Shore Memorial is a 296 licensed-bed, nonprofit community hospital located across the bay in Somers Point. With the advanced capabilities more commonly seen in academic medical centers, the hospital offers more than 35 medical and surgical specialties, more than 350 of the region’s finest physicians, and employs more than 1,600 staff members to meet the community’s healthcare needs.
Through Shore Memorial’s affiliation with the world-renowned University of Pennsylvania Health System, area residents receive the latest in cancer, cardiac and neuroscience care. As for pediatric patients, Shore Memorial is the only hospital in New Jersey to be part of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Inpatient Network. Through this affiliation with CHOP, pediatric specialists are available on-site, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Shore Memorial.
The following is an overview of services provided at Shore Memorial. For more information, visit www.shorememorial.org.
As a member of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Network, Shore Memorial provides patients with seamless access to the clinical trials, research and treatment options of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, one of the nation’s foremost cancer centers.
Through the hospital’s affiliation with Penn Cardiac Care at Presbyterian Medical Center/University of Pennsylvania Health System, Penn physicians provide low-risk diagnostic cardiac catheterizations in Shore Memorial’s Cardiovascular Institute. The catheterizations are done as an outpatient, same-day procedure and are considered the most accurate test available for diagnosing cardiovascular disease.Neuroscience Care
The Penn Neurological Institute serves as an extension of Shore Memorial’s Neuroscience Center in the delivery of neurological care – including interdisciplinary evaluation services, advanced diagnostic testing, advanced surgical technology, specialized neurologic critical care treatment and access to the latest clinical research trials. Shore Memorial performs more neck and spine surgeries than any other hospital in South Jersey.
Shore Memorial is also accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, recognizing the hospital’s strict adherence to national standards and guidelines that help diagnose and treat stroke patients faster and with better outcomes.
Outpatient Diagnostic Testing Centers
Shore Memorial’s Outpatient Diagnostic Testing Centers – in Ocean City, Somers Point, Mays Landing and Egg Harbor Township – provide convenient outpatient testing services to meet your healthcare needs. Most major insurance plans are accepted. Walk-ins are welcome, but some exams may require an appointment. The Ocean City location at Ninth and Haven provides laboratory studies and x-ray. For more information, call (609) 391-8105.
Quick Care Center
Located adjacent to Shore Memorial’s Emergency Department, the Quick Care Center offers convenient medical care for minor injuries that aren’t full-blown emergencies but are serious enough to require medical attention. The center has eight patient care areas to treat injuries such as sprains, fractures and minor cuts. Patients can also have peace of mind knowing that the full resources of the hospital are behind them, should their injury turn out to be more serious.
Finding the right doctor can be tricky. While it’s a good idea to get a first-hand referral from a trusted source, friends and family don’t always have the detailed background information needed to make the best decision when it comes to selecting a physician. Shore Memorial’s Physician Referral Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help area residents find a doctor. This free service provides information about physicians including insurances accepted, office locations and hours, and educational backgrounds. To find a doctor, call (609) 653-4600 or visit www.shoredoctors.com.