Carolyn Small: Good Samaritan Advocate and Board Member
Carolyn Small is the epitome of a life-long Good Samaritan advocate, serving as a nurse in a variety of areas, most recently in Care Management. In addition to her twenty plus years of service as an employee at Good Samaritan, she currently serves on the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board, which aims to provide philanthropic support for the mission of the hospital.
“My heart is here at Good Samaritan and has been since my nurses training”, says Small. “Good Samaritan has a Strategic Plan that is specifically designed to move our hospital forward. Each person is important to Good Samaritan and our gifts make a difference as we aspire to see this plan through the end. Giving just feels right when you believe in a cause.”
During her transition from employee to volunteer Board member, certain aspects of the change were illuminating for Small. “I have developed a better understanding of the Strategic Plan and the hospital’s goals. My experience primarily came from my employment here at Good Samaritan and from my experiences at church. I’ve grown as a person and I have learned so much. Every person’s support makes a difference. JFK said it simply, ‘One person can make a difference and all of us should try.’”
When asked about why she supports Good Samaritan, Small responds warmly, “The hospital has given us so much. In the book of Luke it says: ‘To whom much is given, much is expected.’ I encourage everyone to consider supporting the hospital as a move forward for our future, not only as employees of Good Samaritan Hospital, but as members of this community. Every little bit helps.”