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NBMC Community Connection Town Forum


Community Connection Town Forum

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 • 7 p.m.

A chance for community partners to meet with NBMC leadership to learn more about the many changes, new programs, mission and vision of the Medical Center.

New Bridge Medical Center, Auditorium
230 East Ridgewood Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652

Refreshments will be served.
For more information or questions,

RSVP by November 20

Register Online

GoBeyond! Recovery Flyer

Go Beyond! Recovery

November 7, 2018 • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

New Bridge Medical Center is hosting the program Go Beyond! Recovery  the creation of New Jersey resident Charlie Mills. Charlie is an ICF accredited life coach, former Substance Abuse therapist, teacher, world-traveled musician, advocate, and active member of 12 Step Recovery for over 3 decades.

New Bridge Medical Center Auditorium
230 East Ridgewood Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652

Refreshments will be served.
For more information or questions, email

Register online 

RSVP by November 6.

Learn more about Go Beyond! Recovery.

Opioid Crisis

Healthcare Leaders Address the Opioid Crisis

Presented by The American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey (ACHENJ)

Thursday, Nov 29th, 5:30-8:15 pm
New Bridge Medical Center
230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

Dinner will be served.


5:30pm – 6:30pm: Dinner and networking

6:30pm – 8pm: Panel discussion

8pm – 8:15pm: Question and answer

Register Online


Dr. Mary Ditri (moderator)
Director, Professional Practice
New Jersey Hospital Association

Michael Litterer
Director, Prevention and Recovery
RWJBarnabas Health

Dr. Adelaide Viguri
Medical Director, Emergency Medicine Pain Management
NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island Hospital

Deborah D. Visconi
President and Chief Executive Officer
New Bridge Medical Center

Dr. Matthew J. Warner
Chair, Emergency Department
Inspira Health Network

9th Annual Behavioral Health Symposium: 2018 Clinical Update

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.

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
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Provider at New Bridge Medical Center

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

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

Please RSVP by Thursday, October 18, 2018


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 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.
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


View and apply to available positions at New Bridge Medical Center

Bridging the Pond Stigma-Free

Stigma-Free Bridging the Pond

UK First Responder Inspired by Bergen County Initiative

Media Invited To Attend 

A two part program designed to share best practices while providing tips on building resiliency and a culture of mental health for first responders.

Friday, August 31, 2018
8:00 a.m. • First Responder Breakfast
11:00 a.m. • Stigma-Free Roundtable & Luncheon

230 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

Donnalee Corrieri at

(PARAMUS, NJ – July 19, 2018) – First responders and stigma-free members are invited to attend “Stigma-Free Bridging the Pond”, a two part program is being at New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus on Friday, August 31. In an effort to officially bring the Stigma-Free initiative to the United Kingdom, the day’s events will start with a First Responder Breakfast from 8 a.m.-10 a.m., and conclude with a Stigma-Free Roundtable and Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

This event was inspired by international visitor, Dan Farnworth. Farnworth is a Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship Winner, a member of England’s Emergency Medical Service and a leader in “Our Blue Light”,a charity organization in England and Wales that aims to improve the mental health, well-being and working life of Emergency & Essential Services including: Police, Fire, Ambulance, Search & Rescue, Prison Service and the National Health Services. After discovering the abundance of resources available through the Stigma-Free Initiative–he decided to take action to strengthen the fight against stigma across the pond by studying the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone as a “best practice” in mental health.

“The theme of the day is ‘Stigma-Free Bridging the Pond,” explained Cynthia Chazen, Mental Health Editor and producer ofthe NJ Stigma-Free Newsletter. “It speaks to this amazing international opportunity, but also what we are doing in our communities – creating bridges that help to connect individuals to support that they need.”

In addition to exploring the UK advocacy efforts of “Our Blue Light” with Farnworth, the First Responder Breakfast will include remarks from James J. Tedesco III, County Executive of Bergen, and leader in the Stigma-Free Initiative.

The County Executive was not only integral in bringing this initiative to Paramus five years ago,” commented Mary Ann Uzzi, Paramus Stigma-Free founder and community mental health advocate. “He also committed to making all of Bergen County a stigma-free zone, and we have seen the effect of that promise. Without his support and passionate advocacy, the ripples of our efforts never would have made it across the pond!”  

The morning will also feature an overview of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, offered by Dr. Maria G Masciandaro, PsyD. Maria is a psychologist who specializes in the effects of trauma, and works with the Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Association Program to train therapists who help first responders across the country. EMDR utilizes protocols geared for individuals or groups these specialized clinicians help to build resilience and foster post traumatic growth.

The second part of the day features a luncheon with roundtable discussions, meant for stigma-free leaders to come together to share their ideas, successes and challenges that they have faced in bringing the Stigma-Free Initiative to fruition. The purpose of this portion of the day is to brainstorm and provide insight on the best way to implement the initiative in the United Kingdom.

“We are thrilled to have Dan travel from the UK to share best practices,” said Uzzi. “We thank Care Plus NJ, Inc., and New Bridge Medical Center, both resources have been instrumental in the Stigma-Free Initiate since inception and continue to support us through events like this and so much more.”

This forum is sponsored by the Paramus Stigma-Free Task Force, in collaboration with New Bridge Medical Center and Care Plus NJ, Inc., also in celebration of the five year anniversary of the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone.

Organizations and individuals who are interested attending the event can contact Donnalee Corrieri at for more information and to register.

For press information contact:

Donnalee Corrieri