Through its Spirit of Shore initiatives, Shore Medical Center offers a host of supplemental programs designed to help bring a smile to patients when they need it the most.
Shore’s Bumper “T” Caring Clowns use laughter to brighten a patient’s day. These volunteers, each possessing the honorary degree of “funnyboneologist,” are trained in sensitivity and listening in medical center settings.
Circle of Friends
This group of Shore employees and volunteers creates, collects and distributes handmade blankets, shawls and lap covers for patients in need of a little comfort.
Volunteers are not all of the two-legged variety. Pet therapy at Shore provides an opportunity for patients to interact with one of the medical center’s trained therapy dogs.
Activity and Book Carts
Patients and their families can take advantage of a fun distraction, whether it is a good book, a board game or a puzzle donated to Shore and distributed by one of our dedicated volunteers. Bookshelves and/or magazine racks are installed in all family waiting rooms, providing more materials for patients and their families.