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Mount Laurel Woman Recognized for 3,000 Volunteer Hours at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice

Marlton, NJ – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice recognized long-time volunteer Fran Shinn of Mount Laurel, NJ for 3,000 hours of volunteer time at its Winterfest celebration – an annual event that acknowledges employees and volunteers for their service milestones and dedication to the not-for-profit organization.

Fran, 83, started volunteering for Samaritan in 2005 as an administrative volunteer in the development department and lending a hand at Samaritan’s annual golf tournament. Now, she assists the volunteer department by spending a few hours each week inputting volunteer patient-visit hours into Samaritan’s database. Over the years, she has entered more than 130,000 entries!

“Fran is truly dedicated to Samaritan and our mission,” explains Sally Cezo, director of volunteer services, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. “She is a valuable asset to our organization and her time is greatly appreciated.”

Samaritan offers many ways to volunteer. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Sharon Wenner at (856) 552-3238 or swenner@SamaritanNJ.org.

 

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Fran Shinn.jpg – Fran Shinn of Mount Laurel was recognized by Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice for 3,000 hours of volunteer service to the organization. Pictured, from left: Sharon Wenner, volunteer recruiter, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice; Sally Cezo, director of volunteer services, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice; Volunteer Fran Shinn of Mount Laurel; Linda Brennan, volunteer coordinator, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice; and Andrea Kinsey, volunteer coordinator, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice.

 

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 www.SamaritanNJ.org.

 

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