Mount Laurel, NJ – Today, Samaritan marked its 40th anniversary by cutting a ribbon on its new administrative headquarters in Mount Laurel. The event featured remarks from President/CEO Mary Ann Boccolini, Board of Trustees Chair Phillip W. Heath, colleagues and leaders in the health care fields and federal, state and local elected officials. [View Event Photos]
(left) Assembly Deputy Speaker Pamela Lampitt, Congressman Andy Kim, Samaritan Board Chair Phillip Heath, Samaritan President/CEO Mary Ann Boccolini, Assemblyman Ryan Peters, and Mount Laurel Councilman Kurt Folcher.
Samaritan’s new headquarters in Mount Laurel offers a home base for more than 400 clinical providers, support personnel and a volunteer base of more than 500 individuals. The new location is also home to Samaritan’s Center for Grief Support.
Founded as one of the country’s first hospices in 1980 through a grassroots volunteer effort, Samaritan has grown over the years, now providing hospice care, palliative medicine and other essential healthcare services to improve quality of life for patients and their loved ones. The organization currently serves more than 11,000 people each year across 2,200 square miles covering five counties in South and Central New Jersey, offering care at home and in two inpatient centers in Voorhees and Mount Holly.
Samaritan’s newly announced growing continuum of care includes two physician practices – Palliative Medical Partners and HomeVisit Physicians, as well as its new Institute for Education, Research and Innovation.
“We are thrilled that we are able to be together to celebrate Samaritan’s 40th anniversary of service to the people of South Jersey and to re-dedicate our commitment to finding and offering more ways to provide life-enhancing care to the community,” said Mary Ann Boccolini, president/CEO of Samaritan. “I particularly wish to salute and applaud the work of our dedicated staff who safely and effectively found creative ways to continue to provide the very best in life-enhancing care during the pandemic. I know our patients and families join me in thanking you for making the best out of a very trying situation.”
Samaritan enjoys a collaboration with Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, has received four-star “We Honor Veterans” distinction and continues to receive high marks in caregiver satisfaction and is proudly accredited by the New Jersey Joint Commission.
“I am fortunate to serve as board chair during a year of reflection and exciting firsts,” said Phillip W. Heath, chair of Samaritan’s Board of Trustees. “Samaritan’s board, leadership team, employees and volunteers are grateful to have had the honor and privilege to touch the lives of many thousands of people over the last four decades and we have every intention of continuing to do so for thousands more who will take advantage of the Medicare Hospice Benefit that covers the costs of care.”
𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐮𝐬 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰!
Marking the occasion: (left) Assembly Deputy Speaker Pamela…
Samaritan is a not-for-profit, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, at-home primary care, grief support and counseling, advanced illness care, 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 Mount Holly and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. A thrift shop in Westmont supports Samaritan services and programs. Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation; and is a four-star hospice in the national We Honor Veterans program.