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Blog: Stories and Insights

A Father’s Love is Never Forgotten

Six years after his passing, Ravi Mahadevan’s legacy continues to be that of a kind man, with an irrepressible love for life. His humbleness of spirit lives on through his son Ashwin and his influence is seen through his wife, Nandini Natrajan, and her passion as a Samaritan volunteer.

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The Snyder Family in Their Kitchen Smiling

Giving Back to Honor Aiden’s Legacy

When Aiden’s cancer returned, Samaritan “saved” The Snyder Family by giving them compassionate support and – most importantly – quality time with their son.

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Mary and Peter Gullo

Mom’s Final Days Surrounded by Daughters Thanks to Hospice Care

With an advanced directive in place, Carol and Mary Beth knew what their mother would want. Mary would live out her life in comfort and peace with the help of Samaritan.

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What Volunteers Are Saying About Hospice Volunteering

Read the heartfelt submissions from our volunteers when we asked them their thoughts on volunteering for Samaritan.

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Making A Better World One Stitch at a Time

Four Samaritan volunteers use their life-long love of sewing to benefit patients and families.

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Reflections on National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. It was created to inspire and empower you to have conversations about your healthcare wishes.

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Highlighting the Essential Role of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Samaritan quickly adapted to ensure the continuation of essential services for people with advanced illness throughout the pandemic while honoring the fundamental essentials of palliative care to relieve suffering and honor the patients’ goals of care.

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Physician Answers: What is Palliative Care?

Palliative medicine is the medical specialty that honors a patient’s goals of care and supports treatment decisions. It helps relieve pain and symptoms caused by serious illness.

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Attentive Care Inspires Corporate Giving

Thanks to Christine Parker-DeLeon’s moving essay submission to Miller Transportation’s Charitable Giving Program, Samaritan receives generous donation to benefit hospice patients and their families.

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An Essential New Year’s Resolution for 2022

I encourage you to use the New Year to reflect on your healthcare wishes and the importance of advance care planning. Have conversations about it with your family – preferably now around the kitchen table, rather than later in the ICU during a crisis.

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