Mission: To provide compassionate, high quality, and accessible health care and to promote a healthy community.
Programs: Good shepherd health care system (gshcs) served 1,795 inpatients over 4,661 patient-days and 47,933 outpatients in fiscal year 2013-14, as well as 17,576 patients in our emergency center. Although reimbursement for services rendered is critical to the operations and stability of gshcs, not all individuals have the ability to purchase essential medical services. In recognition of this, during fy 2013-14 gshcs wrote off to collection $4,956,543 valued at charges foregone as bad debt. Direct charity care to our community amounted to an additional $7,411,436, valued at charges foregone. Gshcs provides care to persons covered by governmental programs at deeply discounted rates. Recognizing its mission to the community, services were provided to both medicare and medicaid patients. The unreimbursed value of providing care to these patients during fiscal year 2013-14 was $42,530,576, valued at charges foregone. Our emergency center is open around-the-clock to all community members, visitors, and travelers, without regard to one's ability to pay.