02/07/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/07/2024 07:43
Cooper University Health Care has been recognized as a Surgical Quality Partner by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), highlighting the institution's unwavering commitment to delivering the highest standards of surgical care.
"Our designation as an ACS Surgical Quality Partner underscores our dedication to adhering to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality," said Francis R. Spitz, MD, FACS, Head, Division of General Surgery, Cooper University Health Care. "This achievement reflects our continuous efforts to minimize complications, improve outcomes, and ultimately save lives through the provision of exceptional surgical care."
Cooper actively participates in multiple ACS Quality Programs, demonstrating a commitment to maintaining excellence across various surgical specialties. Cooper has been recognized by ACS for the following areas:
"ACS quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital's surgical quality," Dr. Spitz said. "As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, patients can trust Cooper will be providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion, and dedicating ourselves to continuously improving our program."
About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 88,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. "FACS" designates that a surgeon is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
About Cooper University Health Care
Cooper University Health Care, with its MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and affiliation with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, is a leading academic health system. Cooper has more than 10,000 team members including nearly 1,600 nurses, more than 950 employed physicians, and more than 550 advanced practice providers. Cooper University Hospital has been recognized as a top-performing regional hospital by U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 Best Hospitals annual survey.
Cooper has revenues of more than $2 billion and has an "A-" rating from S&P Global Ratings and "A3" rating from Moody's Investors Service. Cooper University Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey and the busiest in the region. More than two million patients are served annually at Cooper's 663-bed flagship hospital, outpatient surgery center, three urgent care centers, and more than 100 ambulatory offices throughout the community. Cooper has been named as one of America's Best Employers by Forbes for three consecutive years.
The Cooper Health Sciences campus in Camden, New Jersey, is home to Cooper University Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Visit CooperHealth.org to learn more.