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Blog: Stories and Insights

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 … 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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Samaritan Team Creates Christmas Memories in July

Showing up for patients is woven into the fabric of care at Samaritan. Team members jump at the opportunity to make patients feel special. Making Christmas in July happen for Samaritan patients residing at Berlin Rehab was a pleasure. It … Continued

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Samaritan Social Worker Leaves A Fingerprint

Almost Twenty years in, Sara Miller continues to care deeply about the hearts that are placed in her care. As a Samaritan hospice social worker, she is endlessly caring. As a coworker, she is respected and trusted. Those who have … Continued

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Care At Home – Honoring Mom’s Wishes

At age 90, Mary Altopiedi was the picture of independence. After a fall and hospital visit, however, there was the discovery of dementia. Yet even that did not deter Mary’s independence. Her spirit shined through the disease; with the help … Continued

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