RN Bob Protesto is April’s guardian angel at Shore Medical Center

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RN Bob Protesto of Somers Point is April’s guardian angel at Shore Medical Center. Courtesy of Shore Medical Center

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Shore Medical Center has recognized Registered Nurse Bob Protesto, RN, of Somers Point, as its April Guardian Angel for providing passionate and exceptional care to patients at Shore.

Shore created the Guardian Angel program to allow members of the community to say “thank you” to a special Shore caregiver through a donation to the medical center in their honor.

Kelly Duma, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Nurse Manager of Unit 5 Hayes, said, “Bob has been a dedicated member of our team for over two decades. His calm demeanor and clinical expertise are second to none. He is the true definition of a team player. The other staff know that when Bob is working, the shift will be great. »

One grateful patient said of Protesto: “Robert gave me excellent care and was very attentive to my needs. He was so pleasant, caring and efficient, which made me feel like his only patient.

Duma said Protesto constantly received compliments and accolades from the patients he cared for.

“He treats each patient with the utmost respect and courtesy. His caring spirit and genuine ability to listen sets him apart from others,” Duma said. “Patients regularly come to the unit and ask Bob to be their nurse.”


About Shore Medical Center

At Shore Medical Center, located in Somers Point, NJ, kindness complements an extraordinary level of clinical sophistication.

People are the foundation of this modern medical center where cutting-edge technology blends with compassionate, patient-centered care. Shore Medical Center attracts the region’s top doctors, nurses and clinicians and is home to six Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience, Spine and Orthopedics, Emergency and Maternity and Pediatric Care.

Shore is a member of the Penn Cancer Network and is affiliated with Penn Medicine in Cardiology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Respirology.

Shore also has partnerships with Onsite Neonatal Partners, Mayo Medical Laboratories and Advanced Radiology Solutions.

For more information about Shore Medical Center, visit www.ShoreMedicalCenter.org.

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