As the company grows, the mission to serve remains at the heart
Sharing the “why” behind the work of the Society of the Good Samaritan comes to the fore as the organization climbs towards 100 years of service.
“The mission to serve the lost and the lesser. “In the love of Christ, everyone is someone ‘has always been at the heart of what we do,” says Nate Schema, the Society’s vice president of operations.
Shedding light on the stories of health heroes and treasured residents is a goal for the future.
“I think our mission could be lived out more publicly than it once was,” says Schema.
Schema, from Faribault, Minnesota, came to the traditionally humble organization in 2006. After a few years of working in locations in New Mexico, where he met his wife, he returned to the Midwest. He says the Society is special because of its staff and residents.
“I am so grateful for everyone who has called the Good Samaritan Society their place of work. Their place of call. It may be an inhabitant. We have people who have been with us for over 20 years, ”says Schema.
This sense of calling played a big part in the organization’s founding in Arthur, North Dakota, in 1922.
“You can’t think of the Good Samaritan Society without thinking of the Hoeger family and what they were like in those early days. Whether it starts in Arthur’s old one-room school or what it might have looked like 30-40 years later, ”Schema explains.
“Develop our mission”
Much has changed in the care of the elderly over the years and Schema says the Company will continue to successfully adapt. Providing clinical services to Company campuses that do not have them nearby is just one of the few new ideas.
“Whether it’s increasing what we do and how we do it through virtual care. Does it bring more services to the house? Diagram says. “We can really expand our mission in ways our founders might never have imagined possible.”
do you want to make a difference? Schema says the development of future nurses and staff is a top priority.
“I’m not sure if there are many of the same-hearted opportunities that our Good Samaritan Society and Sanford Health provide to people,” Schema said.
He adds that he “looks forward to serving generations to come. I look forward to connecting with everyone on the team looking for an opportunity to serve.
Team members play an important role in their communities.
“I don’t know what the next 100 years will look like, but I’m pretty damn optimistic they’re going to be pretty exciting,” Schema said.
Schema is the new President and CEO of the Good Samaritan Society effective January 1 following the retirement of Randy Bury.
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