Good Shepherd Hospice opened its first office in Oklahoma City in 1995. Inspired by a mission of providing compassionate and progressive hospice care, founder Don Greiner led a small team of dedicated staff as they grew from their first admission on February 28 to 188 patients by the end of that year.
The name “Good Shepherd Hospice” was created by our company founder who was touched by a moving quote from Abraham Lincoln, “I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I have nowhere else to go.” Wanting a name that would impart a message of comfort to patients and families and encourage staff to aspire to care for patients as lovingly as possible the image of The Good Shepherd spoke to this need.
Good Shepherd has grown into a multi-office organization with locations throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. While the company has grown larger, Good Shepherd continues to operate from that same founding perspective of “putting the patient first.”
In 2007, Good Shepherd Hospice established the not-for-profit Hospice Care Foundation. The Foundation provides special support for patients and families, community outreach programs and hospice-related educational opportunities for staff members.
Over the years, GSH has been honored to care for many wonderful people who have lived their lives to the very end with honor and grace. These people and their families have, in turn, become our teachers, guides and inspiration. We honor their enduring and beautiful spirits by the way we continue to offer loving and professional care to patients and their families every day.