Good Samaritan Society to share vision on senior care future

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society will share how being part of an integrated health system with Sanford Health has positioned the organization to provide the best care and support to its residents at the 2023 McKnight’s Women of Distinction Awards and Forum. The event takes place May 22 in Chicago.

The McKnight’s Women of Distinction Program honors women across the skilled nursing, senior living and home care industries who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their communities, facilities and agencies, all while making a significant impact on their organization and lives of the individuals they serve.  Honorees and industry executives will gather to celebrate the 2023 class of Rising Stars, Hall of Honor recipients, Veteran VIPs and Spirit Award winners at the official Women of Distinction dinner and awards ceremony.

Hall of Honor recipient Aimee Middleton, vice president of operations of the Good Samaritan Society, was invited to take part in a panel discussion including such topics as advancements in technology, workforce challenges and future-state of the industry. She will be joined on the panel by executives from Sonata Senior Living, Oakmont Management Group, American Senior Communities and Juniper Communities. The discussion will be moderated by Lois Bowers, editor with Haymarket Media.

“The needs of seniors continue to evolve, and the Good Samaritan Society is committed to providing the care and services seniors want and need, both now and in the future, including using technology and expanding access to high-quality, convenient care,” said Middleton. “I am excited to share how our partnership with Sanford Health has made us stronger as an integrated health system and is enhancing the experience of our residents and employees.”

The Good Samaritan Society has designed a digital bridge to link its electronic health record software platforms and make it easier to alert post-acute providers of forthcoming patient needs to make care transitions safer and more seamless. This technology has led to time savings of more than 800 hours for staff.

Katie Davis, senior director, long term care – Minnesota; and Desirae Toomey, administrator of home- and community-based services for Sanford Hospice – Sioux Falls, SD, are also being recognized as Rising Stars winners.

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About the Good Samaritan Society
The Good Samaritan Society is one of the largest not-for-profit providers for senior care and services in the United States with more than 200 locations in 21 states. Its services include senior living, long-term care, rehabilitation therapy, home-based services and more. For 100 years, the organization has been dedicated to sharing God’s love through the work of health, healing and comfort. Learn more about the Good Samaritan Society at 

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations and world clinics in 8 countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health’s commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at or Sanford Health News.