The Good Samaritan Society announces new CEO as organization enters 100th anniversary
SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – The nation’s largest nonprofit elderly care company is headquartered in Sioux Falls and just announced a new CEO who will take over in the 100th year of the business. In tonight’s Your Money Matters, meet the next leader of the Good Samaritan Society.
“I don’t know if anyone is growing up and saying that I am going to be a nursing home administrator and that I will continue on that path. But for me, I fell in love almost instantly, ”said Nathan Schema.
Schema has spent his entire career with the Good Samaritan Society, starting as an administrator-in-training upon graduating from college.
“I always felt like it was a calling to be part of this organization,” said Schema.
From now on, he is no longer just part of this century-old organization… He will take the reins in January.
“I have the capacity to serve over 10,000 residents in 22 different states, certainly in a slightly different capacity, but I am more than humbled to be called to this new role in the Good Samaritan Society,” said Diagram.
Over 15,000 people work for the Good Samaritan Society across the country, but its head office has always been located in Sioux Falls, generating over a thousand local jobs. Filling these positions is one of Schema’s top priorities for the future of senior care at Good Sam.
“Right now, the retirement home industry is growing at an astronomical rate. I’m not worried that there are enough communities to serve them, but I’m more worried that there are enough caregivers to serve them, ”he said.
He says a national shortage of senior caregivers could have a huge impact on the future of elderly care in the country; that is why Schema’s top priority will be to inspire others to embrace its same vocation of caring for the elderly.
“I consider it my responsibility to make sure that the people are in place, the cooks, all of these people there so that we can serve our residents in the future,” Schema said. “
Schema says the organization’s integration with Sanford Health perfectly positions the Good Samaritan Society to continue to provide and improve care for the elderly for many generations to come.