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Samaritan Honors Employees for Continued Dedication to the Organization’s Mission of Service & Compassionate Care

Samaritan recently honored its employees for service milestones and continued dedication to Samaritan’s mission at their 2024 Winterfest celebration – an annual event held by the organization to recognize the hard work, commitment to excellence and compassionate care given by valuable members of their team, as well as the dedicated efforts of their community volunteers.

This year, Samaritan’s President and CEO Phillip W. Heath personally recognized long-time members of the Samaritan team for milestone anniversaries and exceptional years of service to the organization. Those individuals include:


30 Years:

Susan Fisher 

During her 30 years at Samaritan, Fisher has held several roles: Lead On-call RN, After Hours Supervisor, Clinical Services Coordinator, Supervisor of the Referral Center and On-Call, Nurse Manager of On-Call and Team Manager and now Clinical Manager of Access and On-Call. Today, she manages over fifty employees comprised of three distinct teams that are vital to Samaritan’s clinical operations. Her enthusiasm, positive disposition and ambition have brought exceptional strength to Samaritan’s clinical management team.


Joanne Rosen

Rosen joined Samaritan in 1994 as its first Director of Marketing, expanding her role to Vice President of Marketing and Development and today proudly serving as Chief Marketing and Public Affairs Officer. She also serves as an advisory council member of the Global Partners in Care Foundation and is a board member of the American Heart Association’s South/Central New Jersey Regional Board of Directors. Her extraordinary leadership skills, many passions and big heart have shaped the way Samaritan has engaged with the community over the past three decades.

25 Years:

Sharine Earlie 

Earlie is an experienced Home Health Aide who prides herself on taking time with each patient to understand what they need and build lasting relationships. She consistently goes above and beyond to honor the wishes of every patient and thoroughly communicates with her team to ensure her patients’ needs are known and met. Additionally, she is known by her Samaritan colleagues for never wavering – ensuring that every patient who comes into her care receives the dignity they deserve, especially at the end of life.

20 Years:

Stephen Goldfine, MD 

Dr. Goldfine serves as Samaritan’s Physician Executive. He previously served as Chief Medical Officer for more than 20 years, where he was responsible for overseeing the care of over 11,000 patients, clients and their families annually. Dr. Goldfine continues to support Samaritan’s established Home Visit Physicians and Palliative Medical Partners programs. He has dedicated decades of work to educating healthcare professionals and the public, presenting a range of educational workshops and grounding his medical practice in active listening to create a patient-clinician connection.

“These four individuals share an exceptional wealth of compassion, kindness and a strong desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others,” said Heath. “It is an honor to acknowledge Joanne, Sue, Sharine and Stephen for each of their significant contributions to Samaritan, and for allowing us to continue providing life-enhancing care to our patients and their families.”

Additionally, Heath presented two employees with special recognition awards for their continued commitment to service and excellence:

Judy Taylor Award for Certified Home Health Aide Service Excellence – James Stewart of Bellmawr 

Stewart is a caring and compassionate “team player” – always willing to help, often picking up extra shifts and always saying “yes” to a new opportunity to help his patients. Stewart’s managers consistently state he is “an asset to our patients in the field and in our facilities.”


Bridget Flynn Nesko Excellence in Service Award – Kimberley A. Corda, RN of Newfield

Corda is an advocate for excellence in end-of-life care, committed to ensuring her patients receive the highest level of attention, regardless of where they call "home.” She continues to bring comfort to each of her patients and their families during the most difficult of times.

“Both Jim and Kim perfectly exemplify the Samaritan Difference and are true embodiments of our mission and commitment to compassionate and quality care,” said Heath. “Their willingness to go above and beyond for their patients is both admirable and inspiring. Not only have they made a difference in the lives of their patients, but they have also positively impacted our organization – supporting their fellow Samaritan colleagues, leading by example and creating a working environment that is marked by excellence, dedication and success.”

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About Samaritan:

Samaritan is a not-for-profit, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980 as one of the first hospices in the country. Samaritan is now one of the State’s leading providers of 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 wherever they call home. Samaritan also has two dedicated inpatient hospice centers in Voorhees and Mount Holly. Beyond the services covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance plans, Samaritan annually provides nearly $1M in donor-funded non-reimbursed care for patients and families in the South Jersey region. A thrift shop in Westmont also 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. For more information, visit

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