Why Good Samaritan Hospital?
Every second counts in an emergency, and Good Samaritan’s services are designed to meet your needs when serious illnesses or injuries arise. In fact, Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) has been ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for emergency medicine three years in a row.
The 120,000-square-foot Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) Emergency Department offers the easiest possible access for everyone who uses it, from the patient who walks in the canopy-covered front door to the emergency crews who transport critically ill or injured patients to the hospital. It is located on the hospital’s main campus in Dayton. Good Samaritan’s Emergency Department provides emergency and critical care services in the north Dayton area and features:
- 48 private treatment rooms
- Private waiting areas for family and friends
- Rooftop helipad with an elevator to transport patients directly to the emergency department, intensive care unit (ICU) or operating room (OR)
- Seven resuscitation rooms dedicated to treating patients in critical condition; one is equipped to stabilize pediatric patients
- Four psychiatric seclusion rooms to isolate patients needing a quiet environment
- Dedicated Emergency Medical Services Squad room for administrative needs
- Two computed tomography (CT) scanners
- Two x-ray
Fast Track Service for Minor Issues
Patients with minor illnesses or injuries are quickly routed to Fast Track Service, available Monday through Friday within GSH’s Emergency Department. Fast Track takes care of patients with less critical emergencies requiring urgent care, such as lacerations, sprains or fractures, bruises, scratches, sore throats, ear infections, minor rashes. Patients are referred to Fast Track through the regular Emergency Department and registered at bedside to save time.
You may find the emergency waiting room at Good Samaritan to be empty on many occasions. That is because, after a brief registration, patients are taken to a treatment room so they can rest and be seen by a doctor as quickly as possible.
Advanced Emergency Care
Good Samaritan’s Emergency Department treats and admits patients with single-organ system/uncomplicated trauma injuries. We stabilize and transfer any patients with multiple-system trauma injury to Miami Valley Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center via CareFlight Air and Mobile Services. We maintain medical and surgical subspecialties on call to assist in the treatment of patients who require admission and/or additional care.
Speedy, Advanced Stroke Care
Good Samaritan Hospital is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center designated by the Joint Commission, earning the Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care. Our stroke center includes 24-hour emergency stroke services and a stroke alert system to rapidly mobilize a team of specialists to diagnose and treat stroke quickly.
As part of Premier Health’s Telestroke Network, specialists diagnose patients with stroke at Good Samaritan Hospital in real time using a computer with a monitor and video camera. This enables the patient to receive faster treatment at Good Samaritan or to be transferred via CareFlight Air and Mobile Services to Miami Valley Hospital for the most advanced stroke care, such as neurointerventional therapies.
Cardiac Alert System for Heart Attack
Our cardiac alert program cuts response times for heart attacks. Working with local emergency medical services (EMS), Good Samaritan physicians use advanced monitoring equipment to confirm a heart attack before the patient arrives at the hospital. The cardiac alert allows cardiologists and staff, who are onsite 24/7, to be ready. Patients can be taken directly to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, where an angioplasty can be performed immediately to open the blocked artery.
Good Samaritan Hospital has a comprehensive system for handling hazardous materials (Hazmats), beginning with the Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START) process, which includes:
- Streamlined decontamination process
- Protective suits
- Powered air-purifying respirators
- N95 masks for protection against airborne diseases