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Community spirit and support are recurring themes throughout our history. In 1902, Henry E. Goddard opened a hospital in his home. Many years later, in 1959, Goddard Memorial Hospital was established on Sumner Street in Stoughton. Soon thereafter, in the early 1960s, the area experienced tremendous growth, triggering the need for a new hospital. With the unwavering support of the community, Cardinal Cushing General Hospital opened in Brockton in January of 1968.

It wasn't until 1993 that Goddard Memorial and Cardinal Cushing became one. The result was Good Samaritan Medical Center.

In 1999, Good Samaritan became a member of the former Caritas Christi Health Care System, which was acquired by Steward Health Care in 2010.

Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts, is a full service, acute care, community hospital licensed for 245 beds, 17 bassinets, and 10 Special Care bassinets. Our commitment to providing quality care and excellent service has been recognized. The medical center recently scored in the top seven percent of hospitals nationwide for patient satisfaction. The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations recently scored the facility 91 points of a possible one hundred. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons awarded Good Samaritan the highest rating possible for a community hospital cancer program, that of Community Hospital Comprehensive Care Program.

The medical center's primary service area encompasses the city of Brockton and twenty-one surrounding communities including Easton, Norton, Stoughton, Sharon, Canton, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Whitman, Abington, Rockland, Hanson, Halifax, East Bridgewater, Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Raynham, Taunton, Berkley, Middleboro, and Lakeville.

Current medical services include Women's Health (obstetrics, gynecology, women's imaging) and Level II Special Care Nursery, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Intensive and Cardiac Care, Emergency Care, and General Medicine, including cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, infectious diseases, behavioral health, nephrology, neurology, oncology, hematology, pulmonary diseases, and rheumatology. Surgical specialties include neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, senior behavioral medicine, thoracic surgery, and urology. A full range of diagnostic services is provided through the diagnostic imaging and clinical laboratory departments. Interpreter services are available 24-hours per day for patients and family members. The Spiritual/Pastoral Care Department addresses the spiritual needs of patients of all faiths. NORCAP Lodge provides treatment of addictions, including medically supervised detoxification, therapy and rehabilitation.

Good Samaritan is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and is a member of both the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Care Association. St. Elizabeth's Medical Center provides the clinical affiliation for the Level II Nursery and Maternal and Fetal Medicine services. Physicians from Children's Hospital Boston provide outpatient care on the campus of Good Samaritan for a number of pediatric subspecialties.

Affiliated entities include the:

  • Good Samaritan Medical Practice Corporation, which manages over fifty area physician practices that provide primary care, specialty and diagnostic services.
  • Good Samaritan SurgiCenter, which focuses on patients undergoing same-day surgery, including eye and orthopedic surgery. A women's imaging center, including mammography, ultrasound and bone densitometry, provides screening and diagnostic services in a comfortable, private environment.
  • Cardiac Fitness Program, located at the Striar YMCA, is a comprehensive community-based program for individuals with cardiovascular disease, which emphasizes exercise and education and is designed to return cardiac patients to active, productive lives.
  • Good Samaritan Occupational Health Services encompass comprehensive employee health services such as worker's compensation/return to work assessments, pre-employment physicals, Department of Transportation physicals, and drug and alcohol screenings, to name a few. With their mobile health network van, GSOHS offers services to employers located throughout New England.
  • NORCAP Lodge has a tradition of excellence in the treatment of addictions. The facilities are located in Foxboro on spacious grounds.

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