Over 1500 critically ill patients were transferred to Cooper University Hospital in 2009 using the innovative Cooper Transfer System, COTS. The only South Jersey based system, COTS provides round-the-clock coordination of air or land transfers from 20 area hospitals for cardiac, neurological, pulmonary, vascular, and other critical care illnesses.
“Nearly 11,000 patients have been transferred via COTS for medical management and surgical intervention since we began the program in 2002,” says R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, Head of the Division of Critical Care Medicine, and Director of the COTS program. “We believe that Cooper is uniquely able to provide seriously-ill patients with access to the clinical expertise of world-class faculty, as well as access to advanced diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities.”
Care for critically ill patients has expanded in the past year with the opening of the new 30-bed medical-surgical Cooper Intensive Care Unit. The state-of-the-art unit features large, all-private rooms with 360-degree patient access, and 24/7 bedside coverage by physicians trained in critical care.
The Cooper Transfer System is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day by calling: 1.866.723.2687.