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Why Choose Us: About Samaritan Hospice

Why Choose Us: About Samaritan Hospice

To Get Help

Samaritan is dedicated to providing comfort and dignity for your loved one living with serious illness from as early as the day of diagnosis through the end of life.

We’re also committed to bringing you – son, daughter, spouse, aunt, or neighbor — peace of mind as you take care of your loved one at home.

When you choose Samaritan, you’re getting help – help from a team of experts including a physician, nurse, social worker, certified home health aide, spiritual support counselor, bereavement counselor, and a volunteer.  This team answers your questions, offers counsel, helps with advance directives, provides pain and symptom relief, gives warm bed baths, and much more.

You’re not giving up on your loved one. When you call Samaritan, you’re getting help.  We’re here for you 24 hours a day/7 days a week with a dedicated on-call staff.

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.


Samaritan is the extra layer of support you need to get through this difficult time.


As soon as your team came with equipment, guidance, and supplies, a huge weight was lifted off all of us. – EM


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The Best Choice for Hospice & Palliative Care in South Jersey

According to Consumer Reports, there are key criteria in choosing a hospice.

  1. Not-for-profit status.
    Samaritan is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent, community-based organization.
  2. Twenty or more years of experience. .
    Founded in 1980. Read more about our history below.
  3. Hospice-certified nurses and doctors on staff and available 24/7.
    Samaritan nurses and doctors are certified in hospice and palliative care. We have a dedicated on-call staff.
  4. Palliative care consultants.
    Palliative Medical Partners medical specialty
  5. An inpatient unit.
    The Samaritan Centers at Mount Holly and Voorhees 


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A Rich History, Above-and-Beyond Programs & Services

Samaritan, founded in 1980 by grassroots volunteers, is South Jersey’s first – and largest – hospice organization. Almost 40 years ago in a house in Moorestown, NJ, a half dozen dedicated humanitarians convened with passion in their hearts and a hefty goal to bring comfort at the end of life to all the members of this community.

At the time Samaritan cared for 10 patients a day in Burlington County, and in the following years began to grow in service area and number of community members served.

Samaritan’s headquarters eventually moved to Marlton and its services expanded to include the Samaritan Center for Grief Support and Transitions  program. Samaritan also extended its service area to Atlantic, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties.

The organization then added complementary therapies as an integral part of its hospice care program, a specialized program for veterans, an initiative to engage in conversations about your healthcare wishes, a palliative medicine specialty practice, and two inpatient hospice centers (Mount Holly and Voorhees) to better serve the patients and families in our community.

Samaritan’s original benefactors would be proud! In fact, they’re part of Samaritan’s future as many still support the organization today through donations and volunteer service.


The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. Coretta Scott King

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Community Impact

Samaritan cares for the community and the world by offering education, support, and additional resources through the following initiatives.

Samaritan cares for more than 10,000 families each year. The not-for-profit reinvests in the South Jersey community by providing close to $1 million annually in non-reimbursed care thanks to the generosity of its donors.

Samaritan connects globally by partnering with Kawempe Home Care a community-based organization in Kampala, Uganda, to provide education, support, and resources.

Samaritan is committed to education and offers a wide range of engaging topics for community, professional and student groups through its speaker’s bureau.

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


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Samaritan is a proud members of the following organizations:

National Organizations

State Organizations

Local Organizations