Awards and Honors
Blue Distinction Center (2009, 2010) - Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Knee and Hip Replacement
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.
Get with the Guidelines - American Heart Association / American Stroke Association
Gold Plus Performance Achievement in Heart Failure-2011
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- 2012) - Healthcare Market Guide
The award identifies hospitals which 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 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 nine years in a row.
South Jersey's Top Docs - Philadelphia Magazine, New Jersey Monthly, South Jersey Monthly and SJ Magazine
As South Jersey's leading university hospital, Cooper University Hospital attracts some of the best doctors from the finest institutions in the country. The editors of Philadelphia Magazine, New Jersey Monthly, South Jersey Monthly and SJ Magazine have recognized our "top docs" year after year and we'd like to introduce you to these fine physicians, whose hard work and dedication are recognized by their patients and peers everyday.
"Most Wired" Award - Hospitals & Health Networks
“Most Wireless” : 2008, 2009, 2010 and “Most Improved” : 2008
The Most Wireless program recognizes Cooper for several new technological advancements which enhance patient safety and satisfaction, including smart pumps and the new 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 towards the implementation of the Electronic Health Record which was authorized by action of our Board of Trustees. In 1998, Cooper was one of only 21 hospitals in the U.S. with 100% Computerized Physician Order Entry.
Smart Growth Award - New Jersey Future
The New Jersey Future Smart Growth Awards honor projects and plans—approved or built—that reflect the most forward-looking development and redevelopment practices in New Jersey. Award-winners are chosen by an independent jury of respected professionals.
This award recognizes the positive impact that Cooper’s expansion and vision plan has made on Camden’s revitalization effort.
Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
- American Association of Critical Care Medicine
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, Cooper University Hospital ICU and CCU succeeded 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, Healing environment.
Best Redsigned Web Site-Academic Medical Center-2011
Most Efficient Use of Web Resources- 2008
Greystone.Net and StayWell Custom Communications presented the 2008 Best-in-Class Website Awards, illustrating outstanding work, demonstrated results, and representing the finest in hospital and health care system website design, content, functionality, and strategic thinking.
Cooper was awarded "Most Efficient Use of Web Resources" for its Health eTalk web chats project. A two-person web development team designed and built an admin section in which doctors are provided with accounts that allow them to access submitted questions for the chats they’re hosting. Once answered, the questions are reviewed by a moderator before being posted during the live chat session. Outside of approximately 50+ hours of internal development and testing time, this project had a budget of and has been utilized by hundreds of visitors to cooperhealth.org since its launch in August of 2008.
Business Honor Roll, Challenger Award - Executive Women of New Jersey
EWNJ's Honor Roll Award recognizes companies in New Jersey in which employees trust the people they work for, take pride in their work, and appreciate the people they work with. As an organization focused on senior level women, EWNJ developed its honor roll award in 1998 to recognize companies in the Garden State that have: 1) Made significant gains in the representation of women at the highest levels and ensured that they are actively involved in corporate governance; 2) Have successfully implemented policies that help all employees balance work and family responsibilities.
Other recipients of this award have included Lucent, Johnson & Johnson, Schering-Plough, Prudential, Summit Bank, Hoffman-Laroche, and Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Spirit of Planetree Award - Planetree Organization
Cooper University Hospital's Patient-Family Centered Care Program received a 2008 Spirit of Planetree Award for our 2007 annual report and the creation of “Our Journey to Patient Family Centered Care” DVD. In 2009 & 2010 we were honored to receive the Spirit of Planetree Award for our Health eTalk web chats.
Only eleven awards are given out each year to affiliates across the United States.
Philadelphia Business Journal
Best Places to Work (2007, 2008)
Healthcare Innovations- New Media Award-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.
Best Place to Work in New Jersey (2005, 2006, 2009) - NJBiz Magazine
The Best Places to Work in New Jersey is a celebration of jobs and the employers who provide them. The primary goal of the program is to help companies improve their workplace practices, which, in turn, helps them attract and retain the best employees, thus ensuring continued business success.
After a company enters the program, it goes through a two-part survey process designed to pinpoint areas of strength and weakness. The assessment determines the eligibility for the 50 Best Places to Work in New Jersey list. The process is managed by Best Companies Group. ModernThink, a partner of Best Companies Group, evaluated the data collected.
Excellence in Healthcare Community Development (2009) - Annual Tri-County Economic Development Summit
The Annual Tri-County Economic Summit brings together public officials and economic development professionals from Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties and highlights opportunities that exist in over 100 municipalities in the South Jersey region
Healthcare Strategy and Trends- Best Web "Social Networking" Award 2011
Focus is video, podcasts, animations, virtual tours, special interactive applications, and social networking such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, chats, and Second Life.