News & Events

Good Samaritan Hospice opens region’s first freestanding hospice house
June 7, 2024

A grand opening celebration was held Friday, June 7, for the Sheila S. Strauss Hospice House. It’s the region’s first freestanding hospice house.

Good Samaritan opens the region's first hospice house
June 7, 2024

Good Samaritan announced the opening of the Sheila S. Strauss Hospice House Friday morning.

Roanoke Valley’s first hospice house prepares for fall opening
June 7, 2024

Leaders at Good Samaritan have wanted to bring a freestanding, inpatient hospice service to the valley since the nonprofit’s inception in 1992. Now, 30 years later, the dream has become a reality.

Good Samaritan bringing first Hospice Care center to Roanoke
June 7, 2024

Good Samaritan hosted an opening ceremony for the region’s first freestanding hospice care center in Roanoke on Friday, June 7.

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.”