Cooper University Health Care, which operates three urgent care centers in the South Jersey region, has received a re-accreditation designation from the Urgent Care Association of America. Cooper first received this accreditation in 2018. It is the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers in the nation.
The accreditation certifies that Cooper – with centers located in Cherry Hill, Audubon, and Cinnaminson, NJ – has met all of the Urgent Care Association of America’s established standards and criteria for quality of patient care, safety, and scope of services.
“As the leading academic health system in the region, we are proud to offer consumers the most complete array of health care services from urgent care to primary care to advanced specialty care. This re-accreditation affirms that patients are receiving the highest level of care when they choose Cooper Urgent Care,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO Cooper.
“For more than 130 years, Cooper has been a trusted source for advanced health care in the region. From complex surgical procedures, to life saving cancer treatments to urgent care, Cooper provides the full range of safe, high quality health care,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper.
Cooper’s Urgent Care Centers provide an alternative to emergency department care when individuals need immediate medical treatment but cannot get in to see a primary care doctor, fulfilling an important gap on the health care spectrum of services.
“Unlike other urgent cares, our centers are staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians, the same highly skilled physicians who see patients in our emergency department in the hospital. This high level of care sets Cooper apart,” said Jillian Smith, MD, medical director for Cooper’s Urgent Care Centers.
Cooper Urgent Care Centers provide medical care on a walk-in basis — no appointment is necessary – for a variety of non-life threatening illnesses and injuries including infections, earaches, cold and flu, breaks and sprains, strep throat, minor scrapes and burns, pink eye, urinary tract infections, flu shots and other immunizations, as well as sports, school, and camp physicals, TB skin tests, and pregnancy tests. All of Cooper’s Urgent Care Centers offer onsite X-ray and an advance reservation system through Cooper’s website.
Wendy A. Marano
Public Relations Manager