Good Samaritan Hospital
October 26, 2020

San Jose, CA  - Good Samaritan Hospital earned four 5-star ratings, including three for its cranial neurosurgery procedures and another for its orthopedics 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 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying 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 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

Specifically, Good Samaritan Hospital is recognized for the following:


  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2021


  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for patient safety,  demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”

“Good Samaritan Hospital is proud of our hospital’s Healthgrades awards for high quality, patient-focused care, “ said Thaler Klaus, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “These awards exemplify our ongoing commitment to delivering top-notch care to the San Jose community from our exceptional care teams. We are especially proud that we were recognized yet again for our neurosciences program as we treat some of the most serious neurological disorders, such as strokes, epilepsy and spinal cord conditions.”

Good Samaritan Hospital is accredited as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and is recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

Neuroscience involves the study of the nervous system and parts of the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord and the hospital also cares for patients with the following services:

  • Neuro-interventional surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Neurovascular surgery.

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 32 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). Read the complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology.

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018.