Good Samaritan Names New CEO

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society on Wednesday announced its new president and CEO: Nathan Schema.

“Being a part of an integrated health system now we have the ability to share data so much more seamlessly and effectively,” said Schema, mentioning a pilot program in three of its facilities, where electronic medical records (EMRs) are transferred from one part of the care continuum to another, saving direct caregivers hours of work and ensuring accuracy.

“We don’t have [medication] errors, we don’t have reconciliation errors as we transition a patient or a resident from one care setting to another,” added Schema.

“I think we have made some good progress in that area,” Bury told Skilled Nursing News Wednesday, referring to better coverage across the care continuum. “I think we’d be even further along, of course, if the pandemic hadn’t come along and diverted our attention for about 18 months.”

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