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Looking Back (2012): Samaritan Announces First Chief Operating Officer

To celebrate 40 years of caring for our community, we will be sharing stories and news from the past, and telling new stories that embrace the present and inspire the future. Samaritan is proud of its history and commitment to the community. We hope this look back — and look forward — inspires you to connect with your loved ones, reflect on your legacy, and know Samaritan is here for you.

This news looks back at 2012 when Samaritan appointed Marjorie Ivins as its first chief operating officer.


Marjorie Ivins headshotSeptember 2012, Marlton NJ — Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice proudly announces Marjorie Ivins RN, BSN, MS of Cherry Hill, as its first Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Ivins will oversee Samaritan clinical operations, information technology and quality and compliance.

“Marjorie is the gold standard of care,” says Mary Ann Boccolini. “She upholds exceptional leadership skills, clinical competence, business acumen and an exemplary work ethic. Her commitment and drive serve as inspiration to the Samaritan staff that she supervises and mentors.”

Ivins began her Samaritan career as a nurse in 1998 and worked her way up to leadership of a clinical operation that serves 420 patients a day over a 2,200 square-mile service area. She has been instrumental in creating and supporting Samaritan programs and services to provide education, comfort, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families coping with the end of life experience.

Margie Ivins in 2011 unveiling Samaritan’s new administrative office sign.

Ivins earned a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing from LaSalle University and a Master’s of Science in healthcare administration from St. Joseph’s University. She is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and Oncology Nursing Society/South New Jersey Chapter.

To better respond to the needs of patients, families and her staff, Ivins holds credentials as an Oncology-Certified Nurse (OCN) and a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN).

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