Good Shepherd Health System Joins CHRISTUS Health to Become CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System
Good Shepherd Health System (GSHS) has announced the finalization of an agreement to become a part of CHRISTUS Health. This agreement brings together two prestigious health systems to create CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. This joining will allow the two health systems to work together to improve access to care for patients and expand health care services throughout East Texas. Most importantly, it will increase the capacity for health care, ensuring that the ever-growing health care needs of East Texans are met through increased resources and innovative services.
Good Shepherd Medical Center Introduces an Online Childbirth Class
Good Shepherd Medical Center is offering a new online childbirth class for expectant families. The internet-based program is a convenient alternative for those who are unable to attend an on-site class.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Good Shepherd Medical Center has joined a national campaign to urge every woman to make her health a New Year’s resolution.
Each year nearly 13,000 U.S. women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and more than 4,000 die as a result. Screening tests (Pap tests and, when appropriate, HPV tests) and vaccines exist that could essentially eliminate the disease, but are not always used despite provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that require insurance plans to cover cervical cancer screening tests to women and HPV vaccines.
Use S.M.A.R.T. Goals When Planning for 2017
A new year means new beginnings, and proper planning can make the difference between finding yourself eating quinoa or cookies come day 30 for even the most well intentioned New Year’s resolutions.
When considering ways to make 2017 your healthiest year yet, remember to set S.M.A.R.T. goals: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.
Good Shepherd NorthPark Emergency Center to Give Away Bicycle Helmets to Children
Good Shepherd NorthPark Emergency Center wants to help ensure the safety of local children by giving away free bicycle helmets. Kids are also invited to enter for a chance to win a new bicycle and have their picture made with Santa – at no cost.
Good Shepherd Medical Center Ranked Nationally for Quality Clinical Excellence
Good Shepherd Medical Center has received the 2017 quality award rankings from CareChex® - an information service of Quantros, Inc. These rankings listed Good Shepherd Medical Center as #1 in the Market for Medical Excellence in Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care and Overall Surgical Care.
Center for Bariatric Surgery Passes 150th Surgery
The 150th patient of the Good Shepherd Center for Bariatric Surgery has had tremendous success after having a sleeve gastrectomy, or “gastric sleeve” this summer.
Good Shepherd Wins Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation
Good Shepherd has been named a 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumer choose as having the highest quality and image.
Good Shepherd Medical Center Earns State Re-Designation as a Primary Stroke Facility
Good Shepherd Medical Center has earned re-designation as a Primary (Level II) Stroke Facility in Trauma Service Area-G by the Texas Department o fState Health Services. The two-year designation marks Good Shepherd as a high-achieving stroke facility through October 2018.
Good Shepherd Holds Diabetes Awareness Day
Good Shepherd Medical Center will recognize World Diabetes Day on Monday, November 14 by hosting its second annual Diabetes Awareness Day from 9 a.m. to noon at the Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living.