Cooper University Health Care Named as One of “America’s 100 Best” for Prostate Surgery and Five-Star for Coronary Bypass Surgery and Total Hip Replacement

100 best in prostate surgery awardCooper University Health Care, a nationally recognized academic health system, is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Cooper was also recognized in the rankings as a Five Star Hospital for Coronary Bypass Surgery and Total Hip Replacement.  Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

“It is with great pride that Cooper earns another national recognition for clinical excellence. This latest recognition is further validation of Cooper’s expertise and steadfast commitment to the highest quality standards, safety, coordination of care, and patient outcomes,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper.

“Cooper continues to earn national recognition in a number of specialties as a direct result of our highly skilled and dedicated clinical and support teams, who are committed to providing the highest level of care to each and every patient,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO of Cooper.

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. For example, from 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award have, on average, a 54.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*  Additionally, from 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals that did not receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award were, on average,    2.20 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

In the latest Healthgrades specialty rankings, Cooper earned the following clinical achievements:

·         Recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™

·         Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery in 2022

·         Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery in 2022

·         Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2021-2022)

·         Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery in 2022

·         Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2022


“Consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes. The recognition helps provide peace of mind when selecting a place for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).

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. Cooper has been named as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes and was recognized as one of the top-10 hospitals in New Jersey and as a top-performing hospital nationally in numerous specialty services by U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals annual survey. Additionally, Cooper has earned the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM for three consecutive years, placing Cooper among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals.

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.

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2017 through 2019. Due to the highly variable impact of the pandemic on hospital outcomes, Healthgrades made the decision to exclude cases with a COVID-19 diagnosis from the 2020 data in order to preserve the statistical integrity of our models and fairly evaluate clinical outcomes at all hospitals. To view the complete methodology, please visit:


Wendy A. Marano
Public Relations Manager
Cooper University Health Care

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