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Good Samaritan Hospital Joins PIH Health Network

By John Commins  
   December 26, 2019

The 408-bed, acute care hospital in downtown Los Angeles becomes the third hospital in the PIH Health system.

Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles this week has cleared regulatory hurdles and has joined PIH Health, the health system announced.

The hospital will be renamed as PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

"Good Samaritan Hospital has an impressive 130-year history and we are thrilled to welcome their physicians, staff, volunteers and patients to the PIH Health network," James R. West, PIH Health President and CEO, said in a media release.

"Adding Good Samaritan Hospital into the PIH Health network enables us to continue to build our resources and expertise to enhance the care and services we provide to all of our patients, offering a high level of both primary and tertiary care, and creating a sustainable model in the current and foreseeable healthcare marketplace." 

With the addition of the 408-bed acute care hospital, non-profit, Whittier. California-based PIH Health now operates three hospitals totaling 1,130 licensed beds, and 26 outpatient clinics, with 7,100 full-time employees.

The acquisition was announced in September, and PIH vowed to "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."

The two hospitals will spend the new year developing a transition plan.  

"PIH Health and Good Samaritan Hospital 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, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital CEO.

"We believe that combining the resources and expertise of two of Southern California's outstanding health systems will result in enhanced care and services," he said.

PIH's other hospitals are PIH Health Hospital - Downey, PIH Health Hospital - Whittier and PIH Health Physicians.

Founded in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital has been organized under the auspices of the Bishop of the Los Angeles Diocese of the Episcopal Church.

“We believe that combining the resources and expertise of two of Southern California's outstanding health systems will result in enhanced care and services.”

John Commins is a content specialist and online news editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.


KEY TAKEAWAYS

With the addition of the 408-bed acute care hospital, PIH Health now operates three hospitals totaling 1,130 licensed beds, and 26 outpatient clinics.

PIH has vowed to 'invest resources and capital to provide Good Samaritan Hospital with the ability to remain dedicated to the highest quality healthcare.'


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