GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER RECOGNIZED AS TOP 10% IN NATION FOR CARDIAC CARE BY HEALTHGRADES

Good Samaritan Receives Healthgrades 2014 Cardiac Care Excellence Award

Cardiac care at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center is in the top 10% in the nation as measured by lowest risk-adjusted complications, according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions from 2010 through 2012.

The new report highlights the disparity in hospital performance for specific conditions and procedures and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. For example, from 2010-2012, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 234,252 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,418 complications could potentially have been avoided.   A 5-star rating indicates that Good Samaritan’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.

Good Samaritan not only performs at a 5 star level – it outperforms other hospitals in the nation in this condition, and as a result has been recognized with the 2014 Healthgrades:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ in 2014
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services in 2014
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2014
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.