Good Sam makes Top 20 list

10/17/12 — GREENSBORO, Ga. – St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for Quality in the country.

The top 20 critical access hospitals, including Good Samaritan Hospital, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index for quality. The list was announced September 28 during the National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

The top 20 critical access hospitals have achieved success in one of three key areas of performance:
Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures.
Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on two Hospital Compare HCAHPS measures (“Overall Rating” and “Highly Recommend)”.
Financial stability index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on a set of balance sheet and income statement financial ratios.

“Good Samaritan Hospital is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Montez Carter, Interim President. “Our results as a top quality rating means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future.”

Good Samaritan Hospital www.stmarysgoodsam.org

About the National Rural Health Association
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit www.RuralHealthWeb.org.
About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.™ is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company. The company is a leading provider of information products serving an expansive healthcare industry. iVantage Health Analytics™ integrates diverse information with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers’ timely, concise, and relevant strategic action. For more information, visit www.iVantageHealth.com.


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About St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital
St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving the greater Greene County area. Good Samaritan Hospital is a Joint Commission accredited, not-for-profit Catholic hospital guided by St. Mary’s mission to be a compassionate healing presence in the communities we serve. Good Samaritan Hospital provides emergency care, inpatient care, surgical services, swing beds, and outpatient services such as diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation and a sleep disorders center. St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital recently was named to the Georgia Hospital Association-Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Quality Honor Roll, Trustee Category.


About St. Mary’s Health Care System
St. Mary’s Health Care System is a not-for-profit Catholic health care provider whose mission is to be a compassionate healing presence in the communities we serve. St. Mary’s offers a full range of health care services, with special focus on neurosciences, cardiac care, orthopedics, general medicine/general surgery, women’s and children’s health, and gastroenterology. The system includes St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, Highland Hills Village, the Center for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, St. Mary’s Hospice House, the Center for Rehabilitative Medicine, numerous physician practices, and St. Mary’s Outpatient Diagnostic, Rehab and Wellness Center. St. Mary’s has earned the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for advanced primary stroke care, advanced inpatient diabetes, heart failure care, knee replacement surgery and spine surgery. Georgia’s Hospital of the Year in 2006 and 2010, St. Mary’s is proud to be the official health care provider for the University of Georgia Athletic Association. For more information, visit St. Mary’s website at www.stmarysathens.org.