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Coleman named president of Good Samaritan

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CHI Health Good Samaritan announces Curt Coleman, will be the hospital’s new president starting Aug. 1. Coleman currently serves as president of critical access hospitals for Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa.


Coleman succeeds Mike Schnieders who served as president of Good Samaritan for nearly 12 years before retiring at the end of March. 

Coleman’s leadership experience includes the role of chief executive officer, Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa; vice president of Professional and Support Services, Spencer Hospital, Spencer, Iowa; and administrator of Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt in DeWitt, Iowa.

“Leading a larger hospital has always been a goal of mine,” explained Coleman. “Knowing that Good Samaritan also affords me the opportunity to build relationships with our critical access hospital neighbors makes it a great fit for me.”

Coleman is an Iowa native graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Iowa, where he also earned a master's degree in hospital and health administration.

“I was moved by the friendliness and kindness I experienced first-hand at Good Samaritan during our visit,” says Coleman. “My wife Judy, and I, know Kearney is a place we can call home for years to come.”

“We are excited to welcome Curt to Good Samaritan to help continue our mission that began almost 100 years ago,” says Kimber Bonner, vice president, Patient Care Services at Good Samaritan. “We are called to serve and it’s our honor to have him join us in ensuring advanced care is provided to our region.” 

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