Shore Medical Center Names ER Nurse Daniel Wachenheim, RN, its April Guardian Angel of the Month

Shore Medical Center announced today that ER Nurse Dan Wachenheim, RN, of Bordentown, NJ, has been named its April Guardian Angel of the Month for his dedication and commitment to Shore’s patients. The  Guardian Angel program was established to enable community members to say 'thank you' to a special Shore caregiver through a donation to the medical center in their honor.

Wachenheim has been working as a nurse in Shore Medical Center’s Emergency Department for five years. He is well respected by his colleagues and patients, possesses strong communication skills and is a team player.     

Sherri Richmond, MSN, RN, director of emergency services, says, “Dan exhibits compassion and empathy with every patient encounter. He is always willing to spend extra time with his patients to provide them and their family with anything needed to assist them during their emergency department stay.”

In addition to the expert and compassionate care he provides to adult patients in the ER, Wachenheim has been instrumental in helping Shore Medical Center develop its sensory friendly Pediatric ER and inpatient unit. He is an advocate for patients with special needs and has shared his valuable experience as the parent of two children on the autism spectrum to help develop the program.  

During a recent visit to the ER, a patient and their family member met Wachenheim, and through conversation learned about Shore’s sensory friendly pediatric program and the influence he’s had. They made a Guardian Angel donation to Shore in his honor, and said: 

“My family and I have had the pleasure of meeting Dan and learning about his advocacy for individuals with sensory issues. He’s so knowledgeable and determined to knock down doors for others so they have the ability to thrive and receive the best care and compassion to support their needs. Shore is lucky to have him!”

Outside of work, Wachenheim enjoys playing golf, watching hockey, and spending time with his two sons. 

Shore Medical Center's Guardian Angel program provides an opportunity for patients and families to recognize anyone at Shore who makes a difference in their care or experience. Guardian Angels are recognized among their peers and presented with a Guardian Angel pin at Shore's annual pinning ceremony. To honor a Shore Medical Center Guardian Angel, call Shore's Planned Giving & Development Department at 609-653-3800 or visit