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Good Sam Named Top Performer by Joint Commission

The hospital is one of three on Long Island recognized as top performers by a health accreditor.

Good Samaraitan Hospital Medical Center has been ranked as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission.

The hospital was one of only three on Long Island, along with Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, to earn the recognition from a pool of 3,000 hospitals. The rating is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported by the commission for the 2011 calendar year. Click here to view the report.

Good Samaritan excelled in the areas of pneumonia and surgical care, heart attack and heart failure. The hospital achieved a performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures in data reported to The Joint Commission.

“We strive for the utmost quality for the benefit of our patients. The Joint Commission’s ranking recognizes our hospitals’ extraordinary level of commitment to sustaining quality health care across a wide spectrum of performance measures,” said Catholic Health Services Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Joel Yohai. “Everyone at CHS is so very proud of the patient care teams at Good Samaritan.”

Kevin C September 24, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Nice article but why not mention the other two hospitals and/or give a link to this report for further investigation?
Chris September 25, 2012 at 11:08 AM
You know what i love about Good Sam Hospital. Its now a smoke free campus, so now all their smoking employees cross the street and smoke along the St. johns parking lot and baseball field fences. Which shockingly also have a smoke free campus sign right their by the baseball fields????? Now why do the adults working for Good Sam think its a good idea to smoke along a chain link fence with school children on the other side playing baseball or softball??? seems kinda odd to me that they dont provide their employees a spot in the back of their parking lot for their smokers. Its gross!!!!
Mike Shaw September 25, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Chris I would like for you to take a flash light in your home and hold it on a angle so that you see all types of particles floating in the air. We are dead already. Let them smoke. I am a non-smoker.
Kaitlyn Piccoli October 03, 2012 at 05:03 AM
Kevin, I appreciate the feedback. I also agree with you. I've updated the story to include the two other Long Island hospitals, and I've included a link to the full report in the article.

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