Shore Auxiliary Donates $475,000 to Shore Medical Center

Millie Traa, center, of Egg Harbor Township, was recognized for 30 years of service to the auxiliary by (left) Brenda Martello, vice chairman, of Egg Harbor Township, and Heidi Angelastro, chairman, of Seaville.

 The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center marked another successful fundraising year with the presentation of a $475,000 donation to Shore Medical Center on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, NJ.

The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center is Shore’s original fundraising organization. Part of the Shore Medical Center Planned Giving and Development Department, the Auxiliary is made up of dedicated volunteers who work throughout the year on initiatives that include the hospital gift shop, thrift shops, golf tournaments and other community events. Since the Auxiliary’s inception in 1940, the Auxiliary has donated more than $12 million to Shore Medical Center.

Years of Service awards were presented to Auxiliary members, including Millie Traa of Egg Harbor Township, who received a pin for 30 years of service to the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center.

Peggy Doyle, left, of Ocean City, received the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Council on the Auxiliaries Rookie of the Year Award, presented by Shore Auxiliary chairman Heidi Angelastro, of Seaville.

Awards were also presented on behalf of the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Council on the Auxiliaries recognition program. Peggy Doyle of Ocean City received the Rookie of the Year award; Gloria McDermott of Seaville received the Catalyst of the Year award; and Patricia Crowley of Ocean City received the Recognition for Service & Dedication award.

In addition, the following Auxiliary members were installed as 2017 Executive Board Officers: Heidi Angelastro of Seaville, chairman; Brenda Martello of Egg Harbor Township, vice chairman; Delores Dengler Vitas of Petersburg, treasurer; Gloria McDermott of Seaville, recording secretary; Debra Westcott of Somers Point, corresponding secretary; and Patricia Crowley of Ocean City, membership chairman.

For information or to join the Shore Medical Center Auxiliary, call 609-653-4646

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 advanced technology harmonizes with compassionate care. Shore Medical Center attracts the area’s best physicians, nurses and clinicians, and is the first and only hospital in New Jersey and one of 86 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Designation as a Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital®. Recognized for its dedication to patient safety, Shore has received six consecutive “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score since Fall 2014. Shore Medical Center is home to six Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Spine and Orthopedic, Emergency and Maternity and Pediatric care. Shore’s affiliations include Penn Medicine, Onsite Neonatal Partners, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Advanced ICU Care, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Advanced Radiology Solutions. In addition, Shore is a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network and has physicians on staff from the Rothman Institute. In 2011, Shore opened its Pediatric Care Center, the first of its kind in New Jersey, and its state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion and Campus Expansion. The Shore Medical Center Planned Giving & Development team ( creates and implements dynamic philanthropic programs that support the mission of Shore Medical Center. For more information about Shore Medical Center, visit