Senior Leadership Team | Good Samaritan

Senior Leadership Team

Our Management Team

John A. Jurczyk, FACHE, President

In May 2014, John A. Jurczyk was named permanent president of Good Samaritan Medical Center, a member of Steward Health Care LLC, after having served as interim president since February 2014.
Prior to his arrival to Good Samaritan in Brockton, John was COO of Steward’s Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. A licensed pharmacist by training, he held a variety of leadership roles at Saint Anne’s Hospital for over a decade, including vice president of ambulatory care and business development.
With over 30 years of health care experience, John has also worked in leadership positions at Maine Medical Center, Providence Hospital, Winchester Hospital and other hospitals in New England.
John earned his bachelor’s in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and Masters of Business Administration in health care management from Bryant University. He completed his residency in pharmacy practice at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. John is a boarded Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).




Tom Sands, MBA, MHA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer

In February 2016, Tom Sands joined Good Samaritan Medical Center after serving 20 years with Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia. In his most recent role as chief professional services officer, Tom was responsible for the development and leadership of customer-focused services, diagnostic and therapeutic services, hospitality and support services, and operations for a private, 637 bed teaching facility.  
Tom received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia before earning master's degrees in both business administration and health administration from Georgia State University.  
After working as an administrative resident for the Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Columbus, Georgia, he was named assistant vice president, ambulatory services before moving on to begin his twenty-year tenure with Navicent Health. He joined Navicent as their director of ambulatory health services and was promptly promoted to assistant vice president, diagnostic services, then vice president operations / professional services before his final role of chief professional services officer.







Our History

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 21 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.

Our Marketing Code of Ethics

Good Samaritan Medical Center adheres to all applicable laws with regard to the use and disclosure of health care information.

Good Samaritan Medical Center shall use marketing and advertising activities to inform and educate the public; provide information to the community; increase awareness of programs and services; and to recruit colleagues.

We will present only truthful, informative and non-deceptive information in our materials and announcements.

All marketing materials will reflect services available.

All marketing activities and professionals working with or for the medical center must adhere to the Public Relations Society of America's Code of Ethics, which can be reviewed at