The Cooper Heart Institute’s Cardiothoracic Surgery program has received "3 Star" ratings from the prestigious Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) in two separate categories: coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and aortic valve replacement surgery (AVR). It is the organization's highest quality ranking, and Cooper is among only two percent of participating hospitals with similar programs to earn “3 Star” ratings in both categories.
Today, Cooper University Hospital became the first hospital in New Jersey to implant a ground-breaking new technology, the Edwards Sapien Percutaneous Heart Valve.
The Cooper Heart Institute at Cooper University Hospital has been selected as one of the initial sites in the United States to implement a groundbreaking cardiovascular technology, the new Sapien Percutaneous Heart Valve.
We are pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has recognized the Cooper cardiac surgery program for outstanding performance. Cooper is among the top 13 percent in the nation for overall performance.
A Cooper patient, Samuel Sheerba of Willingboro, 73, with major artery blockages, had life-saving heart surgery at Cooper, just in the nick of time. "We're able to look at procedures and customize surgeries for our patients like never before," observes Richard Y. Highbloom, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon at Cooper.
Cooper University Hospital is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons has recognized the cardiac surgery program for outstanding performance. Last year, Cooper was among the top 14 percent in the nation and this year ranks in the top 12 percent — an exceptional improvement in overall performance.
Frank W. Bowen, III, MD, Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology at Cooper, was featured in a segment for WHYY. The story focused on a new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), that found that some people diagnosed with lung cancer decide not to get surgery even though it is the best treatment option.
In the past two years, cardiothoracic surgery at Cooper University Hospital has been transformed into a cardiac program that has been recognized as among the top 14 percent in the nation by The Society for Thoracic Surgeons. The “Three Star” rating that Cooper received places it in the highest quality tier of The Society for Thoracic Surgeons comprehensive rating system. This system compares the quality of cardiac surgery among hospitals across the country. All aspects of quality care in cardiothoracic surgery were measured including compliance with recommended medical practices, prompt delivery of time-critical treatment, availability of resources, staff performance and patient outcomes.
(Camden, New Jersey) — John Ainsworth, Rudolph Freda and Michael Landis didn’t know each other and all had different cardiac conditions that required three different surgeries; but in one single day they became part of a cardiac surgery trifecta that would save their lives. “What is particularly special about this day is that in the majority of hospitals, these procedures are not even performed. At Cooper they were all performed in one day by three different surgeons,” said Michael Rosenbloom, M.D., Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cooper.