The Horizon Hospital Recognition Program was developed in 2006 by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (HBCBSNJ) clinical and administrative personnel and national experts from The Leapfrog Group to reward New Jersey hospitals that are top performers in providing safe, high-quality and effective hospital care to patients. HBCBSNJ uses the results of The Leapfrog Hospital Survey to determine a hospital’s recognition and reward eligibility.
Cooper in 2014 received the highest rating of the 59 participating New Jersey hospitals for quality and patient safety measures calculated by The Leapfrog Group, and received a $250,000 check from HBCBSNJ. This is the highest amount received by a New Jersey hospital in this program.
Cooper University Hospital scored 81 points, surpassing the average score of 59 by hospitals throughout the country. The New Jersey average score is 61.
Cooper was recognized for high-performing results in abdominal aortic aneurysm, pancreatectomy, esophagectomy, high-risk delivery outcomes, never events, early elective deliveries, medication safety, ICU physician staffing, central line infection rates, pressure ulcer rates and hospital injuries.
Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®
The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance. The program is based on data reported in the previous year about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, and immunization.
Cooper is the only academic medical center in South Jersey to receive this recognition in 2013. Learn more.
Blue Distinction Center - Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Blue Distinction® is a designation given by Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies to healthcare facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivery quality healthcare. At the core of the Blue Distinction program are the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® ― facilities that are recognized for their distinguished care in the areas of bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacement, spine surgery, and transplants.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
The Cooper Breast Imaging Center at The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness located on Cooper’s Voorhees campus has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding the BICOE designation, the ACR affirms that the Cooper Breast Imaging Center at Ripa has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
Get with the Guidelines - American Heart Association / American Stroke Association
- Gold Plus Performance Achievement in Stroke: 2013
- Gold Plus Performance Achievement in Heart Failure: 2010, 2011, 2012
- Silver Plus Performance Achievement in Stroke: 2011, 2012
- Silver Plus National Award, Cooper Heart Failure Program: 2009
- Bronze Initial Performance Award, Cooper Heart Failure Program: 2008
Get With The Guidelines SM (GWTG) is an evidence-based program for in-hospital quality improvement. It puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals, helping to ensure that the care they provide to coronary artery disease, stroke and heart failure patients is aligned with the latest scientific guidelines.
Consumer Choice Award (2005 - 2014) - Healthcare Market Guide
This award identifies hospitals that healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image ratings in more than 250 markets throughout the U.S. This is the 13th year the National Research Corporation (NRC) has awarded hospitals whose consumers have recognized them for providing the highest quality healthcare.
Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the annual NRC Healthcare Market Guide study. Of the hospitals named by consumers in the study, the winning facilities rank highest in their metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. The NRC Healthcare Market Guide study surveys more than 200,000 households representing 400,000 consumers in the U.S.
Cooper is recognized along with such prestigious hospitals as Johns Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic and is the only hospital in the Delaware Valley to receive this honor for nine years in a row.
South Jersey's Top Docs
- Best Doctors in America
- Inside Jersey
- New Jersey Monthly
- South Jersey Magazine
- SJ Magazine
- U.S. News & World Report
As South Jersey's leading academic medical center, Cooper University Health Care attracts some of the best doctors from the finest institutions in the country. Our physicians have been recognized as "top docs" year after year by their peers and the public in publications including Best Doctors in America, U.S. News & World Report, Philadelphia magazine, Inside Jersey, New Jersey Monthly, South Jersey Magazine and SJ Magazine. Click here to meet these fine physicians, whose hard work and dedication are recognized by their patients and peers every day.
"Most Wired" Award - Hospitals & Health Networks
- “Most Wireless”: 2008, 2009, 2010
- “Most Improved”: 2008, 2011
The Most Wireless program recognizes Cooper for several new technological advancements that enhance patient safety and satisfaction, including smart pumps and secure wireless network that allows patients and their families, access to patient educational material, assuring total security to sensitive patient information. Smart pumps are intravenous devices with smart technology that decrease medication errors and provide enhanced information on medication administration.
In addition, Cooper also received recognition on the Most Improved list for our efforts in working toward the implementation of the electronic health record (EHR). Cooper has 100 percent computerized physician order entry (CPOE).
Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses
The award is specifically designated to recognize the nation’s top pediatric, progressive and adult critical care units across a multitude of hospitals. The recognition itself is priceless, as it represents extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families.
As a Beacon Award recipient for many years, Cooper University Hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) and critical care unit (CCU) continue to succeed in the following areas, as measured against evidence-based national criteria: recruitment and retention, education, training and mentoring, research and evidence-based practice, patient outcomes, leadership and organization ethics, and healing environment.
Philadelphia Business Journal
- Best Places to Work (2007, 2008, 2012)
- Healthcare Innovations - New Media Award (2011)
- Hospital Board Member of the Year - George E. Norcross (2011)
Philadelphia Business Journal has named Cooper University Hospital one of its “Best Places to Work” in the Philadelphia region. The award recognizes the company’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of benefits, working conditions and company culture.
Cooper also won a special award for its Errand Solutions program, which was lauded as a “Best Practice in Incentive Programs.” Of the 200 companies nominated, Cooper was the only one to receive this honor.