SOMERS POINT – Shore Medical Center has announced that Director of Physical Rehabilitation, Jennifer Pesce is the recipient of Shore’s Leadership Profile Award. The award goes to a manager for exemplary job performance and exhibiting characteristics most valued in its leaders.
Pesce came to Shore in 1997 as a physical therapist and was promoted to Director of Rehabilitation in 2004, overseeing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. She has built an exceptional patient care team in physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and the Balance Center.
Under Pesce’s leadership, the rehabilitation team collaborates with a variety of disciplines throughout the medical center to ensure patients receive optimal rehabilitation care and that the patient and family members are engaged in the process for a successful outcome.
Vice President of Ambulatory and Surgical Services Robin Keyack said Pesce keeps a pulse on all the latest developments across the disciplines she oversees.
“Jenn advocates for the resources necessary to augment and enhance our programs. For example, when we relocated our outpatient services to an external building, she advocated for shifting from paper charts to an outpatient electronic medical record system to optimize workflows, patient communication strategies and billing processes,” Keyack said.
Not only does Pesce ensure patients receive the best rehabilitation care possible, but she is also a compassionate and knowledgeable resource for her Shore colleagues who need rehabilitation care for themselves or their family members.
As a manager, Pesce’s staff revere her for creating a supportive environment and jumping in to help wherever needed.
Pesce lives in Egg Harbor Township with her spouse, Doris, and their children – a daughter and three sons. They are also avid dog lovers, with two dogs currently and another joining the family soon. She enjoys wood crafting and loves sharing her creations with friends and family. Pesce is currently working toward her MBA from Rutgers University.