It has been a year since Cooper and Inspira announced their new joint venture, Cardiac Partners at Cooper and Inspira, fully integrating cardiac service lines and creating the largest cardiac-care program in South Jersey.
“Cardiac Partners was created by Cooper and Inspira. We had a shared vision of combining our resources and expertise to better meet the needs of our community, allowing patients to receive the care they need without having to leave South Jersey,” says Phillip A. Koren, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director, Cooper Heart Institute.
“From the beginning, our primary focus has been on delivering high-quality care and the best patient experience possible,” says Dr. Koren. So far, our vision has taken shape with integration of our faculty members, combined cardiac rehabilitation services, and expansion of our heart-failure program. As we move forward, we plan to add more Cardiac Partners outpatient locations and expand our breadth of advanced cardiac services.”
From state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and routine cardiac care to today’s most advanced life-saving procedures, the services offered by Cardiac Partners include nonsurgical, catheter-based interventional procedures, management of heart-rhythm disorders, and innovative cardiac surgery options.
Many heart procedures and surgeries can be performed by minimally invasive methods, which means patients benefit from smaller incisions, less pain, reduced risk of infection, and a faster recovery – so they can get back to their lives and doing what they love sooner.
“Our patients have more treatment options – even medically complex patients who are too high-risk for traditional open heart surgery,” says Kurt W. Kaulback, MD, FACC, Clinical Director, Inspira Cardiovascular Services. “Best of all, patients can access care in the setting that’s most appropriate and convenient for them, whether it’s at Cooper’s tertiary-level facility in Camden or Inspira’s state-of-the-art community hospitals in Elmer, Vineland, or Woodbury.”
In addition, patients can see the cardiology expert of their choice at one of nine office locations throughout South Jersey. And regional cardiac rehabilitation services are available in Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland County.
Equally important, there is an integrated transfer system – via both air and land – for quickly transporting the most critical cardiac patients to a more advanced-care setting whenever necessary.
“Our theme for Cardiac Partners is Caring for the Hearts of South Jersey,” Dr. Koren says. “It aptly describes the mission of the Cardiac Partners team and what we are committed to doing, every day.”
To schedule an appointment with a Cardiac Partners provider or for more information, visit CardiacPartners.org or call 833-SJHEART (833-754-3278).