirms Cooper’s commitment to providing the highest level of inpatient and outpatient cardiac services in South Jersey.”
“Heart disease is the number one health issue in our nation, and congestive heart failure alone affects more than 5 million Americans,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, Co-President of Cooper. “When people choose Cooper for their heart care, they can have confidence knowing that they will receive the highest quality, personalized care they deserve.”
“This designation as a top performing hospital is the direct result of our dedicated team of cardiac specialists, advanced practice providers, nurses, and support staff,” said Phillip A. Koren, MD, FACC, FSCAI, medical director of the Cooper Heart Institute.
The Cooper Heart Institute is the most comprehensive heart care center in southern New Jersey, earning national recognition for its superior quality and world-renowned team of cardiovascular experts. At Cooper, patients have access to a full spectrum of heart care from prevention and diagnosis to cutting-edge technology and innovative treatment
In January, Cooper and Inspira Health Network formed a joint venture to integrate cardiac services. This affiliation, called Cardiac Partners, provides patients in the South Jersey region with access to more coordinated cardiac services across the continuum of care.
About Cooper University Health Care
Cooper University Health Care is a leading health care provider and the only state-designated Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey. With a network of more than 100 medical offices throughout the region, Cooper is home to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. Cooper offers signature programs in cardiology, critical care, neurosciences, pediatrics, orthopaedics, and surgical specialties.
About U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings
The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings are intended to help patients with rare or life-threatening conditions make informed decisions about where to receive care. This year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list ranks hospitals in 16 specialties: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; ophthalmology; orthopedics; pulmonology; psychiatry; rehabilitation; rheumatology; and urology. This is the 29th year for the survey.
The rankings — which compare more than 4,500 medical centers across the country — are based primarily on objective measures, such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, and quality of nursing.