On Nov. 29, Chris and Andrea Monihan, of Ocean City, received Shore Medical Center’s prestigious Surgical Chairman’s Award, according to a news release.
In April 2020, during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monihans launched a lawn sign campaign to help raise funds for Shore Medical Center, showing support for healthcare workers at their nonprofit community hospital.
Dr. Leonard Galler, of the Surgical Chairman’s Award Selection Committee, said the Monihans have been “beacons of hope and support.”
“Chris and Andrea’s philanthropic support and activism in our community over recent years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowed for the continued ongoing function of Shore Medical Center and our Surgical Department,” Dr. Galler said.
He continued, “Their communitywide lawn sign campaign served as inspiration to our surgical team who worked tirelessly to care for our community. Their leadership and commitment to our hospital’s mission, our surgical team and our community are greatly appreciated. They were beacons of hope and support during trying times for our community.”
This award is presented annually to a physician, nurse, organization, administrator or community member who has gone above and beyond to support Shore’s Surgical programs.