About us

The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.

Corporate Office

8861 75 Street, Edmonton, AB

goodsaminfo@gss.org

1-780-431-3600

Awards of Distinction

Awards are open to all Good Samaritan Employees. Nominations are encouraged from employees, residents and families starting May 3, 2021 and closing May 25, 2021.

Employee Award Categories

Each award is open to one employee across Good Samaritan.

Mission Award

The mission award recognizes an employee that best exemplifies extending Christian hospitality in a meaningful and creative way. They embody the organizations mission statement.

Criteria

This employee:

  • Demonstrates Christian values in actions and decision-making
  • Demonstrates integration of Good Samaritans identity as a faith based, not-for-profit care organization in their actions and decision making
  • Advocates for vulnerable and diverse populations
  • Fosters an inclusive approach to team and community

Nominate an employee for the mission award.

Vision Award

The vision award recognizes an employee who continually supports our vision to grow in strength, excellence and creativity in caring for others.

Criteria

This employee:

  • Seeks innovative approaches to care and accommodation excellence
  • Is actively involved in quality and safety outcomes improvement
  • Champions quality and safe care and work environments
  • Demonstrates practice excellence in their respective role

Nominate an employee for the vision award.

Healthy Relationships Award

The healthy relationships award recognizes an employee that works in supportive partnerships and opens their heart to others by affirming their goodness and potential. They make it a priority to develop and foster every relationship they are a part of.

Criteria

This employee:

  • Shows respect to others
  • Is eager to partner in shared responsibilities
  • Communicates openly and sincerely
  • Shows compassion to all
  • Upholds dignity and encourages the growth of everyone around them
  • Makes those around them feel truly part of the Good Samaritan family
  • Actively promotes the work of Good Samaritan

Nominate an employee for the healthy relationships award.

Hospitable Environments

The hospitable environments category recognizes an employee that provides safe, comfortable communities inspiring involvement, where people experience a sense of caring, belonging and purpose.

Hospitable Environments are created by:

  • Putting people first before tasks
  • Providing home-like surroundings
  • Providing safe, non-threatening environments
  • Building and maintaining community connections

Criteria

This employee:

  • Promotes safe living to residents, staff, guests and peers and continuously search for safer ways to improve the lives of those around them and share their ideas
  • Promotes home-like surroundings for residents and families
  • Develops new partnerships and engages stakeholders in an effort to improve the resident and client experience.  
  • Exemplifies teamwork and effective communication in everything they do

Nominate an employee for the hospitable environments award.

Servant Leadership Award

The servant leadership category recognizes an employee who continually demonstrate the core values of the Good Samaritan through exemplary servant leadership qualities. They lead through the giving of themselves in service to others, by acting with courage in a trustworthy and ethical manner.

Servant Leaders are

  • Accountable for all their actions
  • Demonstrate integrity
  • Are good stewards of resources
  • Serve others without self-interest

Criteria

This employee and team:

  • Leads by example and inspires leadership though action and results.
  • Demonstrates accountability for their actions and decisions.
  • Leads by managing resources in the most efficient manner and devises plans that reflect the current and future needs of those they serve.
  • Knows the resources they have been entrusted with and works towards improving services with these resources. 
  • Excels in open and honest communication with others.
  • Believes in continuous learning and assisting in the growth of others.

Nominate an employee for the servant leadership award.


Team Award Categories

  • Each award is open to one team across Good Samaritan.
  • Administrative and operational teams including interdisciplinary teams are eligible.
  • A team must consist of a minimum of 3 people.

Resident/Client Experience Award

The resident/client experience award recognizes a team that has implemented a change or made an improvement to how residents/clients and their families experience healthcare services. This team continually prioritizes all aspects of person centered healthcare service delivery to stay focused on those that we serve.  Demonstrable improvements in or positive impact on culture, quality, safety and/or financial indicators will be used to determine the recipient of this award. 

Nominate a team for the resident/client experience award.

Quality Improvement Award

The quality improvement award recognizes a team that has demonstrated a relentless focus on driving forward quality improvement.  This team is a strong advocate of quality improvement: leading, influencing, motivating and engaging others in improvement efforts with an unwavering focus on improving outcomes for resident/clients. This team has implemented a quality improvement initiative(s) focused on a single issue resulting in a measurable, positive impact within Good Samaritan.

Nominate a team for the quality improvement award.