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February 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 8
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Good Samaritan Medical Center Receives Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC)

January 12th 2020 - Good Samaritan Medical Center receives accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) for their commitment to care at their comprehensive cancer institute.   Good Samaritan Medical Center has received this accreditation since 1994.  The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
 
“Our patients deserve access to safe, high quality oncology care, and they place a high value on information about how we rank against our peers to evaluate their choices for their healthcare,” said Sheri Montgomery, chief executive officer for Good Samaritan Medical Center.  “Our dedication to quality and safety are evident in this latest designation, and it is a testament to the commitment of our entire team, as is the health and well-being of our community.”  
 
The CoC membership is composed of more than 100 individuals who either are surgeons representing the American College of Surgeons or representatives from the national professional organizations who are member organizations affiliated with the CoC. These individuals direct and coordinate the activities of the Commission through the Executive, Nominating, Accreditation, Advocacy, Cancer Liaison, Education, Member Organization Steering, and Quality Integration committees and related subcommittees and workgroups.
 
As part of a comprehensive approach Good Samaritan Medical Center, our service lines include: 
The Breast Institute 
Lung Cancer Screenings 
Oncology Emergency Room 
Genetic Counseling 
Cancer Nurse Navigator 
Breast Cancer Surgery 
IORT (Intraoperative Radiation Treatment) 
Gamma Knife 
Gynecologic Oncology 
Thoracic and Lung Oncology 
Urologic Oncology
A multidisciplinary, team approach to coordinate the best cancer treatment for our patients
 
For more information about our oncology services, go to www.goodsamarianmc.com.  
 
 
 
About Good Samaritan Medical Center
Good Samaritan Medical Center is a 333-bed acute care hospital providing sophisticated, personalized medical care to Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for 100 years. 
 
As one of the area’s leading oncology centers, the hospital’s Cancer Institute provides general and highly specialized cancer services and is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons. Good Samaritan Medical Center’s Breast Institute is designated by the American College of Surgeons as a National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a designation reserved for breast centers that achieve high standards across the most effective breast cancer treatments. The Breast Institute is also a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
 
Additional services include general and robotic surgical options through the hospital’s Surgical Institute, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, 24-hour emergency care, advanced cardiac care through the Cardiac and Vascular Institute, diagnostic imaging, maternity services, orthopedics, neurology, and a Sleep Disorders Center. 
 
Good Samaritan Medical Center has been a recipient of the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award for two years in a row (2018-2019), placing Good Sam in the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for L&D services.  The hospital has one of the lowest C-section rates in Florida: Good Samaritan Medical Center is proud to be one of only 19 hospitals in the state of Florida to achieve a C-section rate below 23.9% for first time mothers with low risk pregnancies, meeting the AHCA recommended C-section rate.  
 
Good Samaritan Medical Center earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The hospital was also the recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2020 and is a designated Center of Excellence for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery™.
 
To learn more about Good Samaritan Medical Center, or for a complimentary physician referral, visit www.goodsamaritanmc.com or call 561-650-6023.
 
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