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Samaritan Hospice Mission and Community Impact

Samaritan Hospice Mission and Community Impact

Samaritan provides exceptional care to promote comfort, dignity, and quality of life for those living with serious illness or grief.

Samaritan Hospice Vision

Samaritan leads the advancement of palliative care and hospice through innovation, collaboration, education, and access.

Samaritan Hospice Values


Philosophy of Care

Samaritan approaches each person and family in our care with reverence for the sacredness of life, while developing and sustaining a relationship that is serving, trusting, authentic and caring.

  • We recognize the unity of life and our connectedness with each other, those we care for, our community and our world.
  • We strive to create a healing environment at all levels to restore wholeness of self, by assisting those being cared for with meeting basic human needs, while seeking to align mind, body and spirit.
  • We provide care that is both life giving and life receiving through the incorporation of the philosophy, art and science of caring.
  • We are guided by a deep sense of commitment and the ethic of human service.

–   Based on Jean Watson’s Theory of  Human Caring (2000)

Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, and Access

Samaritan is committed to honor every person’s culture, values
and wishes by respecting who they are and what matters most to them.

“I do hope others will not be afraid to ask for help. Truly you all were exactly what we needed when we were in great need. The kindness and love is what carried me during a most difficult time.”

Hospice doctor and patient

Samaritan Community Impact

Founded in 1980 by visionary volunteers, Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice and palliative care. We were the first, and still the largest, hospice organization serving South Jersey.

Samaritan reinvests in our community by providing close to $1 million annually in non-reimbursed care thanks to the generosity of our donors. Samaritan offers many charitable giving opportunities to support our mission of service.

Samaritan is a Hospice Honors recipient – voted highest level of quality of care by our family caregivers’ point of view for three consecutive years.

Samaritan opened South Jersey’s first free-standing inpatient hospice center in Voorhees in December 2016 – The Samaritan Center at Voorhees – to join our inpatient hospice center in Mount Holly.

Samaritan is the preferred palliative care provider for the Jefferson/Kennedy, Lourdes, and Virtua Health Systems, and St. John of God Community Services in Westville.

Samaritan is one of only six N.J. hospices to achieve the highest 4-star level of care in the national We Honor Veterans program committed to caring for veterans and their distinctive needs.

Samaritan’s Timely Conversations initiative encourages people to consider what matters most, now and at the end of life, by thinking about their wishes, talking with loved ones, and documenting their advance directives in tools such as Five Wishes.

Samaritan volunteer opportunities provide many ways to help make a real difference, including administrative assistance, community outreach, special events, companionship for patients, respite for family caregivers, and more.

Samaritan is committed to educating the community and offers a wide range of engaging topics for community, professional and student groups and employee wellness programs.

Samaritan is committed to diversity, inclusion, and access through staff and volunteer education, community outreach, and providing culturally sensitive care to those we serve.


To get help or to speak to a representative about why Samaritan may be the right choice for you or your loved one, please call (800) 229-8183.