Last updated 4 days ago
With cold and flu season overlapping the holidays and heavier traffic on the roads, there are a number of potential hazards that could lead to an emergency room visit this holiday season. To stay prepared and ensure rapid, accurate care in the ER, there are a few items you should always have on hand.
Carrying your health insurance information and a current list of prescription medications and their dosages will help you get quick medical care when you need it most. If you have any existing health conditions, you might wear a bracelet or keep an in-case of emergency card on you to notify healthcare professionals of your condition and prevent complications. When you do your holiday traveling, you can stay safe by driving when weather is favorable, wearing your seatbelt, and using extra caution on the road.
For the best and fastest emergency care in San Jose this holiday season, you can count on Good Samaritan Hospital’s streamlined ER. To explore the Good Samaritan difference, visit our website or call us at (888) 724-2362.
Last updated 5 days ago
One of the best gifts you can give to your family this year is the gift of clean air free of tobacco smoke. If you are a regular smoker and you want to finally kick the habit for your health and the well-being of those you love, follow these tips from Good Samaritan Hospital on how to quit for good.
Reach out for support
From the American Cancer Society to your closest friends and family members, there are many people you can reach out to for support in your effort to quit. If you go at it alone, you may not be able to stay away from cigarettes for good.
Find healthy activities to enjoy
As you quit smoking, you will want to fill your day with healthy activities to prevent bad habits from forming in place of cigarette smoking. For example, instead of snacking at your desk during work breaks, you might head outside for a quick walk and a breath of fresh air. Adding other forms of exercise will also help you improve your health further and feel empowered to quit.
Change your daily routine
Long-time smokers have cigarettes imprinted in their daily routines, so you may need to mix up your regular habits to eliminate the urge to smoke. For example, if you always had a morning cigarette with your cup of coffee at home, try going out for a cup of coffee and splurging with the money you save not buying cigarettes.
At Good Samaritan Hospital, you can find the support you need to help you quit smoking and maintain a healthier lifestyle. For more information about our healthcare services and classes in San Jose, visit our website or call us at (888) 724-2362.
Last updated 2 months ago
The American Cancer Society recommends you start getting your annual mammogram when you turn 40. We know you want to keep yourself healthy, which is why we at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Breast Care Center, which is accredited by the American College of Radiology, combine compassionate care with some of the most current technology available for procedures including mammography, breast ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging exams. The Breast Care Center is a service of Good Samaritan’s accredited Comprehensive Cancer Center, which consistently receives American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award. Above all else, we want to ensure that you have peace of mind in knowing that you’re healthy, so don’t put it off. Call us at (408) 358-8414 to schedule your mammogram today.
Last updated 2 months ago
Good Samaritan Hospital’s Emergency Department is dedicated to each and every patient we serve, as well as all those in the community. We have Chest Pain, Stroke and Cancer Centers that have been recognized for excellence, as well as a dedicated pediatric unit and physicians with pediatric subspecialties, so that we’re ready for patients of all ages. In fact, Bay Area Parent magazine has consistently named us “Family Favorite.” So, whether it’s an illness or injury for you or your loved one, we’re here to handle your next misadventure so that you and yours can live life to the fullest and enjoy every precious moment.
Last updated 3 months ago
At Good Samaritan Hospital, we provide specialized maternity and pediatric healthcare to help pregnant women, their babies and families. Our dedicated OB nurses and highly skilled obstetricians care for you in spacious birthing suites and private postpartum rooms. We can also help you find the right obstetrician for your pregnancy, and a great pediatrician for your baby. Call us at (888) 724-2362 for more information. Our hospital has anesthesiologists in-house 24/7 to work with you, as well as an OB hospitalist available on-site at all times in case your own obstetrician can’t be there. For high-risk mothers-to-be, we have antepartum specialists to delay premature delivery as long and as safely as possible, and for newborns that need specialized care, we offer a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We want every mom to have a joyful birthing experience. For more information about any of our services, or about our childbirth preparation classes, call us today at 408-559-BABY (2229).