Preparing HeroCare Connect for the Future

Cooper University Health Care
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Primary Care
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South Jersey

Our Goal: To provide quality and timely care for veterans who receive care outside of the US Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system and improve overall health service access for military families statewide.

Project Description: The project’s central objective is to leverage the extensive clinical resources of Cooper University Health Care and Deborah Heart and Lung’s HeroCare Connect program, and their affiliated entities, and further develop a comprehensive integrated care network in Southern New Jersey to best serve the overall health needs of the state’s active duty military, dependents, and veterans.  In addition, the project supports the development of a strategic report intended to help other health systems in the state apply for federal funds that could further expand access to care for New Jersey’s veteran population.

HeroCare Connect is a comprehensive, patient-centered concierge service providing priority access to specialty care appointments for active-duty service members, veterans, retired military, and their dependents in New Jersey. Patients receive coordinated care services, including needed follow-up and/or additional testing. This concierge level of service takes the burden of navigation away from patients and their families and eliminates the barriers of a complex healthcare system. The HeroCare Connect program currently gives military and veteran patients access to providers in more than 75 adult and pediatric specialties at more than 100 locations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

About the Grantee: Headquartered in Camden, Cooper University Health Care offers primary care, behavioral health services, and Centers of Excellence in trauma, cardiac care, neurosciences, orthopedics, women’s health, adult medicine, and cancer care. Learn more about Cooper University Health Care.