CAMDEN, NJ — Cooper University Health Care is one of only 88 hospitals nationally that have been recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2019 for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. 

“We are proud to receive this recognition from the American College of Surgeons which is a reflection of our ongoing dedication and commitment to providing outstanding surgical care for our patients,” said Francis R. Spitz, MD, FACS, vice chief of the Department of Surgery and head of the Division of General Surgery at Cooper University Health care, who spearheaded Cooper’s effort.

“To obtain this level of excellence requires coordinated efforts from all aspects of the patient care team. Our journey to excellence has included continuous multidisciplinary clinical improvement efforts," Spitz said.

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The American College of Surgeons improvement program is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. It is currently used in nearly 850 adult and pediatric hospitals.

As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Cooper tracks the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collects data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements.    

Cooper University Health Care offers patients leading-edge surgical options in a world-class facility performed by the region’s top surgeons. At Cooper, patients have access to advanced procedures, innovative surgical techniques and state-of-the-art technology in a patient-centered environment.