Hospital is also designated by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical
Services Agency as one of five centers in the County for comprehensive stroke care
Los Angeles (January 18, 2017) — Good Samaritan Hospital announces
it has received certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting
the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events.
“Receiving the Comprehensive Stroke Center status shows Good Samaritan
Hospital’s commitment to the health and wellness of our community,”
says Andrew B. Leeka, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. “This
certification shows the dedication of our physicians and staff in providing
the highest quality of care to our patients.”
The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Good Samaritan Hospital operates in
collaboration with the USC/Keck School of Medicine’s Department
of Neurosciences. The team of physician faculty members from USC includes
neurosurgeons, neurologist, neuro-interventionalist, and neuro-intensivists.
Comprehensive stroke centers have specific abilities to receive and treat
the most complex stroke cases. The goal of establishing this new level
of certification is to recognize the significant differences in resources,
staff and training that are necessary for the treatment of complex stroke cases.
Comprehensive stroke centers are the best-equipped hospitals in a given
geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication.
In a growing number of states, stroke center certification determines
to which facility a patient should be taken by paramedics for the best
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, ophthalmologic program
including retinal surgery, orthopedic surgical program including sports
medicine and major joint replacements, oncology program using the latest
in radiation therapy, kidney stone services, bloodless medicine and surgery,
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