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Testimonials of Nurses

Find out how nurses at Good Samaritan feel about living in central Nebraska and being members of the Good Samaritan nursing team:


"I think one of the appealing things (about Kearney and Good Samaritan) is that you can live in a family-friendly community, but work in a health system that is very progressive and offers tremendously diverse services. I find nurses, new graduates or experienced nurses, want to be someplace where they have opportunities—a chance to specialize and take a leadership role. GSHS offers those types of opportunities to nurses.

"I'm a prime example. I worked at bedsides in a specialty area but was then able to get into a different area—recruitment. That's not a path I would have anticipated going down, but it was presented to me because of the size of organization we have."

  Carol O'Neill-Nurse Recruiter



"Good Samaritan values the contributions of nurses in a variety of ways—technology, support nurses, benefits, education, national speakers, continuing education, mentoring and internships.

"Good Samaritan offers urban healthcare in a rural setting. It's seven minutes to work where you are caring for neighbors, friends and other community members. I think with treating people you know, there is a strong emphasis on caring and empathy and trying to get patients back in their home setting in the best possible way. We work alongside excellent practitioners, not only physicians, but quality people who are very team-focused."

  Carol Wahl, BSN, MBA, CNAA-VP Nursing



"We try to promote from within—there are many opportunities for growth."

"I think when I started my nursing career, I was focused on floor nursing. As you grow, you look for ways to improve yourself—to change the way your career's going. I gained in working with flight—that autonomy. Education was a new way to grow and change."

  Cindy Blankenship
Flight Nurse/Critical Care Nurse Educator



"I moved to Kearney in 1971 as a new grad thinking I would work at Good Samaritan Hospital for two to five years—it's 29 years later. I married and raised a family. Kearney provided a wonderful atmosphere for families.

"If I were a new grad looking for a variety of experiences in a very progressive hospital focused on quality care, this wonderful work environment is certainly a place to be considered."

  Ruth Gove, RN-4S/4C



"The medical nursing community is not content to be adequate or status quo. We exceed expectations and offer exceptional care and exceptional services.

"Great fun, great people, great community. Here, our core values are more than words."

  Sue Hunter, RN-Bed Controller



"I have been a nurse at GSH for over 10 years and the thing that most impresses me about the culture of central Nebraska and how it impacts our nursing at this hospital is the wholesome attitude of caring.  The care provided at Good Sam is not unlike the care you would expect from your neighbors.  It is not uncommon to see a nurse laughing and walking arm-in-arm with a patient at one end of the hall and another sitting hand-in-hand with a family member crying together at the other end."

  Doug Wulf, AirCare chief flight nurse