Shore Medical Center Names Bob Protesto, RN,its April Guardian Angel of the Month

April 05, 2018

Shore Medical Center is proud to recognize Bob Protesto, RN, of Somers Point, as its April 2018 Guardian Angel of the Month for providing passionate and exceptional care to Shore’s patients. The Guardian Angel Program was established to enable members of the community to say thank you to a special Shore caregiver through a donation to the medical center.

Protesto has been a nurse on Shore’s 5th Hayes unit since 2001, and is said to be one of the most experienced nurses on the unit.

Kelly Duma, RN, BSN, NE-BC, manager of 5th Hayes, describes Protesto as a true patient advocate, who always makes sure the needs and wants of his patients are met. Not only that, he’s a wealth of experience and knowledge, which he gladly shares with his colleagues.

“Bob is a leader among the staff and can always be relied upon to step up to the plate. His calm, yet efficient response to any emergency is second to none,” Duma says.

Recently, the wife of a patient Protesto cared for made a Guardian Angel donation in Protesto’s honor, and shared this about him:

“Bob was an exceptional nurse. He has such a kind and compassionate demeanor. He gave my husband great care.”

The Guardian Angel program recognizes anyone who works at Shore Medical Center and makes an impact and difference in your care. Guardian Angels are recognized amongst their peers and are presented with a special Guardian Angel pin at Shore Medical Center’s annual pinning ceremony. If you, a family member or friend would like to honor a Shore Medical Center Guardian Angel, please contact the Shore Medical Center Foundation at 609-653-3800 or