At Shore Medical Center, kindness complements an extraordinary level of clinical sophistication. Our people are the foundation of this modern medical center where advanced technology harmonizes with compassionate care.
Shore attracts the area’s best doctors, nurses and clinicians. It is also the most favored hospital among these professionals to meet their own personal health care needs. You’ll find Centers of Excellence here for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurological, Orthopedic, Emergency and Maternity and Pediatric health care. Shore Medical Center’s long-standing affiliation with Penn Medicine provides our patients and physicians with seamless access to an extensive range world class tertiary and quaternary healthcare services.
- Shore Medical Center Lobby 360 View
The moment you walk through our doors, you'll experience a serene and healing environment, and friendly staff and volunteers who will assist you and guide you to your destination. Whether you are at Shore as a patient or a visitor, you are the center of all we do, and it is our goal to make you feel at home. We invite you to view our lobby in the 360° image below to get a sense of our healing environment and commitment to providing you with only the best.
- Mission, Vision & Values
We care for and respect all patients, their families and each other.
Through innovative thinking, strong physician partnerships and collaboration with our staff, we will work to achieve the greatest level of clinical quality by providing efficient care, exceptional customer service and fostering initiatives targeting health equity.
Put Patients & Their Families First
We go to extraordinary lengths to provide the highest quality of care for our patients and their families in a safe and compassionate environment. They are the reason we are here and the center of all we do.
We foster an environment of mutual respect and teamwork by listening to others and valuing different points of view, knowing that together we are stronger.
We relentlessly strive for excellence in every action we take. We explore innovations, exceed expectations and promote continuous learning and empowerment at all levels.
Do The Right Thing
- Health Equity
Health Equity is a priority at Shore
Consistent with our Mission to respect all patients, their families and each other, we desire to ensure equity of care for all we serve. Shore strives to create diversity, equity and inclusion for all patients, visitors, and staff.
Shore knows that all Healthcare is personal and private. It is also of the highest quality and safest when provided with universal respect for all those that enter our doors and by doing our very best to understand each person's diversity.
We abide by the New Jersey requirement for the collection of patient demographic data at the time of registration. This information helps us identify areas of opportunity so we can prevent any potential disparities of clinical or service care outcomes for our valued diverse patient population. As such, we ask that you review and respond to the four questions about Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity upon registering. We honor your choice to "decline to answer," and we will respond to your questions.
Our goal is to treat you in the manner in which you desire to be acknowledged and treated.
Thank you for trusting your care to Shore.
- Shore Financials
Providing Access to World-Class Care
Shore Medical Center is a community hospital with the advanced capabilities more commonly seen in academic medical centers. That’s just one of the reasons why several of the nation's and area's best healthcare institutions selected Shore to be affiliated with their organizations.
- Penn Cancer Center Network
- Penn Cardiology
- Penn Pulmonary Medicine
- Penn Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Penn Medicine Telestroke Program
- On Site Neonatal Partners
- St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
- Shore Physicians Group
What Does this Mean for You?
You get the best of both worlds. The hospital works seamlessly with our affiliates to provide you with the appropriate level of care in the appropriate setting. Fortunately, the vast majority of healthcare needs can be served right here by our expert medical staff and healthcare professionals. In fact, Shore Medical Center has invested millions of dollars in the latest technology and education to assure that our physicians are working with the best equipment and staff available.
- Leed Certification
Shore Medical Center's Surgical Pavilion and Campus Expansion maximize energy efficiencies, using modern “green” building materials and concepts.
These and other sustainable elements have earned the Surgical Pavilion Silver Certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
- Spirit of Shore
Exceptional clinicians, advanced technology and knowledgeable staff are all critical components of a successful healthcare organization. An important part of the healing process is the attention paid to the emotional and spiritual needs of our patients.
At Shore Medical Center, we recognize the importance of meeting patients’ individual needs. It is not just about providing an extra blanket or a few kind words. It’s about individualized attention to details and creating exceptional patient and family experiences. All of this plays an essential part in helping patients recover faster and prepare for their transition back home.
There are multiple avenues for promoting healing. Shore’s utilization of integrative therapies works in tandem with traditional healthcare services for acute pain, symptom management and stress management. Shore’s Patient Comfort Menu includes back and hand massages in addition to reflexology and Reiki treatments. The Spirit of Shore team members, many of whom hold certifications in integrative therapies, provide complimentary chair massage, Reiki, reflexology, hand massage and aromatherapy sessions for members of the community, physicians and hospital staff.
Patient and Family Advisory Counsel
Shore’s Patient Family Advisory Council was formed in July of 2010 as a way to involve patients and the community in shaping the healthcare experience at Shore. The council, made up of former Shore patients and family members, community members and volunteers, meets bi-monthly to share stories, provide valuable feedback on its members’ hospital experiences and assist our leadership in decision making by incorporating their perspectives into our organization’s philosophy and operation. Through these meetings, Shore staff members educate the council about the medical center and healthcare issues in general.
No one Dies Alone
No One Dies Alone is a volunteer program that provides companions for patients near death who do not have any family or close friends to be with them in their final hours. Volunteers sit with the patients and offer solace through meditation, music, poems or the simple gesture of a touch.
Care for the Patient Through its Spirit of Shore initiatives, Shore Medical Center offers a host of supplemental programs designed to help bring a smile to patients when they need it the most.
Care for the Patient
- Circle of Friends - This group of Shore employees and volunteers creates, collects and distributes handmade blankets, shawls and lap covers for patients in need of a little comfort.
- Pet Therapy - Volunteers are not all of the two-legged variety. Pet therapy at Shore provides an opportunity for patients to interact with one of the medical center’s trained therapy dogs.
- Activity and Book Carts - Patients and their families can take advantage of a fun distraction, whether it is a good book, a board game or a puzzle donated to Shore and distributed by one of our dedicated volunteers. Bookshelves and/or magazine racks are installed in all family waiting rooms, providing more materials for patients and their families.
- Shore Quick Facts
Shore Medical Center
Somers Point, New Jersey
- 1,500 Employees and volunteers
- More than 370 Physicians
- Accredited by the Joint Commission
- Certified by the Joint Commission with a Gold Seal of Approval as a
Primary Stroke Center
- Certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the
New Jersey Department of Health
& Senior Services
- Shore Medical Center has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® for Spine Surgery and for its Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Programs
- Member of New Jersey Hospital Association, Voluntary Hospitals of America