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|Good Shepherd Medical Center - Marshall is a not-for-profit facility located in Northeast Texas, approximately 150 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 35 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana. Good Shepherd Medical Center - Marshall is the only hospital located in Harrison and Marion Counties. The majority of the Hospital’s admissions come from the city of Marshall. The surrounding counties have the following populations:
- Harrison County: 62,110
- Marion County: 10,941
- Panola County: 22,756.
Established in 1909 by several Harrison County physicians, Good Shepherd Medical Center - Marshall has grown to a 149 bed facility with an intensive care unit and a 24-hour Level III Trauma Center. Good Shepherd Medical Center - Marshall is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations, a member of the American Hospital Association and a Partner Member of the Voluntary Hospital Association.
Accreditations and Licensure
Good Shepherd Medical Center - Marshall participates in the collaboration, coordination, and integration of efforts between the myriad State and Federal agencies and organizations involved in the licensure, certification, accreditation, and oversight of health care providers. We submit our organization to the accreditation and licensure requirements of the following agencies to ensure the highest level of care possible while protecting the health and safety of our patients.
The Joint Commission: Assessing the Quality of Care in Hospitals
Look for The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval when selecting your hospital.
The Joint Commission has been accrediting hospitals for more than 50 years. Its accreditation is a nationwide seal of approval that indicates a hospital meets high performance standards. The Joint Commission accreditation process helps hospitals improve their performance, raise the level of patient care, and demonstrate accountability in the rapidly changing health care marketplace.
To maintain and earn accreditation, a hospital undergoes an extensive on-site review by a select team of professionals, including physicians, nurses and administrators. Through an assessment of a hospital’s processes and personal visits with its patients and staff, the hospital is evaluated and scored.
Because its standards are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry, hospitals that choose to be evaluated by The Joint Commission are therefore committed to providing the best quality care to their patients.
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval TM is a clear sign that the accredited organization has demonstrated compliance to the most stringent standards of performance.
The Joint Commission website at www.jointcommission.org provides survey results posted in the “Quality Check”TM section.
Texas Department of State Health Services
The role of the Texas Department of State Health (DSHS) is to monitor health care delivery by regulated health care facilities to assure high quality care to the people of Texas.
Healthcare facilities may be certified to participate in the federal Medicare program. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) directs state health agencies or other appropriate agencies to determine if health care entities meet federal standards through surveys and complaint investigations. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) works closely with the CMS Dallas Regional Office regarding certification matter.