CAMDEN, NJ — The U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Hospitals survey released this week recognized Cooper University Health Care as a "high performing" hospital for treating heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

This year's rankings mark the 30th annual survey compiled.

Anthony J. Mazzarelli, co-president/CEO of Cooper Health, said the selection is the direct result of the efforts of "our dedicated team of specialists, advanced practice providers, nurses, and support staff."

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“This recognition gives patients even greater confidence that when they choose Cooper for their health care, they can expect to receive the highest level of quality, personalized care they deserve," he said.

Kevin M. O'Dowd, fellow co-president/CEO of Cooper Health, added: “This national designation recognizes Cooper’s commitment to providing the highest level of quality patient care in the region.”

The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals  series of rankings are intended to help patients with rare or life-threatening conditions make informed decisions about where to receive care.

The rankings — which compare nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country — are based primarily on objective measures, such as risk-adjusted survival and re-admission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, and quality of nursing.

In addition to national, region, and state rankings, the best hospitals list for 2019-20 ranks facilities in 16 adult specialties:

  • cancer
  • cardiology and heart surgery
  • diabetes and endocrinology
  • ear, nose, and throat
  • gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
  • geriatrics
  • gynecology
  • nephrology
  • neurology and neurosurgery
  • ophthalmology
  • orthopedics
  • pulmonology
  • psychiatry
  • rehabilitation
  • rheumatology
  • urology

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