Samaritan is taking steps to protect patients, families, staff, and community from the Coronavirus. Find out more.

(800) 229-8183   available 24/7
grandmother in hospice and granddaughter embracing one another

Blog: Stories and Insights

Should Children Attend Funerals?

We are often asked the question, should children attend funerals when someone close to them dies?   While there is not an easy answer to this question, we hope the following information and considerations will be helpful to you.   Adults often … Continued

Read More

Threshold Choir Bring Music to Samaritan Patients

The Threshold Choir sings at the thresholds of life in over 200 communities around the world, bringing songs of comfort with their words and music. Now, the South Jersey Threshold Choir has volunteered to share their songs with Samaritan patients … Continued

Read More

Navigating Grief and the Winter Holidays – Finding Your Way

Bodhi Day, Sukkot, Diwali, Mawlid al-Nabi, Dia de los Muertos, Hanukkah, Christmas. This is a short list of some of the major religious holidays celebrated during the last 3 months of the year. There are also important cultural holidays that … Continued

Read More

Hospice: The Gift of Comfort

Even though she battled kidney cancer on and off for 25 years, Tara Smith’s mother, Charlotte, was still feisty at 89, spending her days driving, dancing, and enjoying life. But in early 2021, Charlotte underwent a difficult surgery. When her … Continued

Read More
Phillip W. Heath, a black man with grey hair and grey mustache. Samaritan logo to the right.

A Message From Phillip W. Heath – Samaritan President and CEO 

  Greetings, I am Phillip W. Heath, and I now have the privilege of serving as Samaritan’s President and Chief Executive Officer. While new to my role, I have been committed to Samaritan since 2018, as a Trustee and Board … Continued

Read More

Terry Sheerin – A Gift of Hope

Read about Terry Sheerin’s Samaritan Palliative Medical experience and how you can support palliative services in South Jersey.

Read More

Mary Ann’s Goodbye

Mary Ann Boccolini reflects on 25 years of service at Samaritan.

Read More

What Does It Mean to Be in Palliative Care?

As there is generally some confusion around what palliative care means, learn more about what it means to start palliative care and how it differs from hospice care.

Read More

After Years of Pain, Finding Relief with Palliative Medical Care

“Samaritan is one of the lights; it’s the humanity. Samaritan reminds you that there are some good and kind people out there,” said Ann.

Read More

Turning Shadows into Lights through Community Service

Enjoy this touch story about Russ Brown’s family and friends making more than 500 clay hearts for Samaritan in memory of his beloved son and wife.

Read More