Mission-minded staff makes a difference, says Society CEO
As the Good Samaritan Society counts down to 100 years of service, President and CEO Randy Bury is counting down to retirement. Randy became president of the Society in 2019 and will retire at the end of 2021. During his time at the helm, he’s witnessed the Society’s mission of caring for those in need at work.
“As you go from building to building at Good Samaritan, it really doesn’t seem to matter if you’re in a small rural facility in South Dakota or you’re walking the halls in Kissimmee on this great big campus. The mission of the organization, the commitment to the residents, the faith-based foundation that the company sits on, it stays consistent,” Randy says.
That consistency is shepherding the Society through the COVID-19 pandemic. Randy says COVID-19 has led to the most difficult period ever in the long-term care industry. He’s grateful for staff members showing up each day to care for residents and each other.
“I have no doubt that’s exactly what the staff and the company of Good Samaritan will do (in the future). Good Samaritan will be one of the companies that comes through this – we already have – and does well and continues to provide great service for another 100 years, at least,” Randy says.