Original North Dakota location provides pandemic relief

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Footsteps away from where the Good Samaritan Society was founded 100 years ago, caregivers are, once again, coming from all over to serve those in need in rural North Dakota.

“I’m from Oklahoma,” Denelle Foster, LPN, says as she takes a break at Good Samaritan Society – Arthur.

Normally, Justin Jones is the administrator for Good Samaritan Society – Canton in South Dakota. He’s also helping, temporarily, in Arthur.

Relieving COVID-19 pandemic pressure on the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo is the unique mission.

Justin says his team is caring for “some of the patients from Sanford Fargo that are essentially at a step-down level. So, they don’t need to be in the hospital and the hospital needs those beds to be able to take care of anyone else that’s coming through their doors.”

“That’s when we stepped in and we put up this nursing home and got people out here and started admitting residents as of December 17.”