Good Samaritan Hospital Awarded Certification from the Joint Commission for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Programs

San Jose, Ca, California, UNITED STATES

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Good Samaritan Hospital today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Good Samaritan Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in January 2016. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with hip and knee joint replacement specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:

  • • Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
  • • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
  • • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

"Good Samaritan Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with hip and knee joint replacements," said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. "We commend Good Samaritan Hospital for becoming a leader in hip and knee joint replacement care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for hip and knee joint replacement patients in its community."

"This certification from the Joint Commission highlights the quality care we deliver to every patient at the Silicon Valley Joint Replacement Center at Good Samaritan Hospital. Our team is dedicated to compassionate care and quality outcomes," added Paul Beaupre, MD, CEO. "The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community."

The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

About Good Samaritan Hospital:

Good Samaritan Hospital is a 474 bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Good Samaritan is recognized as a leader in neurosciences, high risk obstetrics, comprehensive cancer services, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques.

Good Samaritan Hospital was the first of five in the country to become a Stroke Certified Hospital, and now holds the Joint Commission advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. It is awarded with the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Good Samaritan is an accredited Chest Pain Center and a county-designated STEMI receiving center.

Readers of Bay Area Parent magazine have chosen Good Samaritan as the "Bay Area's Best Place to Have a Baby" and "Family Favorite Hospital" for over 10 years. Good Samaritan is only one of ten hospitals to be award four consecutive times with the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Through leadership in research and adopting the latest technological and clinical practices, Good Samaritan Hospital offers excellent medical care for the people of Silicon Valley and surrounding counties.