Shore Medical Center is proud to recognize Corrie Poltorak, RN, of Ocean City as its November 2016 Guardian Angel of the Month for providing passionate and exceptional care to Shore’s patients. Shore established the Guardian Angel Program to enable patients to say thank you to a special caregiver through a donation to Shore Medical Center.
Corrie joined Shore’s Advanced Spine & Orthopedic (ASOI) and 4th Whitby units in 2012 after graduating with her nursing degree. In her role, she cares for patients recovering from back surgery, joint replacements and other surgeries and conditions.
Stacy Ross, RN-BC, BSN, manager of ASOI, says Poltorak is not only funny, friendly and extremely kind, but she’s also a vital member of the ASOI team.
“Corrie has built great relationships with all of her colleagues on the floor and many throughout the hospital as well. She takes a leadership role whenever possible, serving as our charge nurse on the unit as needed. When the hospital transitioned to a computerized system of patient order entry, she was a designated lead to educate other staff on the new system,” Ross said.
A family member of a patient Poltorak assisted recently wrote to Shore to thank her for her efforts, saying, “Corrie was extremely patient with my wife and showed her nothing but compassion and respect. She is an outstanding nurse!”
The Guardian Angel program recognizes anyone who works at Shore Medical Center and makes an impact and difference in a patient's 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.