Good Shepherd Health System (GSHS), a two-hospital nonprofit health system based in Longview, TX, has joined CHRISTUS Health, a Catholic nonprofit health system headquartered in Dallas. GSHS will become an important center for care delivery in CHRISTUS’s rapidly-growing East Texas region. A notable feature of the transaction is that CHRISTUS will assume GSHS’s lease with Gregg County.


Juniper’s Role

Juniper was engaged by the GSHS Board of Directors to conduct a strategic partnership exploration process aimed at helping GSHS to continue delivering on its mission as a community-based health system. The competitive process conducted by Juniper elicited a variety of structural alternatives from both nonprofit and investor-owned companies and allowed the Board and management to make a sound decision based upon their goals for the system and the communities that GSHS serves.

Good Shepherd Health System
GSHS is a two-hospital nonprofit community health system in East Texas. The system includes medical centers in Longview and Marshall; Good Shepherd Medical Associates, a multi-specialty physician network; freestanding emergency centers; a full range of outpatient services; and a medically integrated wellness facility, the Institute for Healthy Living. GSHS is the largest employer in both Longview and Marshall and is an important economic engine for the region.

CHRISTUS Health
CHRISTUS is an international Catholic nonprofit health system headquartered in Dallas. It is comprised of almost 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. The system employs approximately 45,000 and includes over 15,000 physicians. It is listed among the 10 largest Catholic health systems in the country.

The acquisition of GSHS follows CHRISTUS’s 2016 addition of the Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, headquartered in Tyler, TX. GSHS will become part of a growing East Texas regional strategy and will further position the system for continued growth in healthcare service delivery and care innovation.

Additional Details
For additional details, please refer to the press release.