Shore Medical Center recognized registered nurse Bob Protesto, of Somers Point, as its April Guardian Angel for providing passionate and exceptional care to Shore’s patients.
Shore established the Guardian Angel program to enable community members to say “Thank you” to a special Shore caregiver through a donation to the medical center in their honor.
Kelly Duma, nurse manager of the 5 Hayes Unit, said, “Bob has been a devoted member of our team for more than two decades. His calm demeanor and clinical expertise is second to none. He is the true definition of a team player. Fellow staff members know that when Bob is working, the shift will be great.”
A grateful patient said of Protesto, “Robert provided me great care and was so attentive to my needs. He was so pleasant, caring and efficient, which made me feel as though I was his only patient.”
Duma said Protesto consistently receives compliments and kudos from patients he cares for.
“He treats every patient with the utmost respect and courtesy. His kind spirit and true ability to listen separates him from others,” said Duma. “Patients regularly come to the unit and request Bob to be their nurse.”