With sadness and gratitude, we announce that CEO/Administrator Mike Duffy has announced his resignation from Good Samaritan Home. Mr. Duffy will continue to serve until the Board of Directors has selected his replacement or the end of the fiscal year on September 30th. We thank Mr. Duffy for his 29 years of dedicated service, and wish him all the best in his future endeavors!
Dear Good Samaritan Home family and friends,
As I reflect back on almost 29 years of service to The Good Samaritan Home of Quincy, I’m proud to have been a part of a very special legacy that is incorporated in our Mission Statement “Superior Christian service in a charitable community.”
So many changes have occurred that have enhanced our ability to meet our mission. From the early creation of an employee handbook and employee benefit plan, to the many expansions, renovations, addition of services, to striving daily to provide person-centered care with personalized care plans, buffet-styled dining and many unique and special activity programs for our residents. We’ve been able to modernize through computerization, technology for safety, security and resident satisfaction. We expanded the services our residents can receive from entering into Medicare Part A and B, to providing Assisted Living and Short-term Rehab. Together we’ve created Mission, Vision and Value statements, created our Long-Term Strategic Plan and continue to revise and update it. We’ve strived to secure the financial security of the Home through the establishment and funding of our Foundation. I can think of so much more that I’m proud to say that I’ve been privileged to be a part of the Home’s ability to adapt, reposition and visualize the potential of the future for those we serve.
The Home is very much a part of my extended family and I’ve poured all I have: my faith, heart and soul into the privilege I’ve had to partner alongside our Board of Directors, exceptional staff, precious residents and their families and our volunteers. I have been truly blessed by God to be in this place, in this time.
In recent months, I’ve reflected on my desires, wishes, intentions and plans for the future. I’m deeply saddened to announce to you my pending resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve until the Board has selected a replacement or until September 30th, the end of our fiscal year.
It is my most sincere hope and prayer that all who are a part of the very special place will honor, support and respect this most difficult decision and will continue to move forward with renewed energy, enthusiasm and expectations. I believe in a new and bright future ahead.
The Home will always hold a very special place in my heart. The relationships I’ve developed with the residents and their families, my gifted Supervisory team and our dedicated and compassionate staff will always be my most treasured memories.
May God Bless You All!
Michael P. Duffy