Shore Names May’s Employee of the Month

Shore Medical Center in Somers Point

For consistently delivering outstanding person-centered service and embodying Shore Medical Center’s mission, vision and values, Sara Garces-Cano, RN, of its 5 Hayes unit, was named the medical center’s May Employee of the Month.

Garces-Cano began her career at Shore in 2016 as a full-time nurse aide on 5 Hayes while simultaneously attending nursing school full-time.

Garces-Cano has proven herself to be a compassionate caregiver and exceptional member of the 5 Hayes team, Shore said in a press release.

She handles difficult patient circumstances with grace and the utmost sensitivity, while also making herself available to everyone on her team whenever her help is needed, according to the release.

Kelly Duma, Nurse Manager of the 5 Hayes unit, is extremely proud of Garces-Cano, she said.

“It has been one of the greatest joys in my career to watch Sara blossom into the extraordinary nurse she is today,” Duma said.

A resident of Somers Point, Garces-Cano loves spending her free time with friends and family and is grateful to her mother for her constant support.

About Shore Medical Center

At Shore Medical Center, located in Somers Point, 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 to earn Designation as a Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital®.

Recognized for its dedication to patient safety, Shore has received 10 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, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Advanced Radiology Solutions. For more information about Shore Medical Center, visit