Program Director of Palliative Care Maureen Deely, APN-PC, of Sea Isle City, was named Shore Medical Center’s December 2017 Guardian Angel of the Month.


Shore Medical Center is proud to recognize Maureen Deely, APN-PC, program director of palliative care, as its December 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.

Deely, of Sea Isle City, came to Shore Medical Center in 2001 as a staff nurse in the emergency department, but eventually found her true calling as a certified hospice and palliative care nurse. As the champion of Shore’s Hospice and Palliative Care Programs, Deely makes it her mission to provide assistance to Shore’s sickest patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time in their lives. Her compassion and patient-centered focus have resulted in invitations to speak on a national stage. Maureen was also the recipient of the hospital’s prestigious DiOrio Award in 2015.

Shore Chief Medical Officer Jeanne Rowe, MD, says Deely is one of the most dedicated and compassionate people she knows.

“Maureen finds great reward in her work and considers it a sincere privilege to help her patients and their loved ones navigate a difficult time in their lives. We are fortunate to have someone like her in such an important role.”

Deely and her husband Kevin have seven children and 10 grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, her book club, volunteering and spending time with her family.

 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 care. Shore Medical Center attracts the area’s best physicians, nurses and clinicians, and is the first and only hospital in New Jersey and one of 86 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Designation as a Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital®. Recognized for its dedication to patient safety, Shore has received seven consecutive “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score since Fall 2014. Shore Medical Center is home to six Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Spine and Orthopedic, Emergency and Maternity and Pediatric care. Shore’s affiliations include Penn Medicine, Onsite Neonatal Partners, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Advanced Radiology Solutions. In addition, Shore is a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network and has physicians on staff from the Rothman Institute. In 2011, Shore opened its Pediatric Care Center, the first of its kind in New Jersey, and its state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion and Campus Expansion. The Shore Medical Center Planned Giving & Development team, which includes the Auxiliary, creates and implements dynamic philanthropic programs that support the mission of Shore Medical Center ( or For more information about Shore Medical Center, visit