Voorhees, Camden Hospitals Receive National Recognition

Source: Trentonian.com

Virtua Voorhees Hospital has been named a top maternity hospital by Money (formerly Money Magazine) in collaboration with the Leapfrog Group.

Money’s 2022 Best Maternity Hospitals is based on maternity care data submitted in the 2022 Leapfrog Hospital survey of more than 2,200 hospitals throughout the country. To qualify for the list, eligible hospitals were required to carry an A or B letter grade on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assessment for spring 2022. Hospitals were also required to meet criteria specific to providing maternity care.

Earlier this year, Virtua Voorhees was also recognized as one of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek and the data firm Statista. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report listed Voorhees and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital among the best-performing hospitals in New Jersey and the Philadelphia Metro area.

Virtua Voorhees is one of three New Jersey hospitals selected to recently launch the TeamBirth NJ Initiative, an evidence-based, national model for better provider and patient communication during labor and delivery, also called “shared decision-making.” This important initiative further enhances the birthing experience and improves outcomes for mothers and babies.

In 2021, Virtua Health delivered more than 9,100 babies. To learn more, visit virtua.org/services/maternity.

The Center for Critical Care Medicine at Cooper University Health Care was named for a Silver Level Center on the Path to Excellence in Life Support program by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), an advanced lifesaving system used for critically ill patients.

The Excellence in Life Support Award recognizes centers that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to evidence-based processes and quality measures, staff training and continuing education, patient satisfaction, and ongoing clinical care. The award also recognizes and honors extracorporeal life support (ECLS) programs that reach the highest level of performance, innovation, satisfaction, and quality.

Cooper provides ECMO for support of failing organ systems in adults. ECMO is one of the most advanced forms of life support available to patients experiencing acute failure of the cardiac and respiratory systems. ECMO allows time for the patient’s lungs or heart to heal by using a heart-lung machine to oxygenate the blood outside the body.

Cooper was among the first hospitals in nation to use ECMO extensively to treat many critically ill COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic. The treatment saved the lives of dozens of patient who would have died without the treatment. Based on their experiences in treating COVID patients with ECMO, the Cooper Critical Care team served in an advisory capacity for hospitals around the nation and the world.

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