Good Samaritan Hospital Coronary Intervention Team Receives Top Rating from Healthgrades

Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Health Network (WMCHealth), is the only hospital in Orange and Rockland counties, as well as northern New Jersey, to receive the 2018 and 2019 five-star rating for coronary intervention, along with the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award. The program has also been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Coronary Intervention. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute-care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to 34 common conditions and procedures. This five-star rating indicates Good Samaritan Hospital’s clinical outcomes are significantly better than national averages when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“These outstanding ratings from Healthgrades for the care we deliver to our cardiac patients are reflective of the caliber of our staff and the expertise they provide day in and day out,” said Cary Hirsch, MD, FACC, Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital. “Our program is the only one in the region to deliver advanced skill, knowledge and the latest technology. We are proud to provide outstanding quality care for our community.”

The Active International Cardiovascular Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital is the first and only (outside of WMCHealth’s Heart and Vascular Institute) complete cardiovascular program in the lower Hudson Valley. The highly experienced cardiac team provides the most comprehensive cardiovascular care and delivers expert cardiac diagnosis and treatment to adults, close to home.

Among the comprehensive services offered are elective and emergency angioplasty, advanced cardiac testing and rehabilitation, electrophysiology, implantable pacemakers and a variety of cardiology and educational services.

Our experts perform the most advanced and state-of-the-art procedures, including hybrid heart surgery, which allows physicians the ability to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures and catheterizations simultaneously using small incisions to make repairs to the heart valve and other cardiac conditions. This technique avoids complications of standard open-heart surgery.

Our collaboration with the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) provides a tremendous opportunity for The Active International Cardiovascular Institute to deliver excellent medical care to the residents of this region. The relationship has brought many advancements to local residents, including the formation of a Heart Failure Program; four highly-skilled, board-certified heart-failure specialists from the nationally renowned WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute see patients at Good Samaritan Hospital. The new Heart Failure Program physicians work with referring doctors to optimize care of patients with advanced heart failure and, when needed, rapidly evaluate them for life-saving therapies such as mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.

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by Alan Roth