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Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Honors Joanne Rosen for 25 Years of Service

Joanne Rosen honored for 25 years of hospice serviceMarlton, N.J. – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice recently honored Joanne Rosen, vice president of marketing & public affairs, for 25 years of service to the not-for-profit hospice and palliative care organization. Rosen, a Cherry Hill resident, was recognized at this year’s Winterfest celebration, an annual event recognizing employees and volunteers for their service milestones.

“Joanne has an enthusiasm for the sacredness and quality of life that translates effortlessly to the tireless work she does for Samaritan,” said Mary Ann Boccolini, president and CEO of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. “Our organization would not be where it is today without her vision, hard work and expert guidance over the past 25 years.”

Rosen joined Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice as the sole marketing staff member in 1994. She served as director of marketing before advancing to director of marketing & development in 1999. She was appointed to her current position as vice president of marketing & public affairs in 2002. In this position, she leads the organization’s strategic marketing, communications and community education programs to support the advancement of hospice and palliative care and to increase the community’s access to Samaritan’s services.

In her tenure, Rosen has led marketing strategies including, but not limited to, the following initiatives:

  • Expansion of services into five southern N.J. counties
  • Opening of The Samaritan Center for Grief Support and The Samaritan Centers in Mount Holly and Voorhees
  • Fostering of a global partnership with Kawempe Home Care, Samaritan’s sister hospice in Uganda
  • Creation of new programs such as Palliative Medical Partners; Sukkat Shalom, a Jewish Hospice Program in collaboration with Jewish Family Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey; Via Lucis, a ministry for Catholic patients and their families; and We Honor Veterans, hospice care for veterans
  • Opening of thrift stores in Westmont and Pitman
  • Establishment of Timely Conversations, a conversation initiative to inspire the community to talk about their end-of-life wishes

“We can never thank Joanne enough for her hard work and steadfast dedication to Samaritan over the years. She has made an incredible professional and personal difference in the trajectory of our organization and we are beyond grateful to count her as part of our Samaritan family,” said Boccolini.


PHOTO CAPTION: Joanne Rosen, Vice President of Marketing & Development for Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice with Mary Ann Boccolini, President and CEO.


About Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice:

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, grief support and counseling, end-of-life education, and advocacy. Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties who are coping with the stresses of aging, serious illness or grief in their homes, assisted-living, or nursing home communities and through two inpatient hospice centers: The Samaritan Center at Mt. Holly and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. Two thrift shops, in Westmont and Pitman, support Samaritan services and programs.  Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO); the Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey; and is a four-star-level hospice in NHPCO’s We Honor Veterans program, created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For more information, visit



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