Cooper University Health Care was honored as New Jersey’s “Hospital of the Year” at the 2016 Healthcare Heroes Awards held in Somerset, NJ, today. Sponsored by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal, the program honors individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in New Jersey.
Cooper was selected over a field of other strong contenders for expanding services to the community, improving access to the highest level of care and for the positive impact of the MD Anderson partnership.
“We are honored to receive this tremendous recognition,” said Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, President and CEO of Cooper University Health Care. “This recognition is a testament to the hardworking physicians, nurses, and the entire Cooper team who have dedicated themselves to our patients and their families and who have made Cooper the outstanding healthcare organization it is today. ”
In 2015, Cooper provided quality health care to a growing number of patients. Cooper University Health Care and its physicians handled more than 1.3 million patient visits in 2015, one of the only health systems in South Jersey to experience growth in inpatient and outpatient volume. Its 635-bed, tertiary-care hospital is South Jersey’s only Level 1 Trauma Center.
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper experienced more than a 20-percent increase in patient volume over 2014. Cooper – through its strategic partnership with the top cancer center in the nation – is helping more New Jersey cancer patients choose to stay in the Garden State for first-rate cancer care. Women in the region also have access to the latest innovative care and breast cancer specialists at the Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center, opened in 2015.
For 128 years, Cooper has been a trusted health care leader for the people of the South Jersey region. The growth in the number of patients visiting Cooper, based upon this longstanding trust as well as the expansion of services, resulted in 2015 being Cooper’s best year ever with revenues exceeding $1 billion for the first time in the organization’s history.
Wendy A. Marano
Public Relations Manager