Good Shepherd Medical Center is proud to have served as Longview’s community hospital for more than 75 years. The Medical Center is woven into the fabric of the community and serves a vital role both by providing healthcare services to those who seek it and by serving as the area’s largest employer contributing to a vibrant economy. It is the mission of Good Shepherd to strengthen the health and well-being of the Northeast Texas region by providing high quality, compassionate care to all who need it.
Good Shepherd Medical Center has earned national recognition for its quality services from multiple sources. For consecutive years from 2003 to 2007, the Medical Center received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM from HealthGrades®, which placed Good Shepherd among the top 5 percent of all acute-care hospitals in the country in terms of overall clinical excellence across a broad array of services. In 2007, HealthGrades® named Good Shepherd Medical Center among America’s 50 Best Hospitals, one of only two hospitals in Texas to receive this distinction. And, in 2009, Good Shepherd was recognized for clinical excellence in Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Coronary Intervention and General Surgery.
As Gregg County’s largest employer, Good Shepherd has a significant economic impact on East Texas with more than 2,400 employees. This impact takes on greater importance as the level of charity care continues to rise. In 2008, Good Shepherd provided more than $130 million of uncompensated care. There is no local, state or federal tax support for this care. Good Shepherd continues to meet an ever-increasing demand for medical services as Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements continue to decrease.
Through its evolution from a small, county hospital to a major regional referral center, Good Shepherd Medical Center is poised to meet future challenges and is positioned to remain the healthcare leader for East Texas well into the next century.