The Highest Standard of Care

Cooper Neurological Institute Stroke Program aims to provide the highest standard of care, including diagnosis, prevention and treatment, for patients with stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases.

Cooper Awarded Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

Cooper University Health Care has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent hospitals with the highest level of stroke care and are symbols of quality from their respective organizations.  Cooper is one of only seven hospitals in New Jersey and the first in South Jersey to achieve this significant certification.

With this certification, Cooper joins an elite group of health care organizations focused on highly specialized stroke care. To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements, including those related to advanced imaging capabilities, availability of specialized treatments, and providing staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.  

Important statistics from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association:

  • Stroke is the number five cause of death in the United States.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability in the United States.
  • On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds.
  • Someone dies of a stroke every 4 minutes.
  • 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Time Is Brain

Think FAST

If you suspect you or someone you love is experiencing a stroke, immediately call 9-1-1.

The faster stroke victims are treated, the less damage to the brain.

Patients suffering from symptoms of acute stroke should be evaluated by a physician within 10 minutes of arrival to an emergency department. Treatment – either clot-busting medication or neurointerventional surgery – should be initiated within one hour.

The Cooper Difference

The Most Advanced Care Possible

Our goal is to reduce disability and suffering resulting from stroke while providing the most advanced care possible. Patients are provided a full range of specialized services and care in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.

The Full Continuum of Stroke Care

Our team offers the only full-service program in Southern New Jersey with access to stroke specialists 24/7 who are specially trained on the latest and most advanced stroke treatments available.