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Advocate Good Samaritan Ranks Among Top 100 Hospitals in America

The Downers Grove hospital made the list for the fourth time, and was honored with the Everest Award for long-term improvement.

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics.

This year marks the fourth time Good Samaritan has been recognized with the honor since the annual study was founded in 1993. The hospital was also named a winner of the prestigious Everest Award for long-term improvement, officials announced Monday.

“We are honored to receive this award on behalf of the community we serve,” said Dave Fox, president of Good Samaritan Hospital, in a statement. “I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of associates, leaders and physicians to provide outstanding care.”

The annual 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates hospitals on overall organization performance, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. It compares hospitals against similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status.

“Our 100 Top Hospitals recognition reflects our commitment to delivering high-quality, safe clinical care day in and day out,” said Dr. Charles Derus, Vice President of Medical Management at Good Samaritan Hospital. “We could not have achieved this recognition without our amazing team of nurses and other associates, physicians and leaders, who work together so well to deliver an exceptional patient experience and exceptional care.”

Good Samaritan Hospital was among nearly 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals evaluated by Truven Health, officials said. Researchers used public information to evaluate performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. 

Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market the honor. The winning hospitals were announced in the Feb. 25 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

“The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award have driven the national benchmarks higher every year for 20 years,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. “This year’s winners have brought even higher value to their local communities—better quality, higher efficiency and high patient perceptions of care, while confronting the challenges of massive industry-wide transformation to implement health care reform.”

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is located at 3815 Highland Ave. in Downers Grove.

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