News & Events

Nonprofit ‘Good Sam’ builds the Roanoke Valley’s first-ever residential hospice house
September 10, 2023

Despite our myriad differences, we humans all entered this world the same way. And since civilization’s dawn, we’ve focused much of our time and energy on how to live well, and better.

Good Sam CEO on the Center for Caring under construction
July 26, 2023

Good Samaritan Hospice has embarked on a capital campaign for its in-patient Center for Caring – the first facility of its kind in the region.

Kim Shelor
June 1, 2023

“All you need is faith, family, and Good Samaritan Hospice to get you through anything,” begins Kim Shelor, who has woven Good Sam into the very fabric of her family. Her mother-in-law, Katherine Shelor, and both parents, Jack and Betty Dunn, were each cared for by our staff, and some became like family.

Good Samaritan Advanced Illness Care and Hospice Receives Top Honors
April 14, 2022

Good Samaritan, the local leader in advanced illness care, was recognized as a Hospice Honors Award Recipient at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Conference in National Harbor, Maryland in January 2022.

Meemaw and Ashley
January 27, 2022

Ashley Leonard grew up a mile and a half away from her Meemaw, Bernice Sesler. She and her brother grew up riding bikes to her house and Meemaw cooked dinner for them every Thursday.

The Wurtzburger Family
November 4, 2021

“I wish more people knew about hospice.” Linda Wurtzburger

The DeBusk Family
October 25, 2021

How does it feel to celebrate a 100th birthday? Well, according to Virginia DeBusk, “it feels just like all the other birthdays before.”

The Goodwin Family
July 16, 2021

This is a story that almost didn’t happen because, well, sometimes it’s just too hard to talk about someone you miss so fiercely. AntB is a courageous woman.

The Suggs Family
June 9, 2021

Jeffrey Suggs understands what it means to redeem time. He is also clear on how he chooses to spend it. His direction comes from deep conviction. His strength comes from a grateful heart.