Since 1965, Good Samaritan Hospital has been serving the San Jose community while continuing to grow with the surrounding city and stay on the cutting edge of treatment technologies fit for the Silicon Valley region. This year, the hospital celebrates its 50th anniversary, which you might participate in through classes, events, and volunteer opportunities. Here’s a look back at the history of Good Samaritan Hospital and 50 years in San Jose.
50 Years of Community Care
Good Samaritan Hospital was founded with the mission of providing excellent medical care to treat the whole person—mind, body, and soul—while also growing to meet the needs of a rising population. The hospital’s doors opened in 1965, and the facilities had doubled in size over the next nine years thanks to additional fundraising and strategic planning. The 1980s saw even more growth of the hospital as programs developed in comprehensive cancer care, family-centered labor and delivery services, and surgery, and cardiovascular care. Upon the purchase of the nearby Mission Oaks Hospital, Good Samaritan was able to expand rehabilitation and behavioral health services as the main hospital campus became a regional leader in stroke care, high-risk pregnancies, and neonatal intensive care.
Awards and Accreditations
As a Certified Chest Pain Center, Good Samaritan Hospital is a county-designated STEMI receiving center. The hospital was also the first in the county to become a Stroke Certified Hospital. Bay Area Parent magazine has recognized Good Samaritan as the “Bay Area’s Best Place to Have a Baby” and “Family Friendly Hospital” for more than 10 years running as a result of providing the most advanced obstetric care with a focus on family-centered services.
To discover everything that Good Samaritan Hospital has to offer for the care of you and your family, visit our website or call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (888) 724-2362.