Catholic Health Good Samaritan Hospital Geriatric Fracture Program Achieves Recertification at the Highest Level


Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, was awarded recertification of the Geriatric Fracture Care program by The International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS).

In achieving this recognition, the program has been recertified at the highest level available, Premier Level status, through the IGFS CORE Certification Program. The program joins a small number of leading fracture care programs in the United States that have achieved recertification through this designation. 

The CORE Certification Program is a global quality improvement initiative designed to recognize the achievements of programs that exceed outcome benchmarks in the management of geriatric fractures. In receiving this recognition, the hospital’s team of dedicated professionals have illustrated their ability to achieve sustained outcomes that outperform the clinical quality and performance improvement benchmarks, as identified by the IGFS, over the past two years.

The implementation of focused clinical practice guidelines and the commitment to implement processes to monitor compliance with those guidelines and linkage to quality care has been quite successful,” said Daniel Mendelson, M.D., president of the IGFS from Highland Hospital in Rochester. “It illustrates one of our core principles of engaging a multidisciplinary team to drive improved outcomes for this patient population.”

“Good Samaritan’s commitment to its patients has remained steadfast, even during the pandemic,” said President Ruth E. Hennessey. “We have focused on patient experience and developing better access to our clinical services, including post-op visits directly to skilled nursing facilities for better overall coordination of care. Our ‘No Place Like Home’ program has enabled more patients to discharge home with a coordinated program to track their progress, which was critically important during the pandemic.”

-Catholic Health Good Samaritan Hospital

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