bar bar2The Surgical Weight Loss Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital, which is the only nationally accredited bariatric surgery center in Rockland County, has received a Five-Star Rating from Healthgrades and is among the top 10 percent in the nation, according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor and the right hospital for the right care. “We are proud to receive this recognition from such a prestigious organization like Healthgrades,” said Ramon Rivera, M.D., Bariatric Director of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Weight Loss Surgical Institute. “This award validates our center’s commitment to quality patient care, and the contributions of all hospital staff members in making the designation possible.”

The Surgical Weight Loss Institute is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS); there are 720 accredited centers in the U.S. and 52 are located in New York State.  The MBSAQIP standards ensure that bariatric surgery patients are offered a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. Research has shown that mortality in patients operated on in centers that are not nationally accredited is double those that are accredited.
Good Samaritan Hospital has also been recognized for the following clinical achievements in 2017:
Five-Star Recipient for Peripheral Vascular Bypass in 2017
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 7 Years in a Row (2011-2017)
Recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™
Recognized by Healthgrades in 2016 for Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery
Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery in 2016
Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)

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