U.S. News & World Report Names Good Samaritan Medical Center Among the Top 20 Best Hospitals in Massachusetts

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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The Medical Center Ranks #13 of 75 Hospitals in Boston Metro Area

Brockton – Good Samaritan Medical Center has been ranked among the Top 20 best hospitals for 2013-14 in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report. The publication ranks 115 hospitals in Massachusetts.  Good Samaritan Medical Center has been ranked #17 in the state and #13 in the Boston Metro Area.

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.  The report lists only 732 of the best regional hospitals across the country, winnowed from nearly 4,800.
“It is gratifying to see the fruits of dedicated investments in equipment, technology, and facilities that we have made in many areas,” says Jeff Liebman, president of the medical center.  “Improvement and renovation projects at the main campus include a new emergency department and the expansion and construction of a Same Day Surgery and Endoscopy Center.  In addition, nearly 600 physicians have chosen to affiliate with the hospital including new physicians in Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery and Radiation Oncology.”

Good Samaritan was also recognized for the third year in a row as a high performing hospital in the key specialty area of Neurology and Neurosurgery.  “We are especially proud of this designation which is a tribute to our skilled and experienced medical staff, particularly Dr. Albert Ackil, Chief of the Division of Neurology,” said Liebman.

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

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