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.
|Good Samaritan Health System Recognized for Quality in Cardiac Care
Blue Shield has recognized Good Samaritan Health System 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.
Recognized for 5 Consecutive Years with the AHA Get With The Guidelines Gold Award
Good Samaritan’s Heart & Vascular
Center has been recognized for performance achievement in the “Get with
the Guidelines” (sm) quality improvement program. Our patient care is
consistent with the latest scientific guidelines from the American Heart
Association and American Stroke Association, meaning that you’ll always
get the best in care for your heart.
The American Heart Association and American
Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving at least two
years of 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The GuidelinesSM
program quality indicators to improve quality of patient care and