Good Samaritan Hospital’s cancer program is one of only three in the country, and the only Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, to be recognized for its excellence five consecutive times by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC).  As the recipient of the CoC’s 2016 year-end Outstanding Achievement Award, Good Samaritan Hospital’s cancer program has been acknowledged for a fifth time for its high quality, patient-centered care.

“This accolade confirms that Good Samaritan Hospital’s continued focus on treating our cancer patients using the latest technology with the highest levels of clinical expertise and compassion is the strategy for ongoing excellence,” said Dr. Rakesh Patel, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Good Samaritan Hospital. “I am proud to be part of a team that puts patients first while always striving for innovation.”

In order to be granted the award, cancer programs must meet the CoC’s standards for excellence, motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of quality care, facilitate dialogue between award recipients and health care professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices, and encourage award winners to serve as quality care resources to other cancer programs. Each program is evaluated on 34 cancer program standards.

“Patients at Good Samaritan Hospital are treated using an interdisciplinary approach which offers top medical care combined with the best services in therapy, rehabilitation, and social work,” said Dr. Elwyn Cabebe, Chair of the Cancer Care Committee and Medical Director of Oncology at Good Samaritan Hospital. “I am inspired by the tremendous efforts our specialists make in coming together to maintain a truly exemplary patient experience every day.”

 “We are here to help the residents of Silicon Valley and the surrounding areas through any cancer diagnosis and treatment in a caring and compassionate manner,” said Joe DeSchryver, CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. “This consistent national recognition of the Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center by the Commission on Cancer is confirmation of our ongoing commitment to deliver quality care.” 

For more information about the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award, please visit: FACS.

About Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital, a 474-bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, has been delivering elite level care with compassion since 1965. Its two locations include the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. Good Samaritan Hospital is recognized nationally for quality and safety by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® and with the Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification, and for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Certification. Good Samaritan Hospital is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, STEMI Receiving Center, accredited Chest Pain Center, certified Afib Center and a five-time recipient of the American College of Surgeons Outstanding Achievement Award in cancer care. For more information visit, Good Samaritan Hospital.