Shore Medical Center Names Deborah Pestalozzi, RN, its August Guardian Angel of the Month

August 14, 2018

Shore Medical Center is proud to recognize Deborah Pestalozzi, RN, of its 4th Hayes floor as its 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.

Pestalozzi initially joined Shore Medical Center in 2007 as a night shift nurse, later transferring to day shift in 2013. She works primarily with patients who are recovering from orthopedic and spine surgeries, and stroke.

Stacy Ross, RN-BC, BSN, nurse manager of the Advanced Spine and Orthopedic Institute at Shore, says Pestalozzi is an extremely conscientious nurse. 

“Deb is honest, hardworking, a team player and a patient advocate. She is passionate about what she believes in and expresses that passion,” Ross says.

Recently a patient Pestalozzi cared for made a Grateful Patient donation in her honor, and had this to say about her:

“I have always admired the work of nurses. They have a special calling! Thank you Deborah for the wonderful care you gave me.”

A resident of Ocean City, Pestalozzi has three grown children and is expecting her first grandbaby girl, Emma. She loves to walk on the boardwalk with her dog and sidekick, Jack.

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