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Good Samaritan Hospital Named Among HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2007

Recognition based on outstanding clinical performance over seven-year period; Hospital also recognized as Distinguished Hospital 5 years in a row

Los Angeles (April 13, 2007) – Good Samaritan Hospital is named as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals in 2007 by HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent healthcare ratings company.

"To be ranked among America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades is a great honor and is a tribute to our physicians and staff who deliver wonderful care to our patients year after year," said Andrew B. Leeka, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. "This unwavering commitment to quality can be found in every aspect of our organization. This award challenges us to continue that commitment and assure that everyone in our community has access to the best possible care."

HealthGrades has analyzed patient outcome data for virtually every hospital in the country across 28 different hospital procedures and diagnoses. HealthGrades' risk-adjustment methodology considers important differences in patient demographics and medical conditions that could increase the patient's risk of mortality or complications. The study identifying America's 50 Best Hospitals is based on a risk-adjusted assessment of approximately 90 million Medicare discharge records from 1999 through 2005.

America's 50 Best Hospitals, including Good Samaritan Hospital have consistently achieved better survival rates and lower complication rates. As a whole, in hospitals that received the America's 50 Best Hospital distinction, patients are 28 percent more likely to survive and five percent less likely to have a major complication according to HealthGrades.

Good Samaritan Hospital ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in several specialty areas including:


  • 5 Star Rating for Care of Congestive Heart Failure


  • 5 Star Rating for Total Knee Replacements
  • 5 Star Rating for Partial Hip Replacements

Critical Care

  • 5 Star Rating for Care of Sepsis


  • 5 Star Rating for CAP (Community Acquired Pneumonia) & 2007 Recipient of the Pulmonary Excellence Award
  • Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Pulmonary Care


  • 2007 Recipient of Stroke Care Excellence Award™
  • Among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Care of Stroke
  • 5 Star Rating for Stroke Care


  • 5 Star Rating for GI Surgery and Procedures
  • 5 Star Rating for GI Bleed
  • Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall GI care

Women’s Health

  • 5 Star Rating for Women’s Health

About Good Samaritan Hospital

First opened in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 408-bed tertiary care facility offering some of the most comprehensive care in Los Angeles. Specializing in cardiac services, women’s services, orthopedics, oncology, and ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Hospital offers Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosciences program featuring the Gamma Knife radiosurgery, Opthalmologic Program including Retinal Surgery, Orthopedic Surgical Program including Sports Medicine, Oncology Program using the latest in radiation therapy – IMRT and HDR, Kidney Stone services, Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery Center, and Emergency Services. For more information visit


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