Awards and Recognition
A Regional and National Leader
Our awards and recognition demonstrate our commitment to excellence, to our patients, and to our employees. Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) is proud to be recognized as a leader in health care on both a regional and national level. Good Samaritan's top priority is to provide quality health care to the Dayton community. The hospital is proud to receive awards and recognition for providing the best care to its patients.
U.S. News & World Report Rankings
Good Samaritan Hospital was ranked 22nd in the State of Ohio in the latest annual ranking released by U.S. News & World Report. GSH achieved four “high performing” designations, including heart failure, COPD, hip replacement, and knee replacement.
Healthgrades is an independent organization created to help consumers understand, compare and evaluate hospital performance. They provide objective, comprehensive information about hospital quality in America's hospitals. Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes—risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications. They recognize the top-performing hospitals in the nation that have achieved quality excellence in particular specialties, clinical excellence, and patient safety. Healthgrades releases a comprehensive review of all hospitals each fall; and announces specialty achievements throughout the year on an annual basis.
Good Samaritan Hospital was named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ for the fourth year in a row in 2017 by HealthGrades, the leading independent health care ratings organization. This prestigious distinction places Good Samaritan Hospital among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance.
HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study objectively identifies those hospitals with the best overall clinical performance across all 26 medical diagnoses and procedures that the organization rates. These approximately 268 top-performing hospitals represent only 5 percent of the nation's hospitals and each is designated as a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™.
- Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award – Clinical Excellence™ for Four Years in a Row (2009-2012, 2014-2017)
Good Samaritan Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals in 2016 and 2017. America's 100 Best Hospitals provide the highest quality of care year over year. These hospitals are in the top 2 percent in the nation for consistent clinical quality based on an analysis of risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates across a spectrum of common inpatient procedures and conditions.
- One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ (2016-2017)
- One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ (2017)
- Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2016-2017)
- Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2017)
- Named Among the Top 5 Percent in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services (2016-2017)
- Named Among the Top 5 Percent in the Nation for Cardiology Services (2016-2017)
- Named Among the Top 5 Percent in the Nation for Coronary Intervention Procedures (2017)
- Named Among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services (2016-2017)
- Named Among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Cardiology Services (2016-2017)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for Eight Years in a Row (2010-2017)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for Nine Years in a Row (2009-2017)
- Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2016-2017)
- Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery (2017)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 13 Years in a Row (2005-2017)
- Healthgrades Women's Health Excellence Award™ (2014-2015)
- Named Among the Top 5 Percent in the Nation for Women's Health (2014-2015)
- Named Among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Women's Health (2014-2015)
- Named Among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment (2016)
- Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for Four Years in a Row (2014-2017)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed (2016-2017)
- Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2017)
- Named Among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Critical Care (2017)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 11 Years in a Row (2007-2017)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure (2015-2017)
- Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2017)
- Named Among the Top 5 Percent in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke (2017)
- Named Among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke (2017)
- Five-Star Recipient for Stroke (2016-2017)
- Named Among the Top 5 Percent in the Nation for Emergency Medicine (2010-2012)
Society of Thoracic Surgeons Honors Dayton Heart and Vascular Hospital at Good Samaritan (2012, 2013, 2015)
Good Samaritan Hospital Cardiac Surgery received a 3-Star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). STS found the cardiac surgery performance to reach the highest level of clinical excellence. Approximately 12 percent to 15 percent of hospitals receive the 3-Star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality.
Get With the Guidelines(R) - Stroke Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll
This award recognizes Good Samaritan Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations set by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
The Joint Commission Certificate of Distinction – Stroke, 2016
The Joint Commission awarded Good Samaritan Hospital a 2016 Certificate of Distinction for advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center based on a review of compliance with national standards, clinical guidelines and outcomes of care.
American Nurses Credential Center Magnet Recognition 2009 (Second Consecutive Designation Earned in 2014)
Good Samaritan Hospital has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services. Only 5 percent of hospitals nationwide have the credential, which recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the delivery of nursing services. Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services.
American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer – 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014
In 2014, Good Samaritan Hospital received the Commission on Cancer Three-Year Accreditation with Gold Level Commendation. A Three-Year Accreditation with Gold Level Commendation means that Good Samaritan Hospital complied with all Commission on Cancer standards and received commendation on seven standards. In 2006 and 2008, Good Samaritan received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for the high caliber of its cancer program. Good Samaritan is one of only 95 hospitals throughout the country — and the only health care institution in Dayton — to earn this prestigious award in 2008. Good Sam continued its accreditation with commendation in 2011 and in 2014 and for the third time earned the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014. GSH is one of only 75 programs in the United States selected to receive this honor, placing the hospital’s cancer program in the top 15 percent of all programs evaluated in 2014.
American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, 2014
The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the American College of Radiology's (ACR) voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory mammography accreditation program. Good Samaritan Hospital's Samaritan Breast Center achieved this accreditation in 2014.
Samaritan North Breast Cancer Program Granted Full Accreditation – 2011 (reaccredited in 2015)
The Samaritan Breast Cancer Program, which includes the Samaritan Breast Center and the breast cancer program of the Samaritan Cancer Center, has received a three year re-accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and the monitoring of outcomes for patients with diseases of the breast. The accreditation survey covers all diagnostic modalities, multi-disciplinary conferences, all treatment modalities, genetics, rehab, patient navigation and survivorship. Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those centers that are voluntarily committed to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast. Each breast center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with NAPBC Standards. To maintain accreditation, centers must monitor compliance with NAPBC Standards to ensure quality care, and undergo an on-site review every three years.
The Samaritan Breast Cancer program is the only Dayton-area NAPBC accredited center, and one of 18 in Ohio.
National Diversity Council Glass Ceiling Award 2013
The glass ceiling refers to an invisible, unbreakable barrier to the advancement of women and other minority segments in the workplace, which results in their underrepresentation within boardrooms and c-suites. However, there are individuals who have overcome these barriers by breaking through the glass ceiling as they advanced to the top. The National Diversity Council seeks to recognize and honor these individuals for their achievement and for paving the way for others in corporate America. The Glass Ceiling Award is presented to an individual who has the following characteristics:
- Demonstrates leadership excellence
- Maintains a record of accomplishments in areas of expertise
- Bears a record of a steady increase in responsibility within his/her career
- Exhibits positive influence on those within his/her leadership scope
- Displays integrity and portrays highest ethical standard among colleagues and individuals
Eloise Broner, president of Good Samaritan Hospital, was recognized as one of these individuals and was presented with the National Diversity Council Glass Ceiling Award.
2013 Community Leader of the Year
Sister Carol Bauer, SC, was named the 2013 Community Leader of the Year from Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley.
Joint Commission Certification
The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest health care accrediting body, has awarded Good Samaritan Hospital seven Gold-Seal disease-specific certifications. Good Samaritan was the first hospital in the nation to receive breast cancer care and coronary artery bypass graft certifications. The hospital also received certification in heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), total knee replacement, total hip replacement and primary stroke center.
The DAISY Award
Premier Health is pleased to recognize our nurses with The DAISY Award, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical expertise our nurses bring to patients every day. Learn more.
Everyday Heroes Award
Premier Health is pleased to celebrate the dedicated staff who provide outstanding support to nurses. These individuals are our Everyday Heroes. Learn more.
Content Updated: January 20, 2017