Five CIGNA Designations For Good Samaritan 
Tuesday, 09 September 2008 

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL -- Good Samaritan Medical Center announced that it has received five CIGNA quality designations.

These designations mean that the hospital has met rigorous quality criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice.
Good Samaritan Medical Center received the following designations: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Adult Pneumonia, Stroke and Vaginal Delivery.

“We are pleased that our hospital has been recognized by CIGNA for the high quality care that we provide,” said Mark Nosacka, chief executive officer of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “Our physicians and staff work very hard to provide quality patient care, and these designations are evidence of the high standard of care we deliver every day.”

The CIGNA designations are based on the hospital’s effectiveness in treating the selected condition or performing the procedure. The designation measures and weighs complications, mortality and The Leapfrog Group Patient Safety Index.

About Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan Medical Center, part of Tenet’s Palm Beach Health Network, is a 333-bed acute care hospital located at 1309 North Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.

In 2005, the hospital proudly celebrated its 85th anniversary of service to Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. In addition to general medical services, Good Samaritan offers a broad range of specialty services, including oncology, orthopedics, obstetrics and cardiac medicine.

The hospital also offers the Walter Newbern Suites, an all-private, upscale unit that combines quality medical care with personal comfort. Good Samaritan is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.