Shore Medical Center is proud to recognize ASOI Hospital Unit Coordinator Arpita “Pinky” Patel as the Guardian Angel for March. She began her 16-year career at SMC in Orthopedics and continued as they combined with neurology and now several years as a valued member of the ASOI team.
The grateful patient nominating Patel for the Guardian Angel recognition said, “Pinky took it upon herself to assist us and she reflects great distinction at Shore Medical Center.”
ASOI Supervisor Jessica Mankow said Patel is always there to help. “She is dependable, organized and she is often my go-to person to assist with a project on the unit,” said Mankow. “I know if I give Pinky a job it will get done and it will be done well.”
Her willingness to be helpful to the families of patients is another reason Patel stands out, according to Mankow. “She is always going that extra mile to be sure she has done all she can to assist whoever comes to the nurses station with a question or a need.”
Her co-workers agreed, as one said, “Whether it is to assist with a computer or copier problem or to find you that obscure phone number you need to reach a doctor, she is reliable and an excellent resource for our staff and also for the HUC’s throughout the hospital."
A resident of Egg Harbor Township, Patel and her husband have four children and enjoy travel and family time together.