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9th Annual Behavioral Health Symposium: 2018 Clinical Update

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9th Annual Behavioral Health Symposium

A Free One-Day Nursing Education Course

2018 Clinical Update

Thursday, November 15
2018 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
New Bridge Medical Center Auditorium

Includes breakfast and lunch.

Nurses and clinical staff will learn how to incorporate current knowledge in psychiatric nursing to improve patient centered care based on evidence-based practice. Attendance in this symposium will result in 7 contact hours.

 Register Online for this Free Symposium for Nurses

New Bridge Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval Number: P232-2/18-21. This program is not receiving commercial support. Presenters have declared there is no conflict.

Eastwick Grove

Tom Eastwick Honored by New Bridge Medical Center and Its Foundation

Deborah Visconi, President and CEO, New Bridge Medical Center; Tom Eastwick, President and Founder of Eastwick College and NBMC Foundation Trustee; John Cosgrove, Chairman, NBMC Foundation plant the first tree of the new Eastwick Grove.

Tom Eastwick, President and Founder of Eastwick College and New Bridge Medical Center Foundation Trustee was honored for his years of support and philanthropy to the Medical Center, its Foundation and the community at a tree planting ceremony commemorating ‘Eastwick Grove at New Bridge Medical Center.’

“Tom has been a dedicated Trustee to the Foundation for years and has supported our mission generously and consistently,” said John Cosgrove, NMBC Foundation Chairman. “We are thankful to him for all he has done and continues to do”.

Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of New Bridge Medical Center commented, “We are very appreciative to Tom Eastwick who has been a friend to this hospital for many years. We thought it fitting to honor him during our one year anniversary events with the first tree in ‘Eastwick Grove’, a White Birch which symbolizes new beginnings and hope.”

“It is my privilege to serve as a Foundation Trustee and support this great Medical Center,” said Tom Eastwick. Thank you to John and the Foundation and Debbie and the Medical Center for this honor.”

New Bridge Medical Center Proud To Be Stigma-Free

New Bridge Medical Center Proclaimed Stigma-Free at Rededication Ceremony


(Paramus, NJ) – New Bridge Medical Center (NBMC) was honored with a proclamation from Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III, at The Medical Center’s Stigma-Free Rededication Ceremony.  The Medical Center was the first hospital in New Jersey to be declared Stigma- Free in support of the County-wide Stigma-Free initiative started in Paramus, New Jersey by Mary Ann Uzzi, who is now a board member for the Medical Center’s managing body, Care Plus, Bergen, Inc. Today’s ceremony acknowledges the ongoing commitment to the initiative under the current management and new facility name.

New Bridge Medical Center Stigma Free

“New Bridge Medical Center is committed to providing quality, compassionate, and inclusive care in a stigma free environment.  Today we rededicate ourselves to this mission and support of the Stigma-Free initiative,” said Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of New Bridge Medical Center,   “As healthcare leaders, we know the most important step toward managing any illness is seeking treatment.  We recognize a major barrier in accessing the care that truly makes a difference is often the fear of judgement, or feelings of shame, embarrassment, or guilt. Mental illness to us is no different than any other illness and we are dedicated to creating a safe environment where consumers can comfortably receive the quality care they need,” added Visconi.

“I have been a strong advocate for the Stigma-Free initiative because there is no shame in having mental illness or seeking mental health treatment,” said Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. “I applaud the ongoing commitment by the team at New Bridge Medical to the Stigma-Free Initiative. New Jersey’s largest hospital has cultivated a compassionate community where both patients and staff know that they can seek help without judgment.” 

“All of us at New Bridge Medical Center are honored to work with the Stigma-Free initiative, proud that our County Executive has been steadfast in his support of the endeavor from its onset and thankful to Mary Ann Uzzi and all those who work tirelessly as mental health advocates around our County,” said Visconi. “Today we will fly our flag but every day our doors and hearts are open to care for those who need us the most.”

 

Meet New Members of Our Medical Staff

New Bridge Medical Center Welcomes Rutgers Medical School Physicians

New Bridge Medical Center (NBMC) is proud to welcome several new physicians from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to our Ambulatory Care Center.

Madouna Hanna, DO, is a physician specializing in physiatry. Dr. Hanna earned her Bachelor of Arts at Rutgers University in Newark. She received her medical degree from the ROWAN School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at North Well Health System. She then completed her fellowship in Interventional Musculoskeletal Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Her clinical interests include all aspect of general musculoskeletal pain complaints, ultrasound guided musculoskeletal procedures, electrodiagnostic studies, and lower back epidural injections. She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Zachary Criswell, DPM, is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon. He received his undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Spanish from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, and went on to receive his DPM degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. He then went on to complete his residency in podiatric surgery at University Hospital in Newark, NJ. Next, he completed a one-year surgical fellowship through the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Santa Cruz, California, with emphasis on lower extremity sports medicine and arthroscopy. He is board qualified through the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Chitra Kodery, DO, is a primary care physician, with a specialty in sports medicine.  Dr. Kodery earned her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City.  She then completed a residency in family medicine as well as a fellowship in sports medicine at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.   She is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine.

“A priority for New Bridge Medical Center is to provide healthcare for our communities by expanding the scope of services we offer and access to the Medical Center,” said Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of New Bridge Medical Center.  “We are very excited that working with our partner, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, several new physicians have joined our outstanding medical staff in our Ambulatory Care Center. Over the next few weeks and months, we will see even more physicians join our team”. 

Lunch & Learn Women's Preventative Health at New Bridge Medical Center

Lunch & Learn: Women’s Preventative Health

Pap, BSE, HPV, BRCA, Mammo

The alphabet soup is too confusing.What do I really need to do to make sure I’m ok? If you want answers to these questions & more, please join us.

Presented by 
Naglaa Rizk, MD
Gynecology
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Provider at New Bridge Medical Center

Monday, October 22, 2018
New Bridge Medical Center
Auditorium
Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch and registration starts at 11:30 a.m.

Please RSVP by Thursday, October 18, 2018

https://womenspreventivehealth.eventbrite.com

 

Teens Speak Out

September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

A new advocacy group for teens to speak their mind, express their concerns, and talk to key stakeholders.

Join us for a panel discussion featuring Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and law enforcement representatives, government officials, physicians, clinicians, and teens on suicide awareness and prevention.

Topics Include:

  • Awareness
  • Education 
  • Perception
  • Prevention
  • Resources
  • Social Media

Keynote Speakers:

New Bridge Medical Center’s

Edward G. Hall, MD
Child Psychiatrist

Avas Shariff, MD
Resident Psychiatrist

NBMC physicians will speak on the impact social media has on adolescent suicide, provide valuable information on identifying warning signs and behaviors associated with suicide risk, and information on how caregivers can find the appropriate help for their teens.

Deborah Visconi to be honored at Project Literacy Gala

Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of New Bridge Medical Center will be the honoree of Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County’s “A New  Bridge to Literacy”, the annual gala on Friday, October 12. 2018 at the Stony Hill Inn.

Sponsorships and ads are available at read@project-literacy.org or by calling 201.301.9676

Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid

New Bridge Medical Center and Bergen County Department of Health Services are proud to present this Youth Mental Health First Aid national training program free of charge.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Auditorium
A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

  • Evidence-based interactive course
  • Teaches the signs of mental illness and substance abuse 
  • Introduces a five-step action plan to respond to a mental health crisis
  • Teaches how to initiate a referral to mental health resources

Why is Mental Health First Aid important?

  • Just like CPR, it is a vital skill that improves the well-being of our community
  • Helps to eliminate the stigma that is associated with mental illness and substance abuse
  • Promotes recovery and resiliency

“Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that can help individuals across the community to understand mental illnesses, support timely intervention, and save lives.”

Pre-Registration required by Tuesday, September 11, 2018:

Register on Eventbrite

CNA Open House

CNA Open House

Certified Nursing Assistants, Immediate Openings For Full and Part Time Positions

September 17, 2018, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

New Bridge Medical Center, Building 6, Auditorium
230 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

CNA Requirements:

  • Successful completion of an approved Certified Nurse’s Aide training course.
  • One year experience preferred, but not necessary.
  • CPR Certification from the American Heart Association.
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 

To register contact:

Human Resources, 201.967.4151

  or

apply@newbridgehealth.org

View and apply to available positions at New Bridge Medical Center

New Bridge Medical Center CEO Deborah Visconi

New Bridge Medical Center CEO Deborah Visconi Featured Speaker at the Interfaith Summit 

Interfaith Summit on the Impact of the Opioid Crisis and the Role of Spiritual Leaders

New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO, Deborah Visconi, was a featured speaker among a panel of distinguished leaders at the Interfaith Summit on the Impact of the Opioid Crisis and the Role of Spiritual Leaders.  This day-long summit, held on August 28 in New Brunswick, was co-sponsored by The New Brunswick Theological Seminary for Clergy Care and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).

“As a leader in the battle against the opioid epidemic, New Bridge Medical Center is at the forefront of offering innovative programs to those suffering from this disease and leveraging the power of partnerships through our work with the Attorney General, the Bergen County Prosecutors’ Office, Integrity House, and all our community partners,” said NBMC President and CEO Deborah Visconi. “I am honored to have been selected to speak at this important summit and provide insight on the opioid crisis from a hospital administration prospective.”