Health Care

Founded in 1954, Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) is a progressive non-profit healthcare system located in Hermiston Oregon. GSHCS mission is to provide compassionate, high quality, and accessible health care, and to promote a healthy community. GSHCS upholds this high standard placing an emphasis on four core values in elegant order; quality, compassion, courtesy, and efficiency.

GSHCS is fully accredited by Det Norske Veritas-GL (DNV-GL) with deemed authority being granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) using a yearly survey process relying on National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO®) standards. Living up to these standards help fuel the desire to continually improve the quality and safety of the healthcare services provided throughout the organization. Our desire for improving quality has also placed an increased emphasis on the customer experience. This increased focus on quality has bestowed upon us the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2017.

As part of our effort to assure the best potential services, we employ evidence-based state-of-the-art equipment not typically found in smaller hospitals. GSHCS offers advanced diagnostic imaging services, In-patient and Out-patient surgical services boasting the first da Vinci robotic surgical services in the region, Family Birth Center, Medical Surgical Unit, Intensive Care Unit, IV Therapy and Wound Care, Laboratory Services, Emergency Services with Level III Trauma Center, Physical/Speech/Respiratory Therapy, and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.

The Good Shepherd Medical Group physicians include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Women’s Center (OB-GYN), Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute, Pediatrics, Urgent Care,
Virtual Care Clinic, Chiropractic, and Urology services. Affiliated services include Vange John Memorial Hospice, Home Health, and Personal Home Care, and Home Medical Equipment. A separate entity, the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation receives and disperses funds to the community for health-related projects and medical educational scholarships.

In 2011, The National Rural Healthcare Association named GSHCS to its Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America list, based on over 50 measures including patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. For two successive years, 2017 and 2018, GSHCS received the Top Workplaces Award by the Oregonian and Oregon Live. In February of 2018, GSHCS received 39 Pinnacle Achiever Awards at the Healthcare Service Excellence Conference in San Antonio, Texas for the significant improvements made to the patient experience. In 2017 and 2018, GSHCS President & CEO Dennis E. Burke was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Top 50 Rural Healthcare CEO’s to Know.

GSHCS is dedicated to our 700 employees and improving the customer experience by providing the highest quality care and career opportunities possible for you and your family. For more information about GSHCS services visit us at