Award-winning cardiac care.
That cares for you & your heart.
Good Samaritan has been recognized for our commitment to providing
high-quality cardiac care by nationally-renowned organizations, including
the American Heart Association and the Society
of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
Adhering to the latest guidelines and treatment protocols helps our
cardiac team provide exceptional patient care and better outcomes. But
it’s the way our doctors, nurses and staff care about each patient that
truly sets us apart.
2015 Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Heart Failure
The Good Samaritan Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.
Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure is a quality improvement program that helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing hospital re-admissions for heart failure patients. Launched in 2005, numerous published studies have demonstrated the program’s success in achieving patient outcome improvements, including reductions in 30-day re-admissions.
Good Samaritan also received the association’s Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll. Target: Heart Failure is an initiative that provides hospitals with educational tools, prevention programs and treatment guidelines designed to reduce the risk of heart failure patients ending up back in the hospital. Hospitals are required to meet criteria that improves medication adherence, provides early follow-up care and coordination and enhances patient education. The goal is to reduce hospital re-admissions and help patients improve their quality of life in managing this chronic condition.
2015 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award
The Good Samaritan Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
To receive the Bronze Quality Achievement award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for one calendar quarter.
These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. They focus on appropriate use of guideline-based care for stroke patients, including aggressive use of medications such as clot-busting and anti-clotting drugs, blood thinners and cholesterol-reducing drugs, preventive action for deep vein thrombosis and smoking cessation counseling.
Good Samaritan Achieves Prestigious Three-Star designation from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Good Samaritan Hospital and its cardiac surgery team, led by Dr. Martin LeBoutillier III, have earned the highest quality designation from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for heart bypass surgery outcomes.
Achievement of the prestigious Three-Star designation ranks Good Samaritan in the top 15 percent of hospitals nationally for the most recent rating period.
In addition to achieving Three Stars for overall bypass surgery quality, Good Samaritan earned the highest rating in individual quality measures for absence of complications and proper medication administration.
Good Samaritan Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers
Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Good Samaritan’s Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that their program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.
Good Samaritan underwent a rigorous on-site review. A Joint Commission expert reviewed their compliance with the requirements for The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification program as well as primary stroke center requirements, such as collecting Joint Commission core measure data and using it for performance improvement activities.
Good Samaritan will be able to display The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association Heart-Check mark for their Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Displaying the seal and Heart-Check mark signifies that Good Samaritan is providing the “next generation of stroke or heart failure care,” and will help patients easily identify this facility as one of quality that has surpassed numerous goals in the treatment of stroke.
|Good Samaritan Recognized for Quality in Cardiac Care
Blue Shield has recognized The Good Samaritan Hospital as one of the
first hospitals in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center+SM
designation in the area of cardiac care, as part of the Blue
Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program. Blue Distinction
Centers are hospitals shown to deliver quality specialty care based on
objective, transparent measures for patient safety and health outcomes
that were developed with input from the medical community. This year,
the national program has added a new designation level, Blue Distinction
Centers+, to recognize hospitals that deliver both quality and
cost-efficient specialty care.
receive this designation, a hospital must demonstrate success in
meeting both general quality and safety criteria (such as preventing
hospital-acquired infections) and cardiac-specific quality measures
(related to lower rates of complications and death following cardiac
surgery; and non-surgical procedures, such as cardiac stent placement)
and, additionally, must show better cost efficiency relative to their
peers. Only those facilities that first meet Blue Distinction’s
nationally established, objective quality measures will be considered
Good Samaritan Recognized as an Accredited Chest Pain Center
The Good Samaritan Hospital is an Accredited Chest Pain Center recognized by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for our high level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.
To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Good Samaritan was rigorously evaluated for our ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. For those whose condition is uncertain, we are able to carefully monitor them so they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted; when a patient is in cardiac distress, we are able to treat them quickly in one of our three on-site cardiac catheterization suites.