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Blog: Stories and Insights

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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The Joy of Family

Due to COVID-19 restrictions Edilia O’Hara’s large family couldn’t be at her bedside during her stay at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. But, they, and our staff, certainly found a way to let her know they were present.

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40 Year Anniversary Marked with Accomplishments

A Special Message from President/CEO Mary Ann Boccolini This year, we celebrate 40 years of caring for the community. Over the last 4 decades, you have invited us into your homes, opened up your lives to us, and allowed us … Continued

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Easing the Strain of Serious Illness through Palliative Care

Read about how palliative care helped Bob live life to the fullest while dealing with serious illness.

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A Vietnam Veteran’s Humble Story

“I am honored to have been able to serve” said Thomas A. Richards, Vietnam War Veteran and Samaritan patient. Thomas A. Richards, or Tom, shared these words with the room during his Samaritan Honors Veterans ceremony.

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Campbell’s Soup Collector Forgoes Chemo; Chooses Hospice

“I had said all along I didn’t want to do chemo,” Betty says. “On the drive home from the doctor, I asked my daughter if I was selfish to refuse treatment. She, and my two other children, said it was up to me.”

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A Reflection: The Impact of Nurses

Celebrate the impact nurses make on the community through a personal story from Mary Ann Boccolini.

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Samaritan Golf Tournament Rescheduled

Tournament rescheduled for Monday, October 5 to help ensure the health and safety of all of our golfers, sponsors, volunteers, and employees.

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