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Mature woman volunteer at Good Samaritan Society smiles while sitting with her giant harp.

87-year-old harpist plays for patients in hospice

Luana Mangold is Good Samaritan Society’s National Ever Forward Volunteer Champion
Matt Holsen 7 min read
Rebecca Pederson poses smiling in nursing scubs.

Nurse’s leadership is critical during community crisis

Rebecca Pedersen is National Ever Forward Champion as director of nursing services
Matt Holsen 10 min read
Good Samaritan Society groundskeeper Joe Berg poses by a pond where his golf cart is parked. It says "Joe's Ride" on the hood.

‘Everything that an employee of Good Samaritan should be’

Groundskeeper Joe Berg is National Ever Forward Employee Champion
Matt Holsen 7 min read
Good Samaritan Society CNA in scrubs gives a soft smile.

CNA earns national award for 30-plus years of caregiving

Denise Huddleson is Good Samaritan Society's National Ever Forward Caregiver Champion
Matt Holsen 8 min read
A Good Samaritan Society nurse sits closely to a resident on her bed as they talk.

After broken foot, then COVID, RN finds way to help others

Clinical care leader Marsha Moestchen is National Ever Forward Leadership Champion
Matt Holsen 9 min read
Clara Palm poses in the lobby of good Samaritan Society in Austin, Minnesota.

‘I would never guess she’s a new administrator’

Clara Palm is Good Samaritan Society’s administrator of the year, after one year in the role
Matt Holsen 7 min read
Judy Ryan, former CEO of Good Samaritan Society

Judy Ryan instilled a focus on quality care and education

Good Samaritan Society’s first woman president was also first clinician to serve in top job
Matt Holsen 7 min read
An Adaptive Aquatics instructor helps a young boy float in the swimming pool with a life vest and small toys.

Adaptive Aquatics welcomes kids with disabilities into water

Sanford Wellness Center programs teach inclusive swimming and fitness skills
Simon Floss 8 min read
Good Samaritan Society president and wife hold balloons in front of a new brick building.

Leading the Society was ‘dream job’ for Mark Jerstad

Sandy Jerstad remembers her husband, grandson of Good Samaritan Society’s founder
Matt Holsen 9 min read
A woman carries a tray of potatoes in an industrial kitchen at Good Samaritan Society - Specialty Care in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.

Specialty care workers live legacy of Good Samaritan Society

Minnesota location keeps evolving to care for next community needs
Matt Holsen 6 min read