COOPER UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
Critical care physicians care for seriously ill or injured patients while they are in the hospital. We work in cooperation with the patient’s primary care physician and other medical or surgical specialists as needed.
When a patient has a serious illness or has suffered serious trauma, we direct the highest caliber of attention to their critical care needs. Our critical care specialists have the most sophisticated medical equipment at their disposal and, when patients must be transported here from area hospitals, an experienced team of critical care transport specialists provide ongoing monitoring during ground or air transport.
Along with patients from the immediate area, Cooper receives transfers of critically ill patients from more than 25 hospitals in South Jersey. By air or land, the Cooper Transfer System Center transports patients to Cooper for the highest quality of critical care.
World-class physicians and nurses, and state-of-the-art methods for treating patients, are at the heart of Cooper critical care medicine. Cooper is the only hospital in South Jersey to offer a multidisciplinary team approach that includes dedicated critical care physicians – called intensivists – who provide round-the-clock, on-site care. Studies have shown that having an intensivist can increase the survival rate of the patients we care for.
Patient care is our top priority at Cooper. With these improvements for the ICU, we can continue to provide top-quality health care for the entire region.