Mission, Board of Directors

Founded in 1987, GSHS Foundation's mission is to support the mission of the Good Samaritan Hospital Association: To deliver compassionate care by advancing the physical and spiritual well-being of the communities we serve through smart medicine and exceptional service.

GSHS Foundation supports GSHA's mission through fundraising campaigns and events, donor development, and by overseeing investments made on behalf of Good Samaritan Hospital Association.

Contributions may be used for:

  • Building renovations
  • Essential equipment purchases
  • Care Center/Haaland Estates resident activities
  • Staff development
  • Special projects, etc.
Board of Directors
  • Judge Michael Hurly, President
  • Lynda Childress, Vice President
  • Elizabeth Blessum, Secretary-Treasurer
  • William Griffin
  • Dr. Kathy Santjer
  • Shelley Block
  • Julie Baustad, RN
  • Patricia Paul
  • Joshua Mattson
GSHS Foundation Director is Cathy Jelsing, 701-776-5455 ext. 2149. Foundation offices are located in Heart of America Medical Center, 800 S Main Ave, Rugby, ND 58368.