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Mark Parkinson, a former governor of Kansas with extensive experience in the nursing home sector, addressed the crowd at the Good Samaritan Society's Annual Operations Conference at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Nursing home leader: Innovators needed

Merge mission with metrics, says Good Samaritan Society conference speaker
Mick Garry Mick Garry 8 min read
Julia Kabance, 108 years old.

108-year-old WWII vet remains committed to a life of service

Julia Kabance is a healthy Native American vet from Kansas with a lot to say
Mick Garry Mick Garry 20 min read
A nurse pricking a women's finger

Free senior program helps patient overcome prediabetes

Bridging Health and Home program available in Webster, S.D., and Mayville, N.D.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
Good Samaritan Society home health nurse LaToya Buzalsky talks to baby Murphy in his home.

Good Samaritan Society home health nurse helps baby, family

“He was my little rock star,” says LaToya Buzalsky of her infant patient Murphy.
Avatar Vanessa Carlson Bender 6 min read
Kelby Krabbenhoft is the leader of Sanford Health.

New Sanford Health: A conversation with Kelby Krabbenhoft

"I get really fired up about what we’re capable of doing."
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 15 min read
Allison Mead (left) and Amber Otkin are twin sisters who now work for a combined organization.

Twins’ lives tied to Sanford Health, Good Samaritan Society

One works for the Good Samaritan Society; the other works for Sanford Health.
Avatar Angel Hench 7 min read
Muffy Tonelli, Good Samaritan Society Hospice

Society’s Muffy Tonelli ‘so honored to work in hospice’

After a career in nursing, she found her true calling: hospice care.
Avatar Vanessa Carlson Bender 5 min read
CEO David Horazdovsky and President Randy Bury talk about their backgrounds and roles at Good Samaritan Society.

Q&A: Good Samaritan Society’s David Horazdovsky, Randy Bury

Veteran Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society leaders guide the new venture.
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 24 min read
Elderly women playing a game

Long-term care innovation: Sanford Health-Good Samaritan

"We need some disruptors to figure out how we can take care of people."
David Shulkin, M.D. David Shulkin, M.D. 16 min read
Sanford Pharmacy Manager Dave Leedahll and team evaluated C. diff studies to provide guidance on best practices

Medical specialists publish guidance on C. diff prevention

Much of the literature for C. diff looks at treatment of the infection instead of focusing on prevention.
Nadine Aljets Nadine Aljets 9 min read