HERMISTON, OR – Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) will hold it’s Annual Community Meeting this Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hermiston High School’s Commons & Auditorium. This is a free event that will include a health fair, food, flu shots, door prizes, a special presentation from guest speaker Marcus Engel and an Annual Address from President & CEO Dennis Burke.
The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a free Health Fair that includes 14 booths featuring the Good Shepherd Primary Care Clinic, Good Shepherd Women’s Center, Home Health/Hospice/Personal Home Care, Home Medical Equipment and many others. Free flu shots will be available while supplies last (first come, first served).
At 6:00 p.m. the Annual Community Meeting will begin with Good Shepherd Board of Trustees Chair Steve Eldrige, introducing special guest speaker, Marcus Engel. Mr. Engel, M.S., CPXP, CSP is a certified speaking professional and best-selling author whose messages provide insight and strategies for excellent patient care. His keynote presentation, “The Other End of the Stethoscope” has been witnessed by tens of thousands of healthcare professionals and his books are used in scores of nursing and allied health programs to teach the basic foundations of caregiving.
As a college freshman, Mr. Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 350 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Mr. Engel witnessed “the good, the bad and the profound” in patient care.
Mr. Engel has authored five bestselling books and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Missouri State University and a Master of Science in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in New York City. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches pre-med students the art of Being With.
Following Mr. Engel’s presentation of, “The Other End of the Stethoscope,” is the Annual Address given by GSHCS President & CEO, Dennis Burke. This may be the last time community members will be able to hear Mr. Burke speak as he has recently announced his intent to retire in 2020. Mr. Burke will introduce Good Shepherd Health Care System’s newest physicians and providers, and will also present about the positive impact the organization has had on the communities of west Umatilla and Morrow counties.
Marcus Engel’s autographed books will be available for purchase during the event. GSHCS will also give away big-ticket door prizes at the end of the meeting. Community members are encouraged to RSVP by calling 541-667-3509 or visiting https://gshcsannualcommunitymeeting.eventbrite.com.