The Good Samaritan Hospital has been chosen to receive an Excellence in Patient Care award given by outcomes firm Studer Group®. The hospital will receive the award—which was presented at the 11th annual What’s Right in Health Care® conference—based on their exemplary Core Measures scores.
Studer Group® gives its Excellence in Patient Care awards to select partners based on various categories. The Good Samaritan Hospital was selected based on the amount their Core Measures scores increased from 3rd quarter of 2010-2nd quarter 2011 to 3rd quarter 2011-2nd quarter 2012. The difference in each Core Measure was taken and The Good Samaritan Hospital had one of the largest positive improvements, distinguishing them as “most improved” from a database of over 850 organizations coached by Studer Group.
“It is a team effort to make the types of changes that result in the outcomes that are recognized by this award,” said Good Samaritan Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Jacquelyn Gould, MS, RN, NEA-BC. “We are very proud of the hard work of our physicians and employees who deliver excellent patient care. Our patients are the real winners in this process.”
The What’s Right in Health Care® conference was held in October 21-23, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia. What’s Right in Health Care® offers the latest insights and best practices from industry experts, speakers, authors and top-performing organizations across the nation. Attendees learn how to address the hard-hitting topics and concerns faced by healthcare organizations today, including how to create a viable future in these challenging times. For more information about the conference, visit www.whatsrightinhealthcare.com.
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About Good Samaritan Health System:
For 124 years, the Good Samaritan Health System (www.gshleb.org) has served the health care needs of Lebanon County. The Good Samaritan Hospital is a modern, fully-equipped, fully-accredited 172-bed acute care facility that offers complete inpatient and outpatient care, as well as an inpatient rehabilitation program. The Good Samaritan Health System also provides services at many other sites located throughout Lebanon County
About Studer Group®:
Studer Group’s mission is to change the face of healthcare by creating a better place for employees to work, physicians to practice medicine, and patients to receive care. A recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Studer Group is an outcomes-based healthcare performance improvement firm that works with over 850 healthcare organizations in the U.S. and beyond, teaching them how to achieve, sustain, and accelerate exceptional clinical, operational, and financial results. Studer Group has a scaled approach that is proven to be effective from large healthcare systems, academic medical centers, emergency departments, stand-alone community healthcare organizations to rural hospitals. Working together, we help to get the foundation right—using aligned goals, behaviors and processes as building blocks—so organizations can build a sustainable culture that promotes accountability, fosters innovation, and consistently delivers a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes over time. To learn more about Studer Group, visit www.studergroup.com.