Good Samaritan Hospital announces it has received certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events.
“Receiving the Comprehensive Stroke Center status shows Good Samaritan Hospital’s commitment to the health and wellness of our community,” says Andrew B. Leeka, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. “This certification shows the dedication of our physicians and staff in providing the highest quality of care to our patients.”
The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Good Samaritan Hospital operates in collaboration with the USC/Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosciences. The team of physician faculty members from USC includes neurosurgeons, neurologist, neuro-interventionalist, and neuro-intensivists.
Comprehensive stroke centers have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. The goal of establishing this new level of certification is to recognize the significant differences in resources, staff and training that are necessary for the treatment of complex stroke cases.
Comprehensive stroke centers are the best-equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. In a growing number of states, stroke center certification determines to which facility a patient should be taken by paramedics for the best possible care.
About Good Samaritan Hospital
First opened in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 408-bed tertiary care facility offering some of the most comprehensive care in Los Angeles. Specializing in cardiac services, women’s services, orthopedics, oncology, and ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Hospital offers cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, neurosciences program, ophthalmologic program including retinal surgery, orthopedic surgical program including sports medicine and major joint replacements, oncology program using the latest in radiation therapy, kidney stone services, bloodless medicine and surgery, and emergency services. For more information visit www.goodsam.org