Rendering of the new Emergency Dept Nurses stationBe Our Hospital’s Hero! Emergency Department Renovation Project

The Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Emergency Department Renovation Project is driven by the growing needs of our region. In this unprecedented time, our community hospital was at COVID-19 ground zero. During the pandemic, Bergen County had some of the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases. Every hospital in our area has suffered financial hardship due to the pandemic, and we are no exception. This health crisis made it clear that we needed to expand our Emergency Department to treat highly infectious diseases and still manage mental health emergencies. Given the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, we need to separate the COVID-positive patients from the patients without COVID or its symptoms and accommodate the increased volume of patients suffering from mental health and substance use epidemics fueled by the pandemic.

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Project Goal: To provide enhanced functionality and improve access to lifesaving emergency medical and mental health and substance use disorder treatment services by renovating approximately 1200 SF of existing space in the current footprint of the Emergency Department and approximately 12,000 SF of space in the Behavioral Health Division to add a new Behavioral Health Emergency Department walk-in entrance, registration area, and triage area.

We will enhance and expand our emergency capabilities to meet our diverse communities’ growing needs with your support.

The Foundation

Consisting of volunteers from many professions and walks of life, the one thing they all have in common is their commitment and concern for the patients, long term care residents and diverse communities served by Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. 

For more information about The Foundation, contact:

RoseMary Klie
Executive Director

A New Jersey 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation (Federal ID# 22-3135663)

Foundation Leadership

Deborah Visconi
President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

RoseMary Klie
Executive Director

Foundation Executive Officers

Louis Weiss – Chair
Robert Tillsley – Vice Chair
Richard Colloca
 – Treasurer
Nancy Mueller, MD – Assistant Treasurer
Donna Italiano – Secretary

Foundation Trustees

Laura Genovese Behrmann
Rob Brown
Jeffrey Carney, Esq.
John Cosgrove
Serge Dumay, MD
Tom Eastwick
Tom Favorito
Jacqueline Fitzmaurice
Nicholas Laganella II
Brent Pohlman
Anthony Paradiso
Tony Rose
Charles Wrubel

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