Cooper University Health Care is recognized by many independent, national organizations for our standards of quality, excellence and safety.

The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® (2015)

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 and surgical care.

Cooper is one of 1,224 U.S. hospitals to achieve the most recent Top Performer distinction, and one of only 712 to achieve that distinction for the last three consecutive years. Learn more.

Best Overall Quality Consumer Choice Award (2017)

Cooper University Hospital received the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation (NRC). The annual award identifies hospitals from across the United States that health care consumers choose as having the highest quality and image. This is the 11th year Cooper has received this honor.

For 2016/2017, Cooper won a first place ranking from consumers for Best Overall Quality, Best Doctors, and Best Image and Reputation. Winners of the Consumer Choice Award are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the National Research Corporation’s Market Insights survey, the largest online consumer health care survey in the country. National Research Corporation surveys more than 300,000 households in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia.

Consumer Choice Award (2015 and 2016)

Cooper won the coveted Consumer Choice Award in 2015 and 2016. The annual National Research Corporation (NCR) award identifies hospitals across the United States that have been chosen by health care consumers as having the highest quality and the best image.

The winners, named in Modern Healthcare magazine, are selected based on consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the NRC’s Market Insights Survey, the largest online consumer health care survey in the country. National Research Corporation surveys more than 300,000 households in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia.

In the survey results, Cooper saw large gains and surpassed other South Jersey hospitals in two areas: Best Image and Reputation, and Best Doctors.

Hospital of the Year (2016)

Cooper University Health Care was honored as New Jersey’s “Hospital of the Year” at the 2016 Healthcare Heroes Awards held in Somerset, NJ. Sponsored by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal, the program honors individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in New Jersey. Cooper was selected over a field of other strong contenders for expanding services to the community, improving access to the highest level of care and for the positive impact of the MD Anderson partnership.

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.

Get with the Guidelines

Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll (2016)

Cooper University Health Care has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Stroke Silver Plus Award (2015)

Heart Failure Honor Roll (2015)

Cooper Neurological Institute Stroke Program

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognized Practice

The Center for Population Health was awarded National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Level Two Recognitions for all 20+ primary care practices for demonstrating best practice in health care quality.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (2016)

The Cooper Breast Imaging Center at The Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper 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 this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

National Quality Forum - Quality of Cancer Care

Quality measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF) are considered the gold standard for health care measurement in the United States. Expert committees made up of varied stakeholders, including patients, evaluate measures for NQF endorsement. The federal government and many private sector entities use NQF-endorsed measures above all others, given the rigor and consensus process behind them. NQR has established six measures for quality care in breast, colon and rectal cancers comparing performance against other hospitals in New Jersey and the United States. MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper surpasses all benchmarks – local, state, regional and national – for these measures.

Society of Thoracic Surgeons 3-Star Rating

Cooper's cardiothoracic surgery program has been recognized as among the top 15 percent in the nation by The Society for Thoracic Surgeons for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and in the top 6 percent in the nation for aortic valve replacement surgery (AVR). The “3-Star” rating that Cooper received for both surgeries places it among the top two percent of hospitals with similar programs -  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.

New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition

Cooper University Health Care was selected as a “NJ Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite” by NJBC in 2017. This recognizes organizations that implement breastfeeding supportive practices including providing the availability of reasonable breaks to express milk or to nurse their child and access to a private space for expressing milk or nursing their child. 

Operational Excellence Award (2015)

HealthTrust™ Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement
Operational Excellence Department

The Operational Excellence Award recognizes members who have implemented and demonstrated a best practice in streamlining and maximizing supply chain operations and/or cost savings initiatives. HealthTrust (HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and serves 1,350 acute-care facilities and members in more than 15,000 locations.

Stage 6 Electronic Medical Record Adoption - HIMSS Analytics

Most Wired (2015, 2017)

This is a critical time for health IT. Hospitals and other eligible providers have until 2015 to demonstrate meaningful use of certified Electronic Medical Record (EMR) technology before being penalized. In order to qualify for incentive payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), providers must use certified EMRs.

The Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) is an eight-step process that analyzes an organization’s level of EMR adoption, charts its accomplishments, and track its progress against other healthcare organizations across the country. Cooper has been recognized as Stage 6 in EMR adoption, a distinction that only 15 percent of the nation's hospitals have achieved.