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Excellence at Good Shepherd Medical Center Marshall

Good Shepherd Medical Center Marshall has earned national recognition for its quality services from multiple sources.

2013 Ranked Nationally for Quality Clinical Experience


Good Shepherd Medical Center Longview received the 2013 quality award rankings from CareChex, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, formerly The Delta Group, an independent quality ratings group. These rankings listed Good Shepherd Medical Center as No. 1 in the Market for Medical Excellence in Overall Hospital Care and Overall Medical Care. Good Shepherd was ranked in the Top 100 in the nation for Medical Excellence.

Excellence in the following areas

  • Overall Hospital Care
  • Overall Medical Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gastrointestinal Care
  • General Surgery
  • Heart Attack Treatment
  • Interventional Coronary Care
  • Major Bowel Procedures
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Care
  • Stroke Care

 Good Shepherd was also ranked in the Top 10 percent in the nation for Medical Excellence in the following areas with specific ranks indicated.

  • Overall Hospital Care 38th in nation, 4th in Texas
  • Overall Medical Care 27th in nation, 2nd in Texas
  • Overall Surgical Care 182nd in nation, 18th in Texas
  • Cardiac Care 51st in nation, 3rd in Texas
  • Gall Bladder Removal 23rd in nation, 6th in Texas
  • Gastrointestinal Care 75th in nation, 6th in Texas
  • General Surgery 24th in nation, 3rd in Texas
  • Heart Attack Treatment 71st in nation, 5th in Texas
  • Interventional Coronary Care 94th in nation, 8th in Texas
  • Joint Replacement 110th in nation, 8th in Texas
  • Neurological Care 140th in nation, 10th in Texas
  • Orthopedic Care 21st in nation, 5th in Texas
  • Major Orthopedic Surgery 48th in nation, 5th in Texas
  • Pulmonary Care 30th in nation, 3rd in Texas
  • Spinal Surgery 103rd in nation, 12th in Texas
  • Stroke Care 56th in nation, 8th in Texas

Unlike other publicly available hospital quality ratings, CareChex provides a comprehensive evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient satisfaction.


Pathway to Excellence® Designation


In 2012, Good Shepherd Medical Center achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Good Shepherd and identifies it as one of the best places to work.

As a Pathway to Excellence® designated organization, Good Shepherd Medical Center is committed to nurses, to what nurses identify as important to their practice, and to valuing nurses’ contributions in the workplace. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at Good Shepherd know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.


Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award


Good Shepherd Medical Center received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Silver Award from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. TMF established the awards program in partnership with The Texas Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.

Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Awards honor Texas hospitals that are performing quality initiatives aimed at improving outcomes in patient care by recognizing those hospitals that have improved their performance on specific national quality measures. The awards acknowledge hospitals for improving care related to acute myocardial infarction or AMI (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. These clinical areas have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit, standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

To earn the Silver Award, a hospital had to achieve or maintain performance between 90 and 100 percent on the Appropriate Care Measure and to have met all other awards requirements. These included collecting data on quality indicators for four rolling quarters beginning October 1, 2010, having mortality scores within the projected range, and submitting the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey data.


Becker’s Hospital Review 100 Great Community Hospitals


In 2012, Good Shepherd Medical Center was recognized as one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals” by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list recognizes high-performing hospitals that have fewer than 550 beds and minimal teaching programs. Good Shepherd was one of only three Texas hospitals to make the list.

To compile the “100 Great Community Hospitals” list, Becker’s editorial team analyzed information, recognition and rankings from a variety of industry sources, including iVantage Health Analytics, Thomson Reuters, HealthGrades® and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. According to Becker’s, Community hospitals are a critical component to the American healthcare continuum. These hospitals are often the anchors of health and employment within their communities, providing patients with top-quality care close to home. The following hospitals have demonstrated commitments to the health of their local population through clinical excellence, community involvement and various other efforts.

A full-length edition of the list can be found here.


Good Shepherd Health System Featured in Modern Healthcare’s 100 Top Hospitals: 15 Top Health Systems


Good Shepherd Health System was featured in Modern Healthcare’s article 100 Top Hospitals: 15 Top Health Systems. Thomson Reuter’s selected winners from a total of 321 systems with 2,194 member hospitals and about eight million patient discharges. Good Shepherd Health System was included in the top quintile of small health systems for the Longview and Marshall facilities.

Thomson Reuters selected the winners from a total of 321 systems with 2,194 member hospitals and about 8 million patient discharges. Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.

Good Shepherd Health System received this recognition based on several criteria. According to Thomson Reuters’ analysis, ranking health systems, in matchups with their peers, are ahead of the pack in all study comparisons including higher patient satisfaction scores as well as the following performance measures:

  • Better survival rates
  • Fewer patient complications
  • Better long-term outcomes
  • Better adherence to accepted care protocols and patient-safety standards
  • Patients returned home sooner
  • Better hospital experience

2012 CareChex Awards


Good Shepherd has received 2012 quality award rankings from CareChex, a division of The Delta Group. These rankings listed Good Shepherd Medical Center as third in the nation for Medical Excellence in Gall Bladder Removal. They also were ranked in the Top 100 in the nation for Medical Excellence in several areas.

  • Overall Medical Care 66th in nation
  • Gall Bladder Removal 3rd in nation
  • Gastrointestinal Care 98th in nation
  • Heart Failure Treatment 81st in nation
  • Joint Replacement 63rd in nation
  • Orthopedic Care 54th in nation
  • Major Orthopedic Surgery 67th in nation
  • Pulmonary Care 81st in nation

Good Shepherd Medical Center Longview also was ranked in the Top 10 percent in the nation for Medical Excellence in the following areas:

  • Overall Hospital Care
  • Overall Medical Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Gall Bladder Removal
  • Gastrointestinal Care
  • General Surgery
  • Heart Attack Treatment
  • Heart Failure Treatment
  • Joint Replacement
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Care
  • Trauma Care