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Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey Achieves Premier Certification Status for Geriatric

Thursday, December 17, 2015   (0 Comments)
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December 17, 2015


Contact: Fraser Cobbe




Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey Achieves Premier Certification Status for Geriatric Fracture Care


TAMPA – The International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS) announces Cooper University Hospital in Camden as the first hospital in New Jersey to achieve the highest level of certification for Geriatric Fracture Care Programs as recognized by the IGFS CORE Certification Program.   The CORE Certification Program is a global quality improvement initiative designed to recognize the achievements of programs that exceed outcome benchmarks in the management of geriatric fractures.


In receiving this recognition, Cooper has exceeded benchmarks on key quality indicators over the past year as identified by the IGFS.


“All of their hard work and efforts were clearly demonstrated in the care they render and the outcomes they have achieved.   I look forward to continuing to work with the team to drive continued performance improvement through this initiative,”  said IGFS Certification Specialist, Teresa K. Swenson, BSH, CCRP, R.T.(R)(CT)(ARRT), Director of Research and Clinical Operations for Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA.


“Dr. Douglas Tase and the entire team at Cooper University Hospital are to be congratulated for the strength of the program they have created,” stated Simon Mears, M.D., Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Services and President of the IGFS.  “The promise of our mission to improve geriatric fracture care continues to advance as we see well-coordinated programs such as Cooper embracing our scientific principles and the team approach to managing this unique patient population.  What gives me great joy is in knowing that beneath all of the outcome data there are real patients who are the true benefactors of this initiative.”


One of the leading healthcare challenges for society is the prevalence and cost associated with geriatric fracture care for our aging population.  The mission of the IGFS is to promote co-management of fragility fractures centered around an inter-disciplinary team that focuses on key quality indicators such as time to surgery, readmission rates, mortality, and osteoporosis education.  The CORE Certification Program was developed by the IGFS team of international experts representing thought-leaders in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.  This is the first major initiative of the organization to recognize achievements of Geriatric Fracture Care Programs that are delivering the highest quality care to this patient population.


About the International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS)

Founded in 2012, the IGFS is a non-profit, 501(c)6 designated organization whose membership includes some of the world’s premier thought-leaders on geriatric fracture care management.  The mission of the Society is to be recognized as the foremost international authority for collaboration on the delivery of evidenced-based, patient- centered care for the treatment of geriatric or fragility fractures.



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