Shore Medical Center Has Resume Performing Elective Surgeries
Shore Medical Center has resumed performing elective surgeries. Shore will take every possible measure to protect its staff and patients. Updates will be posted on this page as they become available. Shore will continue to abide by the directives of the CDC and New Jersey Department of Health as its relates to policies and procedures.
- NO VISITOR POLICY CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
- PARKING – Parking is available in the self park garage and in the parking lot across from the main entrance. The walkbridge remains closed. Access to the hospital is limited at this time, through the main entrance only. Valet parking is not available.
- All those who enter the hospital MUST WEAR A MASK and practice SOCIAL DISTANCING at a minimum of six feet.
- PUBLIC SPACES will continue to be regularly disinfected and cleaned. All questions related to procedures should be directed to your Surgeon or Surgical office.
For Additional Emergency Room Safety Measures Related to COVID-19: CLICK HERE
- COVID-19 virus infection
Dear Community Members:
There are patients being treated at Shore Medical Center, who are suspicious for COVID-19 virus infection. Shore continues to follow its informed and precautionary COVID-19 triage processes when patients present to the hospital for evaluation to mitigate the spread of the virus, protect and keep our staff safe and care for the patients and families.
Recently, one of the patients hospitalized at Shore was a confirmed positive for COVID-19 and we anticipate being informed of a second positive hospitalized patient. Both remain in respiratory isolation and are in stable condition.
Shore's focus remains safe patient care and the safety of our dedicated staff. We continue to follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and are in continuous communication with our neighboring healthcare entities to learn from each other and employ consistent strategies together. We ask that all in the community heed the call to social distance and first seek an electronic contact with your primary care provider before visiting any medical setting for symptoms unless you would otherwise seek 911 for symptoms that need urgent attention. For those seeking electronic contact with a primary care provider, Shore Physicians Group is offering telehealth visits. For phone numbers to providers, visit the Shore Physicians Group web site.
- Telehealth Available
Shore Physician Group is now accepting telehealth visits for new and current patients. Call Your SPG Provider’s Office for an appointment. For a complete list of our providers and office phone numbers, please visit https://shorephysiciansgroup.com/doctor/.
- How to Donate During COVID-19
The outpouring of support from our community during this time has been tremendous. We have received food, masks and other supplies from stores, dental offices, and from numerous members of the community. Our doctors, nurses and clinical support staff are on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19, and your donations help uplift their spirts and put a smile on their faces at a time they need it most.
We are so thankful for this generous outreach and wanted to offer some guidance:
- To donate food, masks & surgical caps* and other supplies: Please contact our Patient Experience department at 609-653-3882. We will arrange to have someone meet you at our main entrance. If someone doesn’t answer your call right away, please leave a message with what you are donating and we will return your call soon.
- To send ‘thank you’ notes and artwork to our frontline staff: Please take a photo of your art or message and email it to email@example.com. We will print it and post on a gratitude wall for our staff to enjoy!
- To donate to our COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Your financial contributions will help us in the short term and long term as we fight this battle against COVID-19. Every little bit helps! Give here: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=shoremem&id=51
*Guidelines for donating homemade masks and surgical/scrub caps:
We are currently accepting homemade masks and surgical scrub caps that are made of cloth, with elastic, and are washable.
Surgical/scrub caps will be used by our staff. Homemade masks can be used for patients who come to the hospital WITHOUT symptoms of COVID-19. Hand-sewn masks provide a layer of protection for others as it will help prevent you from spreading the virus if you have it but you are not yet showing symptoms.
They can also be worn at home or if needed when people are in public for essential needs such as groceries. They need to be kept clean and washed frequently.
Those who present to our hospital with upper respiratory symptoms such as cough or symptoms suspicious for COVID-19 infection will, along with our staff, receive and wear commercially made hospital masks as the protective barrier. We are also accepting donations of these home-made masks.
Please put them in individual Ziploc bags before dropping them off. We will arrange to have someone meet you at the entrance.