Over 70 years of innovation, dedication and continuing community support have propelled Good Shepherd Medical Center to the forefront of health care delivery in East Texas. From its beginning in 1935 as the 47-bed Gregg Memorial Hospital to its present position as a licensed 425-bed regional referral center for specialized care in cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, urology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation & emergency services. Good Shepherd has continued to enhance technology and respond to the growing health care needs of East TX & opened the area's first neonatal ICU (”NICU”) in 2004. The NICU is able to provide specialized care for premature babies 26 weeks gestation (sometimes as early as 24 & 25) & older & full-term babies born with special needs. Good Shepherd Medical Center's Level III NICU has expanded to 31 beds to meet the special needs of high risk infants.
Good Shepherd Medical Center operates as a Level II Trauma Center & provides the highest level of trauma care for Gregg County & the surrounding counties. Medical Center trauma care providers participate in the Regional Advisory Council, which focuses on injury prevention, pre-hospital care, & hospital care of the trauma patient in a 17-county area. In addition, the Medical Center participates in a statewide trauma registry, which records and reports data & trends in the care of this patient population. Good Shepherd Medical Center – Marshall, a 149-bed facility with an intensive care unit, inpatient rehabilitative, skilled nursing care services, & a 24-hour Level III Trauma Center, is the only hospital located in Harrison and Marion Counties. Good Shepherd Medical Center – Marshall is accredited by the Joint Commission & a member of the American Hospital Association. 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. Good Shepherd was designated a UnitedHealth Premium cardiac specialty center in 2010. Quality Awards from CareChex in 2011 ranked Good Shepherd in the top 10% in the nation in 12 clinical categories. National Research Corporation (NRC) recognized Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview as one of the nation's top hospitals with the 2012/2013 Consumer Choice Award.