Top Hospital in South Jersey and Rated High Performing in Eight Procedures/Conditions
Cooper University Health Care was for the second year in a row recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Hospitals annual survey as a top regional hospital and top hospital in southern New Jersey. Cooper was also rated as a high-performing hospital nationally in eight procedures/conditions: Colon cancer surgery, heart failure, aortic valve surgery, heart attack, diabetes care, kidney failure treatment, stroke, and COPD treatment.
“The people of this region have come to trust Cooper University Health Care, as the only academic health system in South Jersey for providing the highest level of care. We are proud to, once again, be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a regional and national leader for quality care and positive patient outcomes,” said George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper Health System and Cooper University Hospital, and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. “For 135 years, Cooper has been committed to the Camden region and its residents and the best is yet to come.”
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
“Our team of clinical specialists and health care professionals are dedicated to providing advanced, quality care to our patients and this recognition by U.S. News & World Report as a top hospital is a testament to their passion and hard work,” said Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper.
“These U.S. News & World Report designations attest to the clinical expertise of our team and give patients the confidence that when they choose Cooper, they can trust that they are getting advanced, compassionate care,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO of Cooper.
For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
“The hospitals named among the best have extensive medical expertise and a history of delivering good outcomes,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need.”
U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.
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 six hospitals in New Jersey and as a top-performing hospital nationally in numerous specialty services by U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Hospitals annual survey. Additionally, Cooper has earned the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM for four 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 CooperHealth.org to learn more.
About MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is South Jersey’s leading cancer center. Through our partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center – a world-renowned cancer center – our patients have access to advanced cancer treatments. Our multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to cancer care combines the expertise of our highly skilled cancer specialists with innovative diagnostic and treatment technologies and groundbreaking clinical trials.
MD Anderson at Cooper takes a disease-site-specific approach to cancer care. Experts from every area of cancer medicine work together to provide each patient with outstanding care from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, and beyond. Patients also have access to our full range of supportive care services throughout their cancer journey. Learn more at MDAndersonCooper.org.
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Contact: Wendy A. Marano
Public Relations Manager, Cooper University Health Care