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Blog: Stories and Insights

Using Telemedicine to Maintain Patient Care

Finding and integrating an ideal telemedicine system was already underway for the medical team at Samaritan. But the arrival of COVID-19 accelerated the need. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stephen Goldfine shares the system Samaritan has implemented, and how it’s improving and maintain patient-physician communication.

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Center for Grief Support – Unwavering Efforts Caring for Bereaved

We have all been upended with changes thanks to COVID-19. The Center for Grief Support staff have worked diligently to still meet the needs of the bereaved.

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All in the Family

Read about Joan Byrne and how the hospice care her parents and husband received from Samaritan inspired her to give back as a donor and pet therapy volunteer.

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“Hospice is nothing like I thought it was.”

Cardinals have always been deeply linked to concepts such as life and death, renewal and happiness. For Sandy Capell and her family, seeing a cardinal at the Samaritan Center at Voorhees on the day of their mom’s death gave them peace.

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Uninterrupted Services Despite Pandemic

From the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Samaritan continued to provide around-the-clock, uninterrupted services to its patients and their families.

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Hospice Care Gives Family Precious Time

Arlene’s family surrounded her and embraced the joyful moments they had during those final days together. They were able to make new memories because of the privacy, warmth, and care provided at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees.

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The Warmth of Family

Read this touching story about the importance of a warm circle of family, comfort at the end of life, and giving back to Samaritan.

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A Look Back: Clark Dingman, Samaritan’s First Executive Director

Clark Dingman, hired in 1982 as Samaritan’s first executive director, helped build the foundation of what hospice – and Samaritan – have become in the South Jersey community today.

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Memory Bears

Keepsake Bears to Remember Mom

Read this story about Catherine Skelly’s life, children, and how hospice care helped, including how one volunteer’s handmade memory bears created the perfect keepsake.

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A Symbol of Love and Connection

Thanks to generous volunteers clay hearts serve as a symbol of love and connection between family members.

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