We understand the impact of social distancing and the importance of limiting the risk of exposure to COVID-19. However, we want you to be confident in seeking the care you need, especially in the case of an emergency. Our emergency departments are here to safely provide for life threatening illness and injury. Do not ignore the signs of stroke, heart attack, issues with Diabetes, COPD and other urgent health conditions. We remain a safe place for all to receive quality care. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not.
The emergency department at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center - Marshall is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the State of Texas.
Our physicians are board certified trauma physicians, and all registered nurses and staff have received specialized training and trauma certifications in their particular fields. Level IV Trauma designation also means that the surgical department physicians all have certifications in advanced trauma life support, all surgical nurses hold their respective trauma certifications, and advanced equipment and technology is available. The trauma system places a patient in a specific track through the entire hospitalization process to ensure a high level of care is provided.