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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.

National study Ranks Good Samaritan Hospital's Quality Top Five Percent in Nation - HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Good Samaritan Hospital, has been named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ again in 2014 by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. This prestigious distinction places Good Samaritan Hospital among the Top 5% 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% of the nation's hospitals and each is designated as a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™.

HealthGrades rates Good Samaritan Hospital in the Top 5% in Nation for Emergency Medicine 2012, 2011, 2010

Good Samaritan Hospital is among the top five percent in the nation for emergency medicine according to HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The findings are based on an analysis of more than seven million Medicare patient records. HealthGrades Emergency Medicine in American Hospitals report focused on 12 of the most common and life-threatening medical emergencies among that patient population, including heart attack, stroke, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

National Study Finds Good Samaritan Hospital in the Top 10% of the Nation for Cardiology Services 2014, 2013

Good Samaritan Hospital was rated amount the top 10% in the nation for its cardiology services. According to a new report from HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes: HealthGrades Report to the Nation, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed.

Society of Thoracic Surgeons Honors Dayton Heart and Vascular Hospital at Good Samaritan (DHVH) 2013, 2012

DHVH - 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 12-15% of hospitals receive the 3-Star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality.

American Nurses Credential Center Magnet Recognition

Good Samaritan Hospital has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services. Only five 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.

Other notable Good Samaritan Hospital HealthGrades recognitions include:

  • Cardiac
    • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Service for 2 years in a row (2013-2014)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 5 years in a row (2010-2014)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 6 years in a row (2009-2014)
  • Pulmonary
    • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row (2013-2014)
    • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2014
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2014
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 10 years in a row (2005-2014)
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries in 2014
    • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries in 2014
  • Critical Care
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 8 years in a row (2007-2014)
  • Emergency Medicine
    • Healthgrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for 3 years in a row (2010-2012)
    • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Emergency Medicine for 3 years in a row (2010-2012)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Emergency Medicine for 3 years in a row (2010-2012)

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Certification

2012 - The Good Samaritan Hospital Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program received certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Good Sam's Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab were recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Good Samaritan Hospital has maintained this accreditation for the last twelve years.

The AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National Certification Committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years. Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g. heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, etc.) and pulmonary problems (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD, respiratory symptoms, etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

Robotic Gynecologic Epicenter

GSH has been named a robotic benign gynecologic epicenter by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the makers of the daVinci® Si Surgical System. One of only 25 benign epicenters in the United States and one of two in the state of Ohio, GSH is now the destination for doctors across the country to receive robotic surgery training. Dr. Bruce Bernie, Medical Director for Robotic Surgery at GSH provides his experience in managing the GSH Robotic Gynecologic Epicenter by training visiting physicians and surgeons.

Epicenter sites are chosen for their excellence in patient outcomes, their passion for teaching, and their ability to convey to others the value for their patients. Intuitive Surgical recognized the experience of GSH surgeons and valued the hospital's size and commitment to have better technologies, better outcomes and safety for patients in their decision to designate GSH as an epicenter location.

New daVinci® robotic surgeons and their teams visit an epicenter site to observe cases and learn surgical techniques. Epicenter surgeons then become mentors and/or proctors for those new surgeons in their learning journey. Even after surgeons have successfully completed their initial case series, these mentor-trainee relationships endure through discussions at scientific conferences and advanced training.

HealthGrades Rates Good Sam #1 in Ohio for Vascular Surgery and #1 in Dayton for Joint Replacement

GSH has been rated number one in Ohio for vascular surgery and best in Dayton for joint replacement surgery by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.

The hospital also was recognized for its top national rankings for clinical quality with five-star ratings in nine categories: Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Carotid Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Bypass, Overall Pulmonary Services, Treatment of Heart Attack, Treatment of Heart Failure, Treatment of Pneumonia, Treatment of Respiratory Failure and Treatment of Sepsis. GSH also received the Critical Care Excellence Award and the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award. The recognition is based on HealthGrades' twelfth annual Hospital Quality in America study, which analyzes patient outcomes at virtually all of the nation's hospitals.

U.S. News & World Report Names GSH as Top-Rated in Respirtory Disorders Care

GSH was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top-rated hospitals in the nation for respiratory disorders care in its 20th annual Best Hospitals issue. U.S. News ranked 4,861 hospitals in 16 specialties, from cancer and heart disease to respiratory disorders and urology. Only 174 hospitals, less than 0.4 percent of the total, were ranked in even one of the 16 specialties. GSH was the only hospital in Dayton to earn a 2009 ranking. GSH's respiratory care department provides approximately 700,000 procedures a year, treating asthma, cardiac conditions, pneumonia, chronic lung diseases, emphysema, neonatal issues and emergency situations that impair breathing. GSH has ten board certified pulmonologists on staff.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Grants Samaritan North Breast Center Full Accreditation

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 NAPBC strategically built its leadership by inviting leaders from the major disciplines that routinely work together to diagnose and treat breast disease to become part of the consortium. Working toward one goal, this multidisciplinary group formed the NAPBC Board that mutually defined 28 program standards and 17 program components of care that collectively provide the most efficient and contemporary care available for patients diagnosed 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.

American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer – 2011, 2008, 2006

In 2006 and 2008 Good Samaritan received the Outstanding Achievement Award by 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 healthcare institution in Dayton—to earn this prestigious award in 2008. Good Sam continued its accreditation with commendation in 2011.

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.

List of GSH Awards and Recognition

Year

Honor

2014 Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award – Clinical Excellence™
2014 Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Service for 2 years in a row (2013-2014) Healthgrades
2014 Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row (2013-2014)
2014 Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services Healthgrades
2014 Healthgrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for 3 years in a row (2010-2012)
2014 Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Emergency Medicine for 3 years in a row (2010-2012) Healthgrades
2014 Five-Star Recipient for Emergency Medicine for 3 years in a row (2010-2012) Healthgrades
2014 Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 5 years in a row (2010-2014) Healthgrades
2014 Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 6 years in a row (2009-2014) Healthgrades
2014 Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Healthgrades
2014 Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 10 years in a row (2005-2014) Healthgrades
2014 Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries Healthgrades
2014 Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries Healthgrades
2014 Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 8 years in a row (2007-2014) Healthgrades
2013 Dayton Heart and Vascular Hospital at Good Samaritan/Cardiac Surgery - Received 3-Star Rating, which is the highest level of clinical excellence from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
2013 HealthGrades - Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services
2013 HealthGrades - Ranked #10 in Ohio for Overall Cardiac Services, 2013
2013 HealthGrades - Ranked #8 in Ohio for Cardiology Services, 2013
2013 HealthGrades - Ranked Among the Top 10 in Ohio for Overall Cardiac Services, 2013 (Ranked 10 in 2013)
2013 HealthGrades -Ranked Among the Top 10 in Ohio for Cardiology Services for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 8 in 2013)
2013 HealthGrades - Five-Star Recipient for Cardiology Services for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
2013 HealthGrades - Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures, 2013
2013 HealthGrades - Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
2013 HealthGrades - Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
2013 Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™, 2013
2013 HealthGrades - Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services, 2013
2013 HealthGrades - Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services, 2013
2013 HealthGrades - Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 9 years in a row (2005-2013)
2013 HealthGrades - Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
2012 American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Certification
2012 Dayton Heart and Vascular Hospital at Good Samaritan/Cardiac Surgery - Received 3-Star Rating, which is the highest level of clinical excellence from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
2012 HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
2012 Joint Commissioin Gold Seal Disease Recertification - Coronary Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Breast Cancer Care, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Primary
2012 HealthGrades - Top 10 in Ohio for Cardiology
2012 Healthgrades - Five Star Rated - Cardiology Services, Treatment of Heart Attack & Heart Failure, Treatment of Pneumonia, Treatment of Sepsis, Treatment of Respiratory Failure
2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons - 3 Star Rating (out of 3 stars)
2011 HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
2011 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence
2011 Top 10% of U.S. hospitals for Critical Care
2011 Top 10% of U.S. hospitals for Pulmonary Care
2011 #1 in the Dayton Region* for Joint Replacement Surgery
*Region is Dayton, OH CBSA as defined by the federal government's Office of Management and Budget.
2011 Our 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).
2010 HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
2010 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence
2010 Healthgrades #1 in Ohio for Vascular Surgery
2010 Healthgrades #1 in Dayton for Joint Replacement
2009 U.S. News & World Report top-rated hospitals in respiratory disorders care
2009 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence
2009 Magnet Designation for Excellence in Nursing Services
2009 NAPBC Accreditation for the Samaritan Breast Center
2009 Joint Commission Gold Seal Recertification
2009 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
2009 Healthgrades Best in Dayton for Cardiac Surgery (DHVH)
2009 Healthgrades Best in Dayton for joint replacement
2008 Joint Commission certification in total knee replacement, total hip replacement, and stroke
2008 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
2008 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence
2008 Healthgrades Best in Dayton for Overall Cardiac Services (DHVH)
2007 Joint Commission certification in heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), breast cancer care and coronary artery bypass graft surgery
2007 Top 100 Hospitals for Cardiovascular Care; Thomson Healthcare (formerly known as the Solucient Top 100 Cardiovascular Award)
2003-2008 HealthGrades Best in Dayton area for Orthopedics
2006 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
2001-2006 HealthGrades Best in Dayton area for Vascular Surgery
2005 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence
2004 United Health Premium Network for Cardiology Hospital
2003 100 Top Hospitals; Solucient Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success
2002 Ohio Award for Excellence Winner, Tier 1
2002 Top 100 Hospitals; Solucient Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success
2002 Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association earns Ernest A. Codman Award for Quality Improvement Initiative
2001 Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award
2001 100 Top Hospitals; Solucient Benchmarks for Success
2000 100 Top Hospitals; Solucient Benchmarks for Success
1999 100 Top Hospitals; Solucient Benchmarks for Success
1999 Society for Ambulatory Care Professionals (SACP) Quality Award
1999 100 Top Hospitals, Coronary Bypa-ss Surgery; Solucient