Good Samaritan Society in Syracuse celebrated a milestone 50th year anniversary September 9 with a church service, family meal with residents, music, and a Re-dedication Ceremony.

Several officers were present from the corporate offices in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to mark the importance of the anniversary.  Vice President, Mission Integration and Senior Pastor The Reverend Greg Wilcox and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Tom Syverson were present for the Re-Dedication Ceremony along with several hundred residents, employees, family, and friends.

Good Samaritan Society Syracuse Administrator Dianna Epp said, “This year marks 50 years of caring for many individuals in our community and surrounding areas.  We have been blessed to have the opportunity to serve so many. Over the last 50 years, many things have changed, especially the way that we provide services to those in need, but one thing has not changed.  That is our commitment to providing quality care in a loving and compassionate manner. We are very fortunate to have support from our community that has allowed us to serve others.”

She continued to thank the medical team, supportive advisory board, residents, and employees for their service to the community and residents over the last 50 years.

During the re-dedication, two hymns were led by Syracuse Chaplain Sharon Carman: “Bless This House” and “Now Thank We All Our God.”  These two hymns were sung at the original dedication ceremony 50 years ago. Following the program, cake was served to all in attendance.