Good Samaritan Society Combining with Sanford

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society will combine with Sanford Health at the beginning of 2019.

Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay will be part of this combined entity and will continue serving Door County.

“This partnership will allow centers like ours to be at the forefront of health care services and technology,” said Michele Notz, administrator. “Sanford Health will help us provide the same high-quality care and services the community and our residents have come to expect, and it will allow us to explore opportunities to further improve those services.”

The greater Door County community involvement in the development and ongoing operations of Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village has been substantial. The Society and Sanford Health said they recognize the importance of continuing these traditions. Generous donors, who have made expansions and facility updates possible, will be able to continue that local support.

The first resident was admitted into Scandia Village in 1981 and the campus has steadily grown over the years, now serving more than 150 residents. Services include a 24-hour nursing care, memory care, assisted living, apartments and villa homes.

A recent $8 million capital campaign allowed for additional private rooms and a new assisted living wing.

Sanford Health is an integrated health system provider headquartered in the Dakotas. It is the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation, with 45 hospitals and 289 clinics in nine states and three countries.

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