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Cardiac care - AZ Business Magazine April 2008

Banner Good Samaritan Recognized for Heart Program

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review list of “100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs,” recognizing outstanding hospitals and cardiology programs in the United States.

Hospitals on the list were chosen for their excellence in heart care and research based on clinical accolades, recognition for quality care and contributions to the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. The Cavanagh Heart Center at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center continues to be recognized as a leading provider of cardiac services and vascular research. The center offers complete diagnosis, treatment and educational services, focusing on highly specialized surgical and minimally invasive heart care treatment, intensive care, telemetry, cardiac rehabilitation and cardiovascular research.

“It’s the hard work of our physicians, nurses and technicians that has earned us this honor,” said Larry Volkmar, chief executive officer of Banner Good Samaritan. “Our facility is dedicated to providing world-class heart care to the Valley through our in-facility and home care services.”

Surgeons at the heart center were some of the first in the nation to implant the left ventricular assist device to treat heart failure in patients not eligible for heart transplants. The hospital’s surgeons are also the only physicians in Phoenix who perform pulmonary artery endarterectomy to treat clot formation in the pulmonary artery. Additionally, heart and vascular researchers at Cavanagh have helped innovate several new technologies, including an implantable device that monitors the heart and alerts patients when a heart attack may be imminent — even with no symptoms. The center is also one of the few hospitals in Arizona to offer a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program for people suffering from severe aortic stenosis.

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Banner Good Samaritan and other hospitals on the Becker’s Hospital Review are working to combat this statistic through innovative clinical research, high-quality care and state-of-the-art treatments. These hospitals have also extended their services beyond the confines of their facilities by educating their local communities about heart health, helping sharpen our country’s focus on preventive care and population health.

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Banner Good Samaritan Named One Of Nation’s 100 Great Hospitals

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Phoenix’s Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center as one of the nation’s 100 Great Hospitals of 2012. The hospital was cited for its industry leadership and clinical innovations, as well as being one of the first 32 Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations in the country.

In order to develop the list, the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial staff accepted nominations, conducted research and considered other reputable hospital ranking sources such as U.S. News & World Report, Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, HealthGrades, Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, the hospitals on the list each have a special place in the story of American healthcare and have demonstrated greatness through clinical accolades, innovation in care delivery, recent capital developments, and the offering of new services, specialty programs or technology. Ranging in size and location, the reputable hospitals each saw noteworthy accomplishments in 2011 and will continue to make strides this year.

“Banner Good Samaritan is honored to be a part of this prestigious list,” said Larry Volkmar, Chief Executive Officer.  “For over 100 years, this hospital’s goal has been to provide the best care to our patients and the community.  We are proud of our numerous clinical innovations and industry leadership, thanks to a tremendous staff of physicians, nurses and employees who provide the highest quality care to our patients everyday.”

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has 668 beds and employs almost 1700 physicians and 4400 employees.  The hospital is ranked among the nation’s leading health care facilities for nursing care through the Magnet Recognition Program, as well as ranked nationally as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.  The hospital also has one of the most sought after Graduate Medical Education programs in the United States.

Banner Good Samaritan has recorded a number of Arizona firsts, including the first Open-heart surgery in 1947; the first Kidney transplant in 1969; the first Liver transplant in 1983; and the birth of the first artificially conceived quadruplets in 1986.

For more information on Banner Good Samaritan, visit their website at bannerhealth.com.