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Cooper University Hospital

Cooper University Hospital is the only Level 1 trauma center in South Jersey. The Camden facility specializes in bone and joint care, cancer treatment, cardiology and neurology. Additionally, Cooper's physicians are dedicated to sharing this expertise with the doctors of tomorrow. The Camden facility is currently developing, with Rowan University, the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, the first school of its kind in New Jersey in more than 30 years. The school's first class of students will begin their education next fall.

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Cooper University Hospital

One Cooper Plaza Camden , NJ 08103 (800) 826-6737 http://www.cooperhealth.org
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Recognized for:
Bone, Joint, Tendon Problems,  Cancer,  Cardiology,  Neurology,  Trauma
Cooper University Hospital is the only Level 1 trauma center in South Jersey. The Camden facility specializes in bone and joint care, cancer treatment, cardiology and neurology. Additionally, Cooper’s physicians are dedicated to sharing this expertise with the doctors of tomorrow. The Camden facility is currently developing, with Rowan University, the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, the first school of its kind in New Jersey in more than 30 years. The school’s first class of students will begin their education next fall.
Vital statistics:

71% of patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to others.

77% of patients reported doctors here "always" communicated well - ranking the hospital 15th in the region.

68% of patients reported their pain was "always" controlled well - ranking the hospital 20th in the region.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from heart attack of 15.3. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from pneumonia of 12.4. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital ranks 14th in the region in measurements of blood infection from a catheter in a large vein, and best in the region in measurements of infection from a urinary catheter.

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