McGroarty receives Leadership Profile Award

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Shore Medical Center President and CEO Ron Johnson presents 5 Stainton Manager Luanne McGroarty Shore’s Third Quarter Leadership Profile Award.

SOMERS POINT– Shore Medical Center has announced Luanne McGroarty of Linwood, nurse manager for 5 Stainton, is the recipient of the Third Quarter Leadership Profile Award.

McGroarty joined ShoreMedicalCenter in 1983 as a staff nurse. After working in the critical care, clinical education and medical/surgical departments, she became a nurse manager in 2008.

As manager, McGroarty has demonstrated an ability to build relationships and foster teamwork while encouraging innovation within her department, the hospital said in a press release.

In her leadership role, McGroarty has spearheaded several initiatives to improve patient care, including transforming care at the bedside, hourly rounding with junior volunteers, a patient and family liaison program and a get to know your caregiver program that hangs pictures of staff for patients to see.

“Luanne is caring, supportive and encouraging to her staff on 5 Stainton, as well as to those outside of her department,” said Director of Volunteer Services Lisa DiTroia, who nominated McGroarty.

“I have been fortunate to have had excellent mentors who assisted me in my transition into a management role at Shore,” McGroarty said. She also thanked her staff.

McGroarty received her BSN from WilkesCollege in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She and her husband Joe have five children ages 14 through 26.

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