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The Good Shepherd Medical Center (GSMC) is a progressive, not-for-profit hospital located in Hermiston, Oregon. Good Shepherd is a major employer in the Hermiston area with over 700 employees. We have over 30 physicians on our active medical staff.

Established in 1954, the GSMC plays a major role in meeting the medical needs in Northeast Oregon and is the largest entity in the Good Shepherd Health Care System. We are fully accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and boast state-of-the-art equipment not typically found in smaller hospitals. GSHCS offers complete Medical/Surgical, OB/GYN, Critical Care, Surgery Services, IV Therapy/Oncology, Physical/Speech/Respiratory Therapy, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Sleep Therapy and Dermatology. GSMC physicians include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics and Urology. Our Trauma Level 3 Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day. Vange John Memorial Hospice, Good Shepherd Clinic Pharmacy, Good Shepherd Medical Group, Home Health & Home Medical Equipment are affiliated divisions of Good Shepherd Health Care System. The Good Shepherd Medical Foundation also helps the hospital fulfill its mission. A separate entity, the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation receives and disperses funds from the community to health-related projects in the community.

The National Rural Healthcare Association named Good Shepherd to its 2011 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America list, based on over 50 measures including patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. Good Shepherd was also named to The Oregonian’s “Top Workplaces in Oregon and Southwestern Washington.” Many of the best ideas in healthcare come from the communities we serve.

If you have an idea, question, or concern, please call 541.667.3400 or send an email to Marketing & Communications Director, Caitlin Cozad at [email protected].

Executive Team


Good Shepherd Health Care System's mission is to improve the health of our community.


Good Shepherd Health Care System will be chosen for responsiveness to community wellness, patient care and strategic relationships.


Good Shepherd Health Care System honors and adheres to the following sets of values for our patients in both practice and principle:

Quality: We are committed to excellent quality which includes clinical outcomes, the safety of patients, visitors and staff, as well as patient, family and payer satisfaction. This is an important aspect of the larger focus Good Shepherd has on the quality of health care we provide, which is our most important value.

Compassion: We will show patients and families that we empathize with their pain, problems and anxieties. We will demonstrate that we care by word and deed.

Courtesy: We will be courteous to patients, families, other staff, physicians, visitors and vendors. We will anticipate people’s needs. We will maintain a professional appearance and behavior.

Value: We strive to achieve the best results in the most efficient manner.


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They are often the first and last folks patients meet when they visit us. They are always at their best—because they know that our patients might not be. They are selfless, caring people that make us much more than just a hospital in a community. They make us a true community hospital. They are our volunteers. And we can’t thank them enough. Find out about the rewarding and uplifting experience of volunteering at Good Shepherd. Contact our Director of Community Health & Outreach, Jessica Reker at 541.667.3506 or email her at [email protected].

Community Profile

We serve Hermiston, Oregon (population 16,300) as well as several outlying towns with a total service population of over 35,000 in Umatilla and Morrow counties. These are rural communities with an agriculture-based economy. The average household income in Hermiston is $35,354. 15.5 percent of residents have incomes below federal poverty guidelines. 50 percent of our patients are either enrolled in Medicaid or uninsured (37% Medicaid, 13% uninsured). We are a Critical Access Hospital, and the primary healthcare resource for our community. Health Information Privacy Rights Charity Care Policy History