Samaritan honors employees for continued dedication to organization’s mission

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:

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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.

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.

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.

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. Goldfine continues to support Samaritan’s established Home Visit Physicians and Palliative Medical Partners programs.

“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.

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