Good Samaritan Medical Center Is a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Heart Failure

Oct 19, 2021

Good Samaritan Medical Center Excels in Heart Failure Outcomes

West Palm, FL – Good Samaritan Medical Center is 5-star rated for Heart Failure outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of mortality and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2018 through 2020, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,141 lives could potentially have been saved, and complications in 156,050 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

From 2018-2020, patients treated for Heart Failure in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average a 61.6% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-house mortality.*

“This achievement is the direct result of our entire team’s relentless focus on providing high-quality cardiac services to our community,” said Sheri Montgomery, CEO of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “Good Samaritan Medical Center delivers high quality care to our community, and has been doing so for more than 100 years.”

Good Samaritan Medical Center was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 7 Years in a Row (2015-2021)

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).

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