Cooper, Inspira team up on cardiac care

Two South Jersey health systems are joining forces to create the largest cardiac care services program in the region.

Cooper University Health Care and Inspira Health Network will combine their cardiac care to create Cardiac Partners, a new affiliation program.

“This collaboration will expand access to the most advanced cardiac care for more South Jersey residents,” said Adrienne Kirby, CEO and president at Cooper. “Cardiac Partners will increase efficiencies, reduce clinical variation and allow us to provide the highest-quality care to patients with better coordination through a full range of cardiac services, from diagnosis to advanced cardiac surgery to rehabilitation.”

The two systems are calling it an innovative business model that allows both to operate more efficiently.

“Our two organizations have a long history of working together in other clinical areas, and have tremendous respect for each other’s expertise and commitment,” said John DiAngelo, CEO and president at Inspira. “This new cardiac program will further enhance the care we deliver to our patients, building upon our 100-plus-year legacy.”