Cooper University Health Care is the leading academic health system in South Jersey. Since 1887, Cooper has been providing quality health care to the people of Camden County and South Jersey. When it comes to care, Cooper’s experts treat minor problems, critical illnesses, and major traumas with the same level of excellence. These experts will train you – the medical professionals of the future – while together as colleagues providing our patients with comprehensive, compassionate care today. It’s more than just medicine, it’s our mission.
Located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Cooper University Health Care has more than 7,500 employees, including more than 1,250 nurses and 630 physicians in more than 75 specialties. As one of the most trusted health systems in the region, Cooper offers patients quality health care from primary care to specialty care in one or more of its premier Institutes and Centers of Excellence.
Camden Main Campus
Cooper University Hospital
Cooper University Hospital’s Camden Campus in an urban setting provides exposure to a broad range of patients needing primary care. Our role as a regional tertiary referral center brings a diversified patient mix, since we draw patients from a 10-county area that includes urban, suburban, rural, and resort communities. Many of our programs have been designated by the NJ State Department of Health as the regional providers of their respective services. In addition, many of our divisions provide the only subspecialists of their kind practicing full-time in southern New Jersey. Cooper’s Level I Trauma Center is the only state-designated trauma center for southern New Jersey and the only trauma center in the region verified as a Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. We are also one of only two regional perinatal centers in the seven southern-most counties of New Jersey.
Our current inpatient facilities include 56 neonatal/infant beds: 27 in the intensive care nursery, 9 in the intermediate care nursery, and 24 for newborns who room in with their mothers. In addition, there are 38 beds for children: 32 for general pediatric medical and surgical care and six for pediatric intensive care.
The Main Hospital offers core rotations through our:
- Pediatric Inpatient Unit
- Pediatric ED and Level 1 trauma center
- Pediatric ICU
- Level III NICU
- Mother-Infant Unit/Newborn Nursery
- Pediatric Surgery
Cooper University Hospital is the center of a growing Camden Health Sciences Campus that includes MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Sheridan Pavilion at Three Cooper Plaza medical offices, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), internationally acclaimed Coriell Institute for Medical Research, and the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey. Cooper is proud to be a catalyst working to transform our community for the better.
The hospital’s 312,000-square-foot, 10-story Roberts Pavilion features technologically advanced operating room suites with hybrid imaging capabilities, an advanced laboratory automation facility. In addition, an enlarged room with operating room-caliber lighting is outfitted to perform bedside exploratory laparotomy in patients considered too medically unstable for transport to the operating room. We are proud to be the first in the nation to provide advanced surgical trauma training to the United States Army Elite Forward Resuscitation Surgical Team.
As South Jersey’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Cooper provides critically ill patients with life-saving care. Cooper’s two medical transport helicopters have 24/7 access to a helipad with the latest lighting, snowmelting capabilities, and automatic drainage to prevent icing. Our recently-expanded Emergency Department includes state-of-the-art exam rooms and an iTrack system to improve the flow of patients through the ED, reducing patient wait times.
At Sheridan Pavillion, our residents have the opportunity to work with dedicated teaching faculty in general pediatrics and subspecialties. Residents benefit from many pediatric ambulatory services at this location including:
- Cooper Pediatric Primary Care
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Pediatric Endocrinology
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
- Pediatric Genetics Program
- Pediatric Hematology
- Pediatric Infectious Diseases
- Pediatric Neurology
- Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
- Pediatric Surgery
- Pediatric Behavioral Medicine
- Child Development Center
- Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
CMSRU’s Medical Education Building is located on the Cooper Health Sciences Campus on South Broadway. The medical school, which opened in July 2012, was designed to support an innovative curriculum that integrates knowledge of basic science concepts, early clinical experience and patient care, self-directed learning, teamwork, and medical and non-medical activities for the greater community’s benefit.
The Health Sciences Campus offers the following training experiences:
- Simulation Laboratory
The Cooper University Hospital Simulation Laboratory (SimLab) is dedicated to advancing health care provider education at all clinical levels. Our goal is to achieve realistic, accurate, real-time medical simulation using state-of-the art technology. Computer-generated scenarios, simulating acute medical conditions in life like mannequins/trainers, allow participants to develop skill sets in a safe, controlled environment removed from the clinical setting.
Other Ambulatory Sites
Voorhees Ripa Center Campus
The Children’s Regional Center in Voorhees offers both surgical and medical pediatric subspecialty care including pediatric primary care, pediatric surgery, allergy and immunology, and sports medicine.
Cooper Burlington Campus
The Children’s Regional Center in Burlington offers pediatric primary care services.
Washington Township Campus
The Children’s Regional Center in Burlington offers Adolescent Medicine Specialty clinic and pediatric primary care services.
The Children’s Regional Center in Burlington offers the Pediatric Cleft Palate Specialty Clinic and pediatric primary care services
Pediatric Cardiology Rotation at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
Residents benefit from learning and working alongside the dedicated pediatric cardiology specialists at Nemours. Our residents will have the opportunity to learn and experience procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization lab, electrophysiology, and cardiac surgeries. Residents also benefit from the Pediatric Cardiac ICU, Exercise Stress Test Lab, and outpatient cardiology offices in both Nemours and Cooper.