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Blog: Stories and Insights

Bobbi Stilo

A Special Wedding Ceremony: Samaritan Team Helps Mom & Daughter Create Memories

Marianna wanted her mom and her mom’s support team – Samaritan Care Team- at her wedding, and so her team put together a plan to bring this to life.

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Caring For The DeFilippo’s

When Luke DeFilippo came to Samaritan #hospice care two years ago his mom Laura, and full-time caregiver, welcomed the team with open arms. In that time, her husband was diagnosed with early-onset dementia which has only increased her appreciation for Samaritan’s support. “I don’t know if you know the specialness you have in our hearts, but it’s going to be there forever.”

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Bridget Nesko’s Story: A Heart for Healthcare and a Legacy that Lives On

Bridget Nesko was the kind of nurse everyone hopes to have on their healthcare team: She would visit the critical care unit she worked at even when her shift was over. She was precise and a good communicator, often called … Continued

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Candlemaker and Samaritan Caregiver Gives Back To Samaritan

Barbara was deeply loved by all in her family – Richard, Rich, and Kirstin DeWitt – for her generosity and big heart. “She was my best friend,” shares her daughter Kirstin DeWitt. Her passing in 2019, left an indelible mark … Continued

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Samaritan Employee and Artist Hopes Art Brings Hospice Patients Peace 

Joe Boccolini has been a Samaritan employee for 18 years. He is a welcome presence and valued member of the Samaritan team. He has  decided to share his artistic talents and is featured in our Art in Healing exhibition, curated … Continued

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Volunteering Veterans Give Back

Susan Prentiss chose to volunteer for Samaritan because of the organization’s reputation. That was six years ago. “Several years earlier, my mother passed away on hospice care,” Susan explains. “That really impressed me. I decided that when I retired, I … Continued

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Daughter And Artist Brings Art of Healing to Hospice Care

The mischievous twinkle in Alden Amig’s eye was his calling card. This along with his playful attitude and kind heart made him a great volunteer to sit with hospice patients. Over 17 years, his laughter and warmth brough ease and … Continued

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Samaritan’s CHF Disease Management Program: Treating Congestive Heart Failure at Any Stage

  “Our care coordinators really focus on quality of life for every patient and ensure that they are receiving the right level care at the right time,” Dr. Goldfine says. “You can come to us at any stage in your disease … Continued

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Samaritan Celebrates Elia

  Rita Larkin’s beloved mother, Elia, had perfect lab work and vitals at 101 years young. Her family made sure she had the care and the loving company she needed every day. Then her primary care physician stopped making house … Continued

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Bringing Comfort through the Giving Dolls

Samaritan was grateful to receive 12 Giving Dolls for the Samaritan Center at Voorhees patients. Marian Mitchell, Samaritan Spiritual Support Counselor, met with Pat Uibel of The Giving Dolls volunteer group to pick up these generous donations. Pat is one of six … Continued

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