Haddonfield nurse joining Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice

The nonprofit organization, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, is welcoming Sharon Colgate of Haddonfield.

Sharon Colgate

Sharon Colgate of Haddonfield has joined Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice as a nurse practitioner for the Marlton-based not-for-profit organization.

Colgate will join four other nurse practitioners and five hospice/palliative physicians at Palliative Medical Partners — Samaritan’s medical practice. She will consult with patients on palliative care, pain and symptom management. She will also consult on follow-up care in the office, in their homes or residential facilities, in local hospitals and in Samaritan’s inpatient hospice centers.

“Samaritan was literally the catalyst to my becoming an RN,” Colgate said. “Samaritan first helped us care for my mother who died at 51 of lung cancer, and then supported us through the death of my Nana at 92.”

Colgate continues to work part-time as a nurse practitioner at Advocare Voorhees Family Medicine. Prior to joining Samaritan, she has also worked as a registered nurse at Pennsylvania Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and for Underwood Memorial Hospital.

Colgate earned a master of science degree and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

A member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurse Association, Colgate has several licenses and certifications in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.