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Why Choose Us

To Get Help

medical practitioner holding a patient's hand in comfortChoosing Samaritan is choosing comfort, support, dignity, and help.

Samaritan provides support through a team of experts including a physician, nurse, social worker, certified home health aide, spiritual support counselor, bereavement counselor, and a volunteer.  This team answers your questions, offers counsel, helps with advance directives, provides pain and symptom relief, gives warm bed baths, and much more.

Best in Caregiver Satisfaction

Samaritan has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2019 calendar year.
The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge hospice providers that consistently provide high quality service to families and caregivers of patients receiving hospice care.

You’re not giving up on your loved one.

We’re here for you 24 hours a day/7 days a week with a dedicated on-call staff.

To get help or to speak to a representative about why Samaritan may be the right choice for you or your loved one, please call (800) 229-8183.

Samaritan is the extra layer of support you need to get through this difficult time.

“As soon as your team came with equipment, guidance, and supplies, a huge weight was lifted off all of us.” – EM

Top Workplaces 2024

Samaritan is one of NJ’s 2024 Top Workplace!

Our team of compassionate experts and administrative staff make Samaritan a wonderful place to work and to receive quality care. Many healthcare workers see providing serious illness care as a calling. It is our privilege to be able to care for patients and caregivers in South Jersey.

The Best Choice for Hospice & Palliative Care in South Jersey

According to Consumer Reports, there are key criteria in choosing a hospice.

  1. Not-for-profit status.
    Samaritan is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent, community-based organization.
  2. Twenty or more years of experience. .
    Founded in 1980. Read more about our history below.
  3. Hospice-certified nurses and doctors on staff and available 24/7.
    Samaritan nurses and doctors are certified in hospice and palliative care. We have a dedicated on-call staff.
  4. Palliative care consultants.
    Palliative Medical Partners medical-specialty practice.
  5. An inpatient unit.
    The Samaritan Centers at Mount Holly and Voorhees 

Read more about what questions you should ask when choosing a hospice >> 

A Rich History, Above-and-Beyond Programs & Services

Samaritan, founded in 1980 by grassroots volunteers, is South Jersey’s first – and largest – hospice organization. Forty years ago in a house in Moorestown, NJ, a half dozen dedicated humanitarians convened with passion in their hearts and a hefty goal to bring comfort at the end of life to all the members of this community.

Read about Samaritan’s first executive director >>

At the time Samaritan cared for 10 patients a day in Burlington County, and in the following years began to grow in service area and number of community members served.

Samaritan’s headquarters eventually moved to Mount Laurel and its services expanded to include the Samaritan Center for Grief Support and Transitions  program. Samaritan also extended its service area to Atlantic, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties.

The organization then added complementary therapies as an integral part of its hospice care program, a specialized program for veterans, an initiative to engage in conversations about your healthcare wishes, a palliative medicine specialty practice, and two inpatient hospice centers (Mount Holly and Voorhees) to better serve the patients and families in our community.

In 2020, the organization moved it’s home base to Mount Laurel and further expanded its services to include primary care at home. Samaritan’s original benefactors would be proud! In fact, they’re part of Samaritan’s future as many still support the organization today through donations and volunteer service.

Community Impact

Samaritan cares for the community and the world by offering education, support, and additional resources through the following initiatives.

Samaritan cares for more than 11,000 families each year. The not-for-profit reinvests in the South Jersey community by providing close to $1 million annually in non-reimbursed care thanks to the generosity of its donors.

Samaritan connects globally by partnering with Kawempe Home Care a community-based organization in Kampala, Uganda, to provide education, support, and resources.

Samaritan is committed to education and offers a wide range of engaging topics for community, professional and student groups through its speaker’s bureau.

Samaritan is also dedicated to enhancing inclusion, diversity, and access through staff and volunteer education, community outreach, and providing culturally sensitive care to those we serve. Read more about Samaritan’s Community Impact >>

Samaritan is a proud member of the following organizations:

National Organizations

National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation
Samaritan is a proud not-for-profit member of NPHI.  NPHI members are patient, family, and community-focused hospice, palliative care, and advanced illness providers across the country made up of like-minded leaders with expertise and passion for the mission of the highest quality, person and family-centered, mission-oriented end-of-life care. Learn more >>  or (844) GET-NPHI(438-6744).

State Organizations

Local Organizations

Samaritan is a preferred partner of: