SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - “It is a commitment that I’ve always had — thinking about the resident, putting them first, making their quality of life as best as we could,” said Rhonda Dangel, MDS nurse at Good Samaritan Society – Luther Manor who is retiring after 44 years with the organization
“I think it’s the passion. Rhonda brings a level of passion to work,” said Good Samaritan vice president of nursing and clinical services Rochelle Rindels. “You create a family environment here. You’ll hear her talk about residents, that she knows their families on a first-name basis. And co-workers — my mother worked with Rhonda. They shared an office for many years. She’s a got a passion for nursing, and for the relationships she’s built here.”
“I knew I wanted to be a nurse in grade school. [I] got married, moved to Lennox, got a job down there. I started out as a night charge nurse for nine years. [I] went to day charge nurse, and then I went to the MDS role, which I’ve been doing for probably 35 out of those years,” said Rhonda.