Zapata named Good Samaritan’s Caring Kind

Kearney - Paul Zapata was recently honored with the 2022 Caring Kind Award for CHI Health Good Samaritan. Recipients of the annual award go above-and-beyond to exemplify caring, compassion and service excellence shown to patients, coworkers and the community.

Zapata, who works in the hospital’s Maintenance department, was presented with the honor by Good Samaritan’s president Curt Coleman. He was selected from nominations submitted by hospital staff.

As Good Samaritan’s Caring Kind Award winner, Zapata will represent the hospital at the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) Annual Convention scheduled for later this fall. NHA has paid tribute to more than 2,000 of Nebraska’s most caring and dedicated health care workers since 1979 at the event.

The following is an excerpt from Zapata’s nomination: “Paul is amongst the kindest, most patient employees at Good Samaritan. He is diligent and thorough in his work which he does with enthusiasm and dedication. When Paul is in our department, he often gets bombarded with things we ‘haven't had a chance to enter yet.’ He is always kind and illustrates our core values. We are honored and blessed to have Paul in the Good Samaritan family.”