As crisis builds, five rural Nebraska nursing homes close
Dec 22, 2021
Staffing pressures and Medicaid reimbursement issues being felt around the nation are leading to significant closures in rural Nebraska by year’s end.
What long-term care operators are doing to comply with federal vaccination rule by first deadline
Nov 11, 2021
It’s all hands on deck as long-term care operators quickly develop implementation plans to comply with the new federal COVID-19 vaccination rule for workers with the first deadline just over three weeks...
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society elects Schema president, CEO
Nov 04, 2021
Nathan Schema has been elected the new president and CEO of the South Dakota-based Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the nation’s largest non-profit provider of senior care and services. ...
Good Samaritan CEO: Our employee vaccine mandate will attract job candidates
Jul 26, 2021
Days after announcing a systemwide COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the leader of Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society insisted the policy will ultimately help the massive skilled nursing and senior...
‘Game-changing’: Senior living giant Good Sam mandates employee COVID-19 vaccination
Jul 26, 2021
In an email to employees on Thursday, Bill Gassen, president and CEO of Good Sam parent company Sanford Health, said that requiring Good Sam and other Sanford employees to get a “game-changing vaccine”...
McKnight’s 40 for 40: David Horazdovsky
Jun 22, 2020
A sense of purpose has guided David J. Horazdovsky since he joined the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in 1978.
Opinion piece: Expand role of medical directors
Dec 03, 2019
The impact of industry medical directors remains inconsistent, and steps should be taken to further strengthen the role, say leading executives.
10,000 lakes and one less nursing home: Spotlight on a facility closure
Dec 10, 2013
Minnesota appears to be on the ball when it comes to long-term care. It regularly rates at or near the top when states are ranked on LTC services. Yet, Minnesota also is on the leading edge of a more troublesome...
How a 90-year-old eldercare organization acts like a startup
Jun 05, 2013
Organizations beginning innovation initiatives often have a few common questions: Where should the initiative be housed? How do we host brainstorming sessions? How do we begin launching initial projects?...