Joint Program Honored 
Friday, 18 January 2008 

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Good Samaritan is one of three Tenet hospitals in Palm Beach County honored with nine United Premium® Specialty Center designations for 2007 to 2009. 

Good Samaritan was recognized for total joint replacement;  These designations mean the hospitals have met rigorous quality criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice.

"We are pleased that our hospitals have been honored by UnitedHealthcare for the high quality of care they provide," said Marsha Powers, senior vice president, operations, Tenet's  Florida region.  "Our physicians and staff strive every day for medical excellence and these designations are evidence of their achievement."

The UnitedHealth Premium® Specialty Center designation program identifies surgical spine, total joint replacement and cardiac facilities that meet specific criteria and recognizes them for their commitment to quality health care. 

The program measures the facility's breadth of care, staff experience and availability of emergency care.  Designations are based on detailed information about programmatic structure, patient care processes and clinical outcomes that are submitted by the hospital to UnitedHealthcare.