Shore Medical Center is proud to recognize Corrie Poltorak, RN, of Ocean City as its November 2016 Guardian Angel of the Month for providing passionate and exceptional care to Shore’s patients. Shore established the Guardian Angel Program to enable patients to say thank you to a special caregiver through a donation to Shore Medical Center.
Corrie joined Shore’s Advanced Spine & Orthopedic (ASOI) and 4th Whitby units in 2012 after graduating with her nursing degree. In her role, she cares for patients recovering from back surgery, joint replacements and other surgeries and conditions.
Stacy Ross, RN-BC, BSN, manager of ASOI, says Poltorak is not only funny, friendly and extremely kind, but she’s also a vital member of the ASOI team.
“Corrie has built great relationships with all of her colleagues on the floor and many throughout the hospital as well. She takes a leadership role whenever possible, serving as our charge nurse on the unit as needed. When the hospital transitioned to a computerized system of patient order entry, she was a designated lead to educate other staff on the new system,” Ross said.
A family member of a patient Poltorak assisted recently wrote to Shore to thank her for her efforts, saying, “Corrie was extremely patient with my wife and showed her nothing but compassion and respect. She is an outstanding nurse!”
The Guardian Angel program recognizes anyone who works at Shore Medical Center and makes an impact and difference in a patient’s care. Guardian Angels are recognized amongst their peers and are presented with a special Guardian Angel pin at Shore Medical Center’s annual pinning ceremony. If you, a family member or friend would like to honor a Shore Medical Center Guardian Angel, please contact the Shore Medical Center Foundation at 609-653-3800.
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 80 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Designation as a Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital®. Recognized for its dedication to patient safety, Shore has received five 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 (www.GivetoShore.org) creates and implements dynamic philanthropic programs that support the mission of Shore Medical Center.