On October 18, Aaron Puchbauer, president of HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, gave a tour of the hospital to 13 students from the Shelbyville Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) class. The class is comprised of seniors in high school and is funded by local investors that teach students how to run a successful business.
Puchbauer escorted the students around the hospital, explaining some of the many services that Good Shepherd brings to our community. He discussed the importance of growth for the hospital including a 2.1 million dollar renovation which will be coming later this fall to the registration area, emergency and radiology departments.
He talked about improvements which have already been made to the hospital in the last few months, including adding orthopedic surgery as an option for patients for the first time in 15 years in Shelby County.
He also stressed how Good Shepherd pioneered telehealth services such the tele-stroke robot. The tele-stroke robot allows the local emergency team to speak directly with a neurologist in real time. This connection with the neurologist can expedite the diagnosis and treatment of the patient which may prevent more damage. The family can ask the neurologist questions about their loved one through the robot, too.
“It’s always a pleasure to give our future leaders a tour of our hospital,” said Puchbauer. “It’s important to them to understand what kind of services we have here and what opportunities we can offer. They may wish to be part of our bright future.”
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visitwww.hospitalsisters.org.