People Who Can Help
When an individual or family member is ill, it is often a stressful and confusing time. There are many people at Good Samaritan Health Systems who can help you and your family through this rough time - financially, spiritually and emotionally.
Common Questions You May Have That We Can Answer
How will I pay for this?
How long will I be off work?
Who will help me at home?
How am I going to get through this?
Who can I call to help me?
The departments listed below are here to help answer these questions. Please visit with your nurse for information about contacting them if you need them.
The Care Management Department has both registered nurses and social workers who serve as resources to patients and families.
This department can:
answer questions about insurance, including Medicare and Disability;
assist with finding financial assistance;
plan for discharge including skilled nursing care and swing bed placement;
provide information on obtaining home medical equipment;
serve as a general resource for patients and families.
You can reach the Care Management Dept. at 865-7408 or visit with your nurse for more information.
GSHS PASTORAL CARE
Good Samaritan Hospital has a Pastoral/Spiritual Care Department. One of the Chaplains will probably visit with you during your stay. If you would like to make a special request to visit with a Chaplain, please let your nurse know. There is a chapel located at Good Samaritan Hospital on Level I. You and your family are always welcome to visit.
Contacting Your Pastor/Minister/Priest
One of the services we provide is to contact your Pastor/Minister or Priest at your request. We are happy to do this but cannot do this without your permission. Please let us know if you would like this service.
Dealing with Depression
It is important for you and your family to understand the feelings you may have because of your cardiac event. Many of these feelings are a normal part of healing. The section "Coping With Heart Disease" will help you deal with these feelings. If the feelings persist or you are especially troubled while you are in the hospital, you and your family can visit with someone who can help. Please ask your doctor or nurse.
Education for a Healthier Heart
Your doctor and your cardiologist are your best sources of personal cardiac health care information. Other medical professionals, from dietitians to exercise specialists, can also help get your health on the right path.
When you get home, check with your local hospital to see what resources are available to you in your own community. Below are some educational resources Good Samaritan Hospital offers:
Cardiac Rehabilitation: Offered at Good Samaritan Hospital and through many hospitals in Nebraska, Kansas and South Dakota, cardiac rehab provides education and instruction in exercise, diet, smoking cessation, lipid management, blood pressure control, diabetes management & stress reduction as well as psychosocial screening & support.
Cardiac Support Groups: These groups are designed for patients and their families to gather and learn from medical professionals and each other. If you are from another community, contact your doctor or local hospital for information about support groups in your area.
Good Samaritan Hospital offers cardiovascular screenings and heart health assessments at various community health fairs throughout our referral region.