Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Welcomes New Hospice Physician Robin S. Plumer, D.O.
Robin S. Plumer, DO, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has joined Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice as a hospice and palliative care physician. She is the fifth staff doctor at the Marlton-based not-for-profit, whose 325 employees provide a range of services for people with serious illnesses and their families.
Plumer will oversee patients’ care near the end of life, and work with their personal doctors to provide palliative services -- including pain relief and social, emotional, and spiritual support.
“Dr. Plumer is an excellent addition to our team,” said Stephen Goldfine, MD, chief medical officer at Samaritan. “Her broad healthcare experience, specialization in palliative care, and compassionate nature will benefit our patients greatly.”
Plumer recently returned to the United States after spending nine years in New Zealand, where she held a variety of positions in palliative care, emergency medicine, and sexual health. Prior to practicing in New Zealand, she worked for 25 years at Virtua and Kennedy Health systems.
Plumer completed her internship at Kennedy Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey. She is a frequent lecturer and instructor who has served on a variety of professional healthcare committees.
Plumer completed her postgraduate diploma in palliative care from the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. She received her doctorate of osteopathy from the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Stratford, New Jersey (now Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine) and a bachelor of arts, cum laude, in interdepartmental studies-neuropsychology from the University of Rochester, New York.
PICTURED: Robin S. Plumer, DO
About Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice:
Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent organization accredited by The Joint Commission, a member of the Home Care and Hospice Association of New Jersey, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s We Honor Veterans program, created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, grief support and counseling, and 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. For more information, visit www.SamaritanNJ.org.