Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Inc. of Marlton has begun site work for a $15 million freestanding inpatient hospice facility in Voorhees, near the Virtua medical complex on Route 73, the tax-exempt organization said.

Samaritan, which had $28.7 million in revenue in 2013, according to its tax return, said the 30,000-square-foot facility with 18 private rooms would be South Jersey's only freestanding hospice center.

The organization already has an inpatient hospice center in a wing of Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly.

To help pay for the new facility, Samaritan has started the first capital campaign in its 35-year history, it said. The organization had $24 million in savings and investments at the end of 2013, according to its tax return.

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