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Good Samaritan Society - Algona

412 W. Kennedy St., Algona, IA 50511
(515) 295-2414

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Good Samaritan Society - Algona

Good Samaritan Society – Algona

412 W. Kennedy St.

Algona, IA 50511


(515) 295-2414

(nursing home)



Hoenck Rehab Center

412 W. Kennedy St.

Algona, IA 50511


(515) 295-2414




Good Samaritan Society – Huskamp Haven

300 W. Riverview Dr.

Algona, IA 50511


(515) 395-3300

(assisted living)



Good Samaritan Society – VanBuren Terrace

520 S. Blackford St.

Algona, IA 50511


(515) 295-4131

(senior housing)

News & events

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(Algona, Iowa) – For Heidi Nelson, working as a certified nursing assistant at Good Samaritan Society – Algona means more than providing for a resident’s physical needs.


“It’s wiping a tear. It’s talking with them,” Heidi says. “It’s reassuring them they don’t have to be alone.”


Recently, Heidi received some extra attention for her commitment to her job.


Heidi Nelson, certified nursing assistant at Good Samaritan Society – Algona, joins Good Samaritan Society President and CEO David J. Horazdovsky (left), Reilly Sasaki, a volunteer at Good Samaritan-Society – Boise Village, and Mark Parkinson, president and CEO for AHCA/NCAL, for a photo at the convention.

She was one of four CNAs in the United States to be recognized at the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) 66th Annual Convention and Expo.


“It takes a special kind of person to be a CNA,” says Mark Parkinson, AHCA/NCAL president and CEO. “CNAs have a tireless and thankless job, but they are critical to our mission.


“They are on the front lines, interacting with, and taking care of our patients and residents, day in and day out.”


Heidi appreciates the recognition.


“We get overlooked. I’m the one who’s been there day in and day out for that person. I know the residents like I know my own kids,” she says.

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Center news

Choosing a post-acute rehabilitation services center for yourself or someone you love is a big decision, but considering these five things can help you make the right choice.


1. What is post-acute rehabilitation?

Post-acute rehab — sometimes known as rehab therapy, sub-acute or transitional care — is designed for individuals of all ages who are rehabilitating and recovering following hospitalization from elective surgery, serious injury or illness.


Post-acute rehab offers a 24-hour multi-disciplinary focus emphasizing body, mind and soul to help people recover and return home.

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Jim Andreasen

(Algona, Iowa) – Even in retirement at Good Samaritan
Society – Algona, former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Jim Andreasen continues his lifelong love for sports and exercise.


A graduate of the University of Iowa and the Iowa College of Law, he supports Hawkeye teams, as well as local high school athletes. He was one of the founders of the Algona High School Booster Club, serving several years as president, and continues to cheer for Bulldog athletics.


He might be best known these days for his commitment to his own health and well-being. At age 83, Jim moves quickly and continues to keep a regular jogging schedule. During his days on the state Supreme Court, he ran three different marathons and participated in other running events. In college, he lettered as a left-handed pitcher in Hawkeye baseball. Former teammates still call him Lefty.


Between college and law school, Jim served two years active duty in the U.S. Air Force. He then served 18 years in the reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel with 20 years of military service.


Jim served as an attorney for Hutchison, Buchanan, Andreasen and McClure in Algona from 1958 until his appointment as district judge for Iowa’s Third Judicial District in 1975. In 1987, he was appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court. He retired in 1998.

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