SOMERS POINT – Shore Medical Center announced nurse aide Lillian Mendez as its March 2017 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.

Mendez, of Egg Harbor Township, came to Shore Medical Center in 2010 as a nurse aide on its 5 Hayes unit, where she still works today, supporting the nursing team and providing patient care.

“Lillian is always smiling and willing to help anyone. There is never a task too big for her to tackle,” said Kelly Duma, the nurse manager of the 5 Hayes unit. “Her respectful and encouraging demeanor makes her an excellent role model for new nurse aides on our floor, as well, whom she helps orient to their positions.”

The Guardian Angel program recognizes anyone who works at Shore Medical Center and makes an impact and difference in care. Guardian Angels are recognized by their peers and are presented with a special Guardian Angel pin at Shore Medical Center’s annual pinning ceremony. Go to