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Good Samaritan Recognized by Healthgrades for Excellence in Cardiac Care

March 27th, 2018


[West Islip, NY] (March 13, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades for a number of coronary care achievements including the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award and was named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2017-2018. In addition, Good Samaritan was the Five-Star-Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2017-2018) and Pacemaker Procedures (2016-2018) according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

“Good Samaritan has placed a strong focus on services provided through its Theresa Patnode Santmann Division of Cardiovascular Services,” said Good Samaritan Chief Medical Officer, Donald Teplitz, DO. “The hospital is one of the most experienced in angiography and was one of the original community hospitals to pilot this program. The recognition by Heathgrades shows Good Samaritan’s commitment to quality and the dedication of the cardiovascular team.”

These achievements are part of findings released by Healthgrades and are featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”

About Cardiovascular Services

The Theresa Patnode Santmann Center for Cardiovascular Services at Good Samaritan provides cardiac diagnosis and treatment to adults. Among the comprehensive services offered are transcatheter aortic valve replacement, cardiac catheterization, primary angioplasty with emergency or elective placement of coronary stents for acute heart attack, open heart surgery, intra-aortic balloon insertion, pulmonary artery catheter insertion, temporary and permanent pacemaker insertion, transesophageal echocardiography, cardioversion, electrophysiology studies, ICD device placement checks and tilt table studies. For more information about the services available at Good Samaritan, please call (631) 376-4444 or visit

About Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip. The medical center has more than 3,400 employees and 900 physicians on staff and had nearly 26,000 patient admissions and nearly 90,000 emergency department visits in 2017. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at

**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.