Good Samaritan Medical Center has been named among the top in the Nation for Patient Safety from two independent rating groups. Both Leapfrog and Healthgrades have given the hospital an A Grade and Five Stars, respectively, placing them in the top 10% of hospitals in the nation. This is Good Samaritan’s 7th time earning an A Rating for Patient Safety from Leapfrog.
The independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Good Samaritan earned an A in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their
families when facing a hospital stay.
“Good Samaritan Medical Center’s A grade is a powerful reminder of its commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of your clinicians and staff to protect your patients,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, which administers the Hospital Safety Score.
Healthgrades named Good Samaritan Medical Center a Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement Surgery Two Years in a Row and among the Top 10% in the nation for Patient Safety Excellence. Healthgrades is the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. Good Samaritan Medical Center’s 5 stars for the quality of its Total Knee Replacement Surgery was part of new findings and data released on Healthgrades.com and in the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
”Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality care,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer for Healthgrades. A 5-star rating from
Healthgrades indicates that Good Samaritan Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
“Our entire team is committed to Patient Safety,” said John A. Jurczyk, FACHE, President, Good Samaritan Medical Center. “They each work tirelessly to raise the standard of excellence on a daily basis. We recognize this in the exemplary work our orthopedic team is doing in Total Knee Replacement. This recognition comes at a time when our Joint Replacement Program is flourishing.”
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Today, more than one million people a day use the Healthgrades websites to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians based on the most important measures when selecting a healthcare provider: experience, hospital quality and patient satisfaction. For more information about Healthgrades, visit http://www.healthgrades.com or download the Healthgrades iPhone app.