Yesterday, Good Shepherd Medical Center announced its agreement to become part of CHRISTUS Health

According to their press release yesterday, the organizations have joined together to create CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System, which will allow the two health systems to "improve access to care for patients and expand health care services throughout East Texas".

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Physicians and medical providers of Good Shepherd Medical Associates will now be a part of the CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic, which means two of the area's most preferred multi-specialty groups will have large numbers:

  • 500+ physicians
  • 36 specialties
  • 63 locations serving East Texans

The clinics and offices will go by CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic and Good Shepherd Medical Center will now be named CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center - Longview and CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center - Marshall. The new system will be a Catholic health system and is sponsored by three congregations.

  • Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate World of Houston
  • Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate World of San Antonio
  • Sisters of the Holy Family Nazareth

William Huffman, chair of the CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System Board of Directors said in the release:

This is a day of celebration for our new health system and for the people of East Texas. Today, we bring together two great, not-for-profit organizations who share the same commitment to providing high quality health care and improving the health of the communities we serve. We are delighted to join CHRISTUS Health and excited to carry on our proud tradition of caring for East Texans.