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The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center Celebrates the Season With Tree of Lights Ceremony

Members of the community were invited to honor or remember family and friends with a Tree of Lights donation in support of the medical center, with each name inscribed in the Tree of Lights book on display in the hospital lobby throughout the season.

The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center held their annual Tree of Lights ceremony on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, where they recognized the medical center’s Plant Operations team for keeping patients, visitors, and staff safe and for the support they provide the Auxiliary. The Tree of Lights program enables members of the community to honor or remember family and friends with a donation in support of the medical center. (Photo credit: Shore Medical Center)

The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center celebrated the start of the holiday season on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, with its annual Tree of Lights Ceremony in the hospital’s main lobby.

Members of the community were invited to honor or remember family and friends with a Tree of Lights donation in support of the medical center, with each name inscribed in the Tree of Lights book on display in the hospital lobby throughout the season.

Each individual recognized is also represented with a light on the tree.

The Auxiliary raised $3,500 through Tree of Lights this year. Donors were invited to attend the ceremony, along with members of Shore Medical Center’s Board of Trustees and staff.

At the ceremony each year, the Auxiliary also recognizes an individual or group that best helps further the Auxiliary’s causes. This year, the Auxiliary recognized Shore Medical Center’s Plant Operations department.

“The Plant Operations team ensures the safe operation and maintenance of all building equipment and systems, but they are so much more than that,” said Brenda Martello, president of the Auxiliary. She went on to describe how they keep the hospital’s patients, visitors and staff safe through the many roles they fulfill, and how the team is always willing to lend a hand to the Auxiliary without hesitation for all of their fundraising events, gift shop and thrift shops. Members of the Plant Operations team then came up and assisted in lighting the tree.

During the event, violinist Mary Winkel played holiday songs while guests mingled and members of the Auxiliary passed out treats and snowflake ornaments.

About Shore Medical Center

At Shore Medical Center, located in Somers Point, NJ, kindness complements an extraordinary level of clinical sophistication.

People are the foundation of this modern medical center where advanced technology harmonizes with compassionate, patient-centered care.

Shore Medical Center attracts the area’s best physicians, nurses, and clinicians, and is home to six Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Spine and Orthopedic, Emergency and Maternity, and Pediatric care.

Shore is a member of the Penn Cancer Network and has affiliations with Penn Medicine in cardiology, maternal-fetal medicine, and pulmonology. Shore also has partnerships with Onsite Neonatal Partners, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Advanced Radiology Solutions.

For more information about Shore Medical Center, visit www.ShoreMedicalCenter.org.