Shore Names Winner of Leadership Award

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Bob Robertson, left, accepts his award from Shore Medical Center's Chief Financial Officer David Hughes. (Courtesy of Shore Medical Center)

Shore Medical Center announced that Administrative Director of Logistics Bob Robertson is the recipient of its quarterly Leadership Profile Award.

The award goes to a manager for exemplary job performance and exhibiting characteristics most valued in Shore’s leaders, the hospital said in a news release.

Robertson came to Shore in 1989 as director of budget and reimbursement, and was named administrative director of logistics in 2007. He oversees plant operations, security, nutrition services, construction, materials management, and environmental services.

He received the Leadership Profile Award in 2013 for his role in overseeing the construction of the new Surgical Pavilion.

Last year, when COVID-19 moved from a threat to pandemic levels, Robertson took the lead in making major changes to the hospital – from overseeing the conversion of patient rooms to negative pressure isolation rooms to prepare for COVID-19 patients, to making sure staff had the personal protective equipment they needed.

“From day one, Bob and the team worked nonstop to make sure we had adequate PPE, despite worldwide shortages, something that healthcare workers everywhere feared. But at Shore, thanks to Bob’s leadership, we were always well-stocked and felt confident that our healthcare heroes would be protected,” David Hughes, Shore’s chief financial officer, said in the release.

Robertson’s 30-plus years of experience in forecasting supply and demand of materials in the hospital system and his innate drive are what make him successful, Shore said.

But it’s also his love for Shore and his colleagues that keeps him going, Robertson said. Shore is more than a workplace for him – it’s like an extended family, he noted.

“I am proud to work at Shore, and especially proud to work with the great employees here,” Robertson said. “This pandemic has been challenging, to say the least. However, the effort put forth by the leadership and staff of Shore has been very impressive, and a great source of pride for us and the community. The community’s support has been awesome during this period also.”

Robertson holds a degree in accounting from the University of Scranton and lives in Vineland with his three children, Sean, James and Ellen.