Marlton, NJ – Barbara Glass of Sewell, N.J. was recently honored with the 9th Annual Volunteer of the Year Award through her volunteer efforts with Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. The Volunteer of the Year Award, given by the Volunteer Center of South Jersey (VCSJ), is one of the most prestigious not-for-profit awards in the South Jersey community and provides not-for-profit organizations like Samaritan the opportunity to highlight a volunteer for outstanding contribution to the organization. The award was presented to Glass during VCSJ’s Spirit of Community celebration.
Glass, a retiree, has been a volunteer with Samaritan since 2011, visiting with patients receiving hospice and palliative care from Samaritan. Glass has also stepped up to take on the responsibility of serving as a vigil volunteer, spending time with patients and during their final hours and comforting their families.
“Visiting hospice patients can be a difficult but tremendously important task. Not everyone can do it,” says Mary Ann Boccolini, President and CEO of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. “The entire Samaritan team is lucky to be able to rely on Barbara’s strength and compassion. She brings comfort and dignity to our patients, and I cannot think of anyone else more deserving of this reward.”
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, contact Sally Cezo, Director of Volunteer Services at 856-552-3235.
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, visitwww.SamaritanNJ.org.