Community invited to celebrate Critical Access Hospital designation

May 02, 2024 

Last fall, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital was designated a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, underscoring the hospital’s commitment to delivering high-quality health care services to the Shelbyville community. 

To celebrate this momentous achievement, Good Shepherd Hospital plans to hold a community celebration for all ages on Thursday, May 16 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on the hospital campus. The event will feature food, fun and a short program highlighting efforts made that supported the hospital’s journey toward being named a Critical Access Hospital. 

"We are thrilled to be recognized as a Critical Access Hospital. This designation affirms the amazing work this team has done over the years," said Chad Markham, President and CEO of Good Shepherd Hospital. "Now, we want to celebrate!”

The CAH designation is given to facilities that play a crucial role in ensuring access to healthcare services in rural areas. It signifies the hospital's dedication to meeting the unique needs of the local community and providing essential medical care to those who need it most.

Good Shepherd Hospital will continue to offer a wide range of medical services, including emergency and inpatient medical care, outpatient services, diagnostic imaging, laboratory services and specialized clinics. This new designation enables the hospital to focus on its mission of providing accessible and quality health care to the local community whether preventative, routine or emergency.
Community invited to celebrate Critical Access Hospital designation
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