Hospital also a recipient of the 2010/2011 HealthGrades Maternity Care
Los Angeles (June 30, 2010) – Good Samaritan Hospital's maternity
care is in the top 5 percent in the nation for the third year in a row
according to a new study issued today by HealthGrades, Inc., the independent
ratings organization. The Seventh Annual HealthGrades Maternity Care in
Hospitals Study used state-government data to compare hospitals in terms
of complication rates for vaginal and C-section deliveries as well as
neonatal mortality. As a result, Good Samaritan Hospital received the
2010/2011 HealthGrades Maternity Care Excellence Award™. Good Samaritan
Hospital delivers over 400 babies a month and is the only hospital in
Los Angeles to be ranked in the top 5 percent this year.
Good Sam also received 5 Star ratings in Maternity Care for the past 4
consecutive years and has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Maternity
Care Excellence Award for 4 years in a row.
Earlier this year Good Samaritan was named a recipient of HealthGrades
America 's 50 Best Hospitals for the 4th consecutive year, further
demonstrating its commitment to quality improvement and its sustained
outstanding clinical outcomes. These 50 hospitals represent the top 1
percent of all hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence.
As a group, top-rated hospitals including Good Samaritan Hospital had 51
percent fewer maternal complications for vaginal deliveries and 74 percent
fewer maternal complications for C-sections when compared with the poorest-rated
The study examined all hospitals in the 19 states that collect and publish
outcomes data from hospitals, 1,546 in all. The study found that if all
hospitals, among the 19 states studied, performed at the level of best-performing
hospitals, 176,654 women may have avoided developing one or more inhospital
major obstetric complications during the period studied (2006 – 2008).
For this analysis by HealthGrades, hospitals were evaluated using the following criteria:
- Maternal complication rate among women undergoing single live-born vaginal
or C-section deliveries
- Maternal complication rate among women undergoing "patient-choice"
or non-clinically indicated C-sections
- Newborn volume adjusted for low birth weight
- Newborn mortality rate stratified into eight birth weight categories
The complete methodology for the HealthGrades Maternity Care study can
be found at
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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 .
Good Samaritan Hospital offers Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery services,
Neurosciences program featuring the Gamma Knife radiosurgery, Ophthalmologic
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
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