Good Samaritan Hospital is the only hospital in lower New York State and northern New Jersey to receive five stars in both 2017 and 2018 for this surgical procedure, and one of only three hospitals in the state to receive the ranking.
Healthgrades' five-star rating indicates Good Samaritan Hospital’s clinical outcomes are significantly better than national averages when treating a variety of condition. Every year, the organization evaluates performance for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.
“We are proud to receive this recognition from an organization like Healthgrades,” said Dr. Michael Schwartz, chief of vascular surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital. “This award validates Good Samaritan Hospital’s commitment to quality patient care, and recognizes the valuable contributions of our multi-disciplinary team members who provide the highest level of care.”
The hospital's vascular surgery team specializes in treating vascular system diseases, often with minimally invasive techniques which have resulted in quicker recovery and less pain for patients. Three of the most common vascular diseases treated at Good Samaritan are abdominal aortic aneurysm, an enlargement in the largest artery in the body; carotid artery disease, a buildup of plaque that can cause a stroke; and peripheral arterial disease, hardening of the arteries that causes a buildup of plaque in blood vessels. "We provide total comprehensive vascular care to patients with peripheral vascular diseases,” said Schwartz.
“In an environment where consumers have more choices about where to receive their care, a hospital’s commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes is fundamental,” said Brad Bowman, Healthgrades’ chief medical officer. “Because consumers place such value on this information, hospitals that achieve five stars for Peripheral Vascular Bypass stand out in their marketplace.”
To view the complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation, click here.