PIH Health and Good Samaritan Hospital Sign Affiliation Agreement
PIH Health and Good Samaritan Hospital – Los Angeles announced today that they have signed an affiliation agreement that will align the two mission-driven healthcare organizations. Good Samaritan Hospital will be fully integrated into the PIH Health system in a manner that will permanently maintain and enhance Good Samaritan’s ability to provide outstanding patient care to the thousands of patients it serves each week.
“Good Samaritan has been a cornerstone of excellent healthcare in Los Angeles for more than 130 years,” said James R. West, PIH Health President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to welcome their physicians, staff and patients to the PIH Health family as we work together to provide outstanding care to patients right in their own communities.”
PIH Health will invest resources and capital to provide Good Samaritan Hospital with the ability to remain dedicated to the highest quality healthcare in its current location in downtown Los Angeles.
“Adding the Good Samaritan community to PIH Health’s network complements the expanded community we embraced in 2013 when we acquired the former Downey Regional Medical Center,” adds J. Richard Atwood, PIH Health Chair of the Board of Directors. “This affiliation enables us to provide care for more than three million residents living or working in the areas surrounding our three hospitals.”
“PIH Health and Good Samaritan share a common commitment to the health and wellness of the residents of Southern California. We plan to expand services that will benefit even more members of our community,” said Andrew B. Leeka, Good Samaritan Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that combining the resources and expertise of two of Southern California’s outstanding health systems will result in enhanced care and services.”
“Good Samaritan Hospital has ably served its community for 134 years with skilled and caring doctors, nurses, and staff, providing sophisticated medical care using advanced techniques in a wonderful campus that now includes a new state of the art medical office pavilion with an exceptional ambulatory surgery center. The affiliation with PIH Health will allow us to continue our tradition of service and innovation with a new and sustainable model well suited for our current healthcare environment,” added Charles T. Munger, Good Samaritan Hospital Board of Trustees Chair.
PIH Health and Good Samaritan Hospital will work together over the next few months to prepare for closing the transaction, followed by a transition period for the operations to be coordinated in a way that will be as seamless as possible for patients. A name change to PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital will follow.