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Good Samaritan Medical Center Receives Accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery


Lafayette, CO - Good Samaritan Medical Center has recently achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery.

This accreditation distinguishes Good Samaritan from other surgical facilities, recognizing that Good Samaritan provides the highest quality of care to patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation from the Surgical Review Corporation.

This achievement means that Good Samaritan has met nationally and internationally recognized standards -- not all hospitals that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation.

Dr. John Kefer, a urology surgeon at Good Samaritan, was also accredited as a Surgeon of Excellence for robotic surgery.

“This independent, objective accreditation showcases for our patients the excellent care available right in their community,” said Jen Alderfer, Good Samaritan Medical Center President. “Our surgeons and surgical teams are top-notch, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.”

Healthcare organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and site inspection. This process includes surgeons, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization or surgeon improve its care and services.

“We’re proud to recognize Good Samaritan Medical Center for their commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC. “This accreditation signals that this hospital is among the best in this specialty and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible.”

To learn more about SRC and the accreditation process, visit surgicalreview.org.

About Good Samaritan Medical Center

Good Samaritan Medical Center is an award-winning, 234-bed acute-care hospital in Lafayette, CO. Opened in 2004, Good Samaritan brings comprehensive, quality care to everyone in Boulder County and the northwest Denver metro area.

Good Samaritan is a Level II Trauma Center, a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center, and a designated Baby-Friendly Hospital. Based on a culture of caregivers who put patients and families at the center of everything they do, Good Samaritan has become one of the highest rated and most trusted hospitals in the communities we serve.

About SCL Health

SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 180 physician clinics, home health, hospice, mental health, and safety-net services in Colorado and the Montana Wyoming region.