Good Samaritan Society hires new administrator
The Good Samaritan Society, Forest City, has hired a new administrator. Meegan Hanson began her duties Oct. 8.
Meegan is from Windom, Minn., a town the same size as Forest City. “After living in bigger cities the past couple of years, I jumped at the opportunity to move back to a smaller town, where the community is so involved and you really get the chance to know everyone. It makes the town feel so much more like home,” commented Meegan. “My goal is to get to know each staff member and resident by name. It may take me quite awhile, but this size of a facility allows me that great opportuanity.”
Meegan’s experience with the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society has been in various roles, in various states. She started as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Windom, with the idea to become a nurse. Throughout college, she realized she had the desire and the passion to be on the business side of the operation, instead of becoming a nurse and working with the clinical aspects. She had loved working as a CNA and with the company—helping the residents and their family members every day. So, she knew she had to find a role that would allow her to continue this, and that is what being an administrator entails.
After four years as a CNA, she moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., for her Administrator in Training (AIT) program. She was there for over six months, working hand in hand with her preceptor, who had been an administrator with the Good Samaritan Society for 31 years. During this time, Meegan took her boards and become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA).
She then went on to Lodi, Wis., where she was interim administrator for approximately three months. After her time in Lodi, she made the move to Forest City.
“I am truly excited to be here and continue getting to meet everyone here at the facility, as well as in the community, and to really making Forest City my home,” said Meegan.
The Good Samaritan Society will hold a Fall Open House, Friday, Nov. 2. The public is encouraged to attend and introduce themselves to Meegan Hanson. (See the ad on page 10 of this issue for more details.)