Cooper University Health Care Selected as One of America’s Best Employers by Forbes

Cooper University Health Care has been named as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes, one the nation’s leading business publications. Cooper was one of only 30 companies in New Jersey to make the Forbes list.

“Our goal at Cooper is to be the best place to be a patient, the best place to work, and the best place to learn and practice medicine. This recognition by Forbes demonstrates the commitment to excellence by all Cooper team members throughout the organization – as both a place to work and a place to receive care,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper.

“As we continue to battle a pandemic, this is a tremendous recognition of Cooper and our highly skilled, compassionate team of professionals who deliver the highest level of care every day,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO of Cooper.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile the final list of 1,330 companies nationwide, divided into 51 rankings, one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. The list was compiled by surveying 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. Surveys were conducted on a rolling basis from October 2020 to June 2021 and were anonymous, which allowed participants to freely share their opinions.

Cooper is one of the largest employers in Camden County with 8,500 employees and receives more than 1.6 million patient visits each year. Cooper has active patients from all 50 states and more than 35 countries.  Of note, in 2019, Cooper was the first health system in the state to implement a $15 an hour minimum wage, serving as the catalyst for other health systems in the region to follow suit.

“We value our team members, and Cooper is committed to creating an outstanding work environment by providing competitive rates and compensation, a comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunities by through a variety of educational and professional development programs,” said Beth Green, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Cooper.

About Cooper University Health Care

Cooper University Health Care is a leading academic health system with more 8,500 employees and more than 800 employed physicians. Cooper University Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey and the busiest in the region.  Annually, nearly two million patients are served at Cooper’s 635-bed flagship hospital, outpatient surgery center, three urgent care centers, and more than 105 ambulatory offices throughout the community.

The Cooper Health Sciences campus is home to Cooper University Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Visit to learn more.


Contact: Wendy A. Marano
Cooper University Health Care

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