We appreciate your trust in Good Samaritan Hospital with providing your medical care. As you know, we are facing a sustained public health emergency that has reduced available medical and personnel resources available to hospitals and patients. During times such as these, it may be necessary to implement Crisis Standards of care. Good Samaritan Hospital has adopted the California Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines.
California is one of a number of states with such guidance. Anchored in best practices from across the country, and guided by ethical principles and a commitment to equity, it provides a framework to help health care facilities and county health departments plan for the potential of a COVID-19 surge that is overwhelming. It aims to ensure that, should conditions push our systems into providing crisis care, we do so in a coordinated and thoughtful manner, using a common framework, procedures, and decision making that best protects the health of all Californians.
Learn more about the California Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines (PDF).
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.