Since it started as a nine-bed infirmary in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital has blossomed into a 408-bed medical facility with a vast array of high quality services. Because Good Samaritan Hospital remains one of the few independent, not-for-profit hospitals in the region, it has never waivered in its original mission: to respect the dignity of the patient and extend compassionate, personalized care to all. Named as One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals four years in a row in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 by Healthgrades, Inc. and “Best Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles” (1999-2005, 2007-2016) and “Best Medical Specialty” (2006) by the Los Angeles Downtown News, Good Samaritan Hospital brings together the best of the old with the best of the new providing many vital health care services to the community as well as the best that high-tech medicine has to offer.
Affiliations & Accreditation
Good Samaritan Hospital is affiliated as a teaching hospital with the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and Harbor/UCLA Medical Center and serves as a training site for several residency programs including general surgery, urology, orthopedics and perinatology. Accreditations include: JCAHO and California Department of Health Services for Acute Medical/Surgical, Intensive Care/Skilled Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Medical Social Services, Physical Therapy, Home Health Services, and Speech Therapy; CARF Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission; College of American Pathologists Accredited Laboratory; Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Certificate of Accreditation; U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Public Health Service/FDA; Certified Mammography Facility; Mammography X-Ray Equipment and Facility Accreditation; National Continuing Medical Education Accreditation; American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer certification. Good Samaritan Hospital is also a designated certified Primary Stroke Center and Baby-Friendly® hospital.
Services and Programs
The Heart & Vascular Center at Good Samaritan Hospital offers a complete heart care program including invasive and non-invasive cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiothoracic surgery. The Good Samaritan Hospital Comprehensive Orthopaedic Center combines many subspecialties together in one centralized location designed to take care of any orthopedic problem including serious injuries to the pelvis and hip. We offer specialized medical services that include a state-of-the art Gastroenterology Program, Women’s Health Services (obstetrics, gynecology, gynecologic-oncology, perinatology, neonatal intensive care, breast care and assisted reproductive services), Ophthalmologic care (including retinal surgery), Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) treatment, comprehensive Oncology Services (including High-Dose Rate and IMRT treatment), and a Transfusion-Free Medicine & Surgery Center. Other services include: housing accommodations for patients and families at the Weingart Guest House located on the hospital campus and specialized ground and air transport programs for critically ill cardiac and maternity patients.
Good Samaritan Hospital has approximately 1,500 employees, including 550 nurses, and has more than 650 physicians on its medical staff. Charles T. Munger heads the Board of Trustees, and Andrew B. Leeka serves as president and chief executive officer. Since 1996, over 54 languages are spoken by GSH staff. Inpatient admissions exceed 16,000 per year and outpatient procedures exceed 110,000 each year. On-site facilities include a child care center, fitness center, credit union and two chapels.