Good Samaritan Hospital
Through leadership in research and adopting the latest technological and clinical practices, Good Samaritan Hospital offers excellent medical care for the people of Silicon Valley.

Good Sam San Jose: First Hospital in Northern California to Provide Prolacta to Very Low Birth Weight Babies

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, and Good Sam’s NICU is recognized today in a press release from Prolacta for pioneering the use of fortified breast milk to meet the unique needs of very low birth weight preemies.

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Halloween Safety Tips from Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy Halloween!

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Equal Opportunities

October is classified as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, helping educate disabled individuals on their employment rights, improve employment opportunities and career pathways, and ensure sound economic futures for individuals suffering from a physical or mental disability. With the month of October ending soon, there’s no better time to reflect on the medical benefits and employment opportunities for the disabled.

Good Samaritan Hospital is an HCA-affiliated hospital committed to improving the lives of members of our community, including our patients and employees alike. That’s why we provide stellar compensation as well as a number of benefits to retain the most competent and compassionate healthcare professionals. The salary of our employees only accounts for a single part of the total compensation package; the benefits we offer to our employees and their dependents ensure access to quality medical care—an extremely valuable service considering today’s ever-rising healthcare costs. Our benefits include but are not limited to medical and dental PPOs/HMOs, flexible spending accounts for health care and child care services, vision plans, life insurance, retirement plans, a 401K, and both long-term and short-term disability benefits. We also offer long-term care, such as home health care and inpatient services for employees and their dependents in the event of medical disability.

Here at Good Samaritan Hospital, we have a wide variety of job opportunities to meet both your financial needs and physical abilities. In addition, our hospital also provides a number of outstanding medical services for disabled patients and employees, such as inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, wound care, hyperbaric medicine, pain management services, and stroke care services.

We are always looking for new employees to join our compassionate, professional team. Visit our website to find a listing of career opportunities and employment offers. You can also contact Good Samaritan Hospital directly by calling (408) 559-2011 for more information.

October is National Physical Therapy Month

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The month of October is designated as National Physical Therapy Month, helping educate consumers and patients on the importance and overall benefits of undergoing physical therapy. There’s no better time to take a closer look at the physical therapy and rehabilitation programs offered by Good Samaritan Hospital of San Jose.

Here at Good Samaritan hospital, our dedicated inpatient rehabilitation team of physical therapy specialists work together to create an individualized program designed to meet each patient’s specific needs. Led by a physiatrist, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and rehabilitation nurses, our team of specialists ensures that each program is tailored to help patients reach their full potential. Our hospital is also staffed by rehabilitation recreation specialists, social workers, and psychologists to provide optimum patient support.

Our inpatient physical therapy program offers a number of services, including:

  • Functional Mobility Retraining
    This helps patients relearn proper functional mobility techniques by emphasizing how to minimize the risks of re-injury and falls. Functional mobility retraining includes walking on all surfaces, rising-to-stand off on all surfaces, climbing stairs, and a number of other daily activities taught in our acute rehabilitation setting.
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
    This type of rehabilitation focuses on intense mobility training and exercises to restore strength, mobility, and normal range of motion for patients suffering from an orthopedic condition or immediately following an orthopedic surgical procedure.
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
    Neurological rehabilitation helps treat patients with a number of impairments and disabilities, including but not limited to Parkinson’s disease, head and spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.

All of our physical therapy services are offered in private rooms, classrooms, therapy spaces, and even miniature apartments where both patients and their families can practice these new sets of skills before being discharged.

Good Samaritan Hospital's physical therapy program accepts referrals from all sources and offers a free pre-admission evaluation to determine eligibility. For more information on our program or to schedule a consultation, contact us at (408) 559-2011.

Breast Reconstruction - Video

Breast cancer care

Often, people who are diagnosed with breast cancer undergo a mastectomy. During a mastectomy, cancerous tissues are removed from the breast. A patient may have a total or partial mastectomy, depending on the severity of the cancer. Breast reconstruction is a procedure done after a mastectomy to reconstruct the size and shape of the breast.

As this video discusses, the patient and surgeon choose from three types of breast reconstruction procedures: a synthetic implant, latissimus dorsi flap, and abdominal muscle (TRAM) flap. All of these are inpatient procedures and require one to five days hospitalization after surgery. Some patients also have their nipple and areola reconstructed. This procedure is quite simple and can often be done during a brief visit to the doctor. For more information about breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, watch the entire video clip.

At Good Samaritan Hospital, we provide state-of-the-art technology for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer at our Breast Care Center. Designated by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center, Good Samaritan Hospital is a safe and caring place from which to seek the help you need. Call us at (408) 559-2011 to learn more.

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