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Quality Care Awards

Quality Care — Every Day

Objective third-party review shows Good Sam provides quality care.

  • Hospital, Laboratory and Behavioral Health unit accredited by JCAHO
  • One of the first five Primary Stroke Centers in the nation accredited by JCAHO
  • State of California Children's Medical Services certified Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • ACoS Commission on Cancer designated Comprehensive Community Cancer Program
  • Mammography center accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the FDA
  • Vascular lab accredited by Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
  • State of California Children's Medical Services certified Pediatric Unit
  • Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Program accredited by CARF, with stroke specialty
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • County-designated STEMI receiving hospital
  • Performing above national average on 13 of 19 HospitalCompare indicators

Awards testify to quality care.

  • Only HCA facility and one of only 10 in the United States to attain the ACoS CoC Outstanding Achievement Award for four straight accreditation cycles
  • Named Emergency Department of the Year 2003 by California Emergency Physicians Medical Group
  • Blue Cross of California designated Center of Expertise for Coronary Bypass Graft
  • Blue Cross of California designated Center of Expertise for Weight Loss Surgery
  • Named Best Place to Have a Baby by the readers of Bay Area Parent magazine

Good Sam focuses on continuous quality improvement.

  • Leader in eMAR for medication safety
  • Fully implementing National Patient Safety Goals
  • 100,000 Lives campaign
  • New nursing units addressing specialty care
  • Center for Women and Babies
  • Expanded Level III NICU
  • Dedicated Oncology unit
  • Multi-disciplinary Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Program
  • Patients say Good Sam provides quality care

99% of Emergency Room patients and 96% of all in-patients "would return" to Good Sam for future care.