Cooper University Health Care and Inspira Health today announced the formation of Cooper and Inspira Neuroscience, another partnership between the two health systems. The formation of this partnership improves local access to a comprehensive range of advanced neuroscience care including surgical and nonsurgical services related to the brain, spinal cord, and central nervous system. This new arrangement builds on the proven success of Cooper and Inspira Cardiac Care, preparing to go into its sixth year of partnership.
“Cooper and Inspira Neuroscience expands not only the cooperation of two respected health systems, but the access patients across the region will have to some of the best specialists in the world and innovative treatments,” said George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
“We have proven with Cooper and Inspira Cardiac Care that our teams can successfully collaborate to provide the highest level of cardiac care, and we are confident the same will be true for patients needing the most advanced neurological care,” said Amy Mansue, president and CEO of Inspira Health. “By integrating care between our two health systems, we are enhancing access to highly coordinated comprehensive patient care that includes prevention, diagnosis, treatment and healing for the full spectrum of brain, spine and nerve diseases, conditions and disorders.”
Patients across Southern New Jersey and Greater Philadelphia will benefit as the two trusted names and their specialists join forces to provide the most advanced neuroscience care in the region. Subspecialties include neurology, neurosurgery, neuro oncology, neuropathology, neurophysiology, and neuropsychology.
Whether it’s care for stroke, brain injury, headaches, epilepsy, spine conditions, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease or other neurological conditions, the experts at Cooper and Inspira Neuroscience will provide cutting-edge treatments, including robotic and minimally invasive procedures.
“This historic partnership will result in the most comprehensive neuroscience program in the region,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper University Health Care. “We are proud to expand upon the multiple partnerships with Inspira and provide greater access to world-renowned experts in neuroscience.”
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Cooper into neuroscience,” said Elizabeth Ryan, Esq., board chair of Inspira Health. “Our work with Cooper fully supports our mission for improving access and elevating the patient experience. This partnership will benefit communities throughout South Jersey and beyond.”
“By combining the resources and expertise at Cooper and Inspira, we are extending this successful model to provide exceptional neurological care to more communities,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO of Cooper University Health Care. “We are confident this venture will save lives and benefit many patients in need of complex neurological care.”
Inspira Medical Centers Mullica Hill and Vineland are certified as Primary Stroke Centers by DNV; and recently received the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Achievement Award. Inspira Medical Center Elmer is certified as an Acute Stroke Ready facility by DNV and recently received the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver PLUS Achievement Award.
Cooper University Health Care has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. Cooper was also recognized by U.S News & World Report as high performing for stroke care. Cooper recently opened the first-in-the-nation Acute Stroke and Neuro Interventional Suite using the latest generation Siemens biplane angiography system in its Emergency Department, increasing the speed for stroke treatment.
“Neuroscience is a rapidly evolving field of medicine and with the teams at Cooper and Inspira coming together today, with a commitment to providing patients with the latest research and innovation, this region will be a destination for the best evidence-based care,” added Tudor Jovin, MD, medical director, Cooper and Inspira Neuroscience and Chairman and Chief of Neurology at Cooper University Health Care.
About Cooper University Health Care
Cooper University Health Care, with its MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and affiliation with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, is a leading academic health system. Cooper has more than 9,600 team members including 1,600 nurses, and more than 900 employed physicians and 450 advanced practice providers. Cooper University Hospital has been recognized as a top-performing regional hospital by U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Hospitals annual survey and has an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.
Cooper has revenues of more than $2 billion and has an “A-” rating from S&P Global Ratings and “A3” rating from Moody’s Investors Service. Cooper University Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey and the busiest in the region. Nearly two million patients are served annually at Cooper’s 663-bed flagship hospital, outpatient surgery center, three urgent care centers, and more than 100 ambulatory offices throughout the community. Cooper has been named as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes for two consecutive years. The Cooper Health Sciences campus in Camden, New Jersey, 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 Inspira Health
Inspira Health is a charitable nonprofit health care organization and a regional leader in physician training, with approximately 277 medical residents and fellows in 15 nationally accredited programs at its hospitals in Vineland, Mullica Hill and Elmer.
The system traces its roots to 1899 and comprises three hospitals, two comprehensive cancer centers, eight multi-specialty health centers, and locations throughout South Jersey. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; sleep medicine labs; cardiac testing facilities; behavioral health, digestive health and wound care centers; home care and hospice; and more than 35 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Camden and Atlantic counties. Additionally, Inspira EMS services six South Jersey counties.
Inspira’s 1,200-member medical staff and more than 7,000 employees provide an unwavering commitment to delivering a superior patient experience at every point of the journey. Technology and innovation investments provide a robust provider directory and a range of services, including online scheduling and virtual visits for both primary and specialty care providers. With a commitment to multi-channel digital access, Inspira is able to meet consumer demand for self-service and personalized care options.
Salem Medical Center, an affiliate of Inspira Health, joined the Inspira Health Network in December 2022. The Salem Medical Center team includes approximately 350 employees and a 225-member medical staff. The hospital has served the community for more than 100 years.
Accredited by DNV Healthcare and committed to the principles of high reliability, Inspira Health is focused on clinical excellence and patient safety. For more information about Inspira Health, visit http://www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.