Good Samaritan Hospital is a five-time recipient of the outstanding achievement award (OAA) from the ACoS CoC. We are one of only 3 hospitals in the country that have received this esteemed award in five consecutive surveys and is the only HCA facility to have this distinction.

We provide cancer care to more patients than any other hospital in Silicon Valley.

Superior cancer care

With a comprehensive range of cancer care services, state-of-the-art technology, extensive range of board-certified cancer specialists and outstanding staff, Good Samaritan Hospital continues to be at the forefront of cancer care.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Surgical, medical and radiological modalities
  • Outpatient infusion center
  • CyberKnife targeted radiation
  • Palliative care
  • Survivorship program
  • Clinical trials
  • 5-day breast brachytherapy
  • Oncology nurse coordinator
  • Lung cancer screening program

Our cancer services include leading-edge diagnostic procedures and treatments in chemotherapy, radiation therapy and support services for patients and families. Our new lung cancer screening services are especially innovative, as we use a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan to help detect lung cancer early on. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers, and those afflicted may not even be aware, as the symptoms can be difficult to detect. Our San Jose hospital staff can discuss your risk and help you get a referral for you to have your screening.

For more information on our cancer center and the programs and services we offer please see our 2017 and 2018 annual reports.

For a first-hand account of a patient experience, please read Kelly’s story.

Cancer support and resources

Our oncology social workers are specialists in the area of illness-related problems and are available for individual/family consultation and inpatient counseling. Social workers can help coordinate care, facilitate post-hospital care and help connect patients and families to community resources.

The cancer center offers access to support groups, community education classes, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, pain management, physical therapy and occupational therapy to help our patients now and in the future. Support groups include: general cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Cancer CAREpoint
Located in the Silicon Valley, Cancer CAREpoint is dedicated to transforming support for cancer patients, families and caregivers through personalized, one-on-one counseling, assistance, resources and education.

Look Good Feel Better
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American Cancer Society
For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to help people stay well, help people get well, find cures and fight back against cancer. Get the latest news from the front lines by clicking the link.

  • Multidisciplinary team approach
  • Dedicated unit for oncology patients
  • 18 private rooms on the fifth floor
  • Sleep area for a family member in every patient room
  • All rooms wired for telemetry monitoring
  • Aesthetically pleasing environment with a quiet, secluded feeling that offers warmth and comfort to patients and visitors
  • Experienced staff knowledgeable in the latest treatments, techniques and patient amenities
  • Volunteers on-site, as needed, to assist patients and their families throughout their hospital stay
  • Healing arts services: massage and reiki
  • Chemotherapy administered by registered nurses with specialized training
  • Clinical pharmacists specially trained in chemotherapy
  • A Cancer Resource Center providing information on diagnosis and treatment for patients and their families
  • Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for adult inpatient rehab, provides comprehensive interdisciplinary therapeutic programs that significantly improve patient function after a serious illness.
The acute rehab program, with 15 private care rooms located at the Mission Oaks campus, includes a team of physiatrists, internal medical physicians and occupational, physical, speech and rehabilitation nurses.

The Palliative Care Program’s accomplishments are remarkable for championing compassionate patient-centered management. Our social workers; nurses; case managers; and respiratory, speech, physical and occupational therapists collaboratively coordinate patient care toward specific goals. Adjunctive services include: Healing Arts of the Good Samaritan Auxiliary, “No One Dies Alone” volunteer vigil services and spiritual support.

A wide range of home care services are provided to cancer patients through various community home care and hospice agencies. Social workers and discharge planners work closely together to assist patients and their families in arranging home nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapy; home health aide assistance; social services; home medical equipment; and other specialized services such as home intravenous therapy and hospice.

Our oncology nurses

You will be cared for by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, specially trained and certified oncology nurses and other experts and volunteers in comfortable, private rooms. The team follows the best practices of evidence-based medicine.

Our experienced oncology nurses carry out your physician’s orders, while taking the time to support and educate you and your family. They help you understand what to expect, answer your questions and concerns and discuss and coordinate your care with other hospital services.

Support services