The New Health Care is at Good Samaritan Medical Center

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - July 16, 2013

Good Samaritan Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Good Samaritan Medical Center ranked #13 in the Boston Metro Area and #17th in the state. In addition, for the third year in a row Good Samaritan was ranked as a high performing hospital in the key specialty area of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Click here for more information. 


Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation by Baby-Friendly USA – September, 2013

Good Samaritan Medical Center achieved the prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation. This award has been granted to 167 hospitals in the United States and only six in theBaby Friendly Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). It is implemented in the United States by Baby-Friendly USA.

This status is granted to hospitals that demonstrate a high commitment to breastfeeding support and training for its patients. Hospitals have to undergo a rigorous application process to demonstrate evidence-based maternity care, dedication of staff and physicians, resources and outcomes in breastfeeding to receive the award. This process took approximately six years to complete. Baby-Friendly designated hospitals must demonstrate the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (i) and adhere to the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (ii). Click here for more information.


Blue Distinction Award for Hip and Knee Replacement- Spring, 2013

Good Samaritan Medical Center was named a “Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacementsm  Blue Cross Blue Shield. The designation indicates to patients and their physicians that Good Samaritan Medical Center met objective, evidence-based selection criteria that demonstrate reliability in delivering knee/hip replacement, with better overall outcomes for patients. Click here for more information.

Blue Distinction for Hip & Knee Replacement


Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score Award – Spring 2013

Good Samaritan Medical received an “A,” the highest ranking, from The Leapfrog Group for its Hospital Safety Score. The ratings reflect how safe a hospital is for its patients. The Hospital Safety Scoresm was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. Click here for more information. 

Gold Seal


Other Recognition

As a result of a June 2009 survey from The Joint Commission, Good Samaritan Medical Center achieved the Gold Seal of Approval for hospital accreditation.

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