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Now is the Time to Pick Health Coverage for Next Year

Choose a Health Insurance Plan that Fits Your Needs

FAQs

When can I enroll?

This year’s Open Enrollment Period runs for six weeks, from November 1 through December 15. It is the only time during the year when you can enroll in coverage, unless you experience a major life event (such as having a baby, moving, or losing or changing jobs) that qualifies you for special enrollment OR if you’re eligible for the state’s NJ FamilyCare program, in which you can enroll year-round.

How much will insurance cost and can I really afford it?

This year, health plan rates are down in New Jersey. And you might receive financial help to lower the cost of your plan. Last year, about 8 out of 10 New Jersey residents purchasing on the Marketplace received a tax credit to pay for their plan. Plans and prices change every year, so it’s important to check out your options to ensure you find the plan that fits your needs and your budget.

Is financial assistance available to help lower the cost of my plan?

Last year, nearly 200,000 New Jerseyans got a tax credit to help pay for their plan. In New Jersey, a family of four earning up to about $100,400 a year and an individual earning up to about $48,560 a year can qualify. In fact, last year the average individual saved $442 a month with a tax credit. Visit GetCovered.NJ.gov to learn more.

Is there still a requirement to have health insurance in New Jersey?

Yes. New Jersey is committed to making sure health insurance is available and affordable to all residents. To help with this, the state has kept in place a requirement for New Jersey residents to have health coverage or make a shared responsibility payment. Making sure all residents have health coverage helps ensure there are more health plans available for consumers to pick from, that premiums remain affordable, and that comprehensive coverage is available for all who need it – including people with pre- existing conditions. Any funds from this penalty collected by the state are dedicated to reducing the cost of health insurance for individuals. Through New Jersey’s efforts to stabilize our insurance market, we’ve seen a nearly 10 percent drop in health insurance premiums this year alone.

I want to protect my family — I’m ready to enroll in coverage but still have questions. Where can I find help?

Free help is available to find a health insurance plan that’s right for you. You can find a trained assister in your community at GetCovered.NJ.gov or call 877-9-NAVIG8 (877-962-8448) to talk about your health insurance options and get help enrolling.

Meet Our Newest Medical Staff

New Bridge Medical Center Welcomes More Rutgers Medical School Physicians

New Bridge Medical Center (NBMC) is pleased to announce several new physicians from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School are now available to see patients in the NBMC Ambulatory Care Center.

Mina Le, MD, graduated with honors from Harvard College and earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School.  She completed a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Minnesota followed by a fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is board-certified in otolaryngology.

Arshia Abbasi, MD, earned her Bachelor’s degree from St. Peter’s University and Master’s degree from Rutgers University in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She was accepted at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she stayed for her Internship/Residency in Internal Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board in Internal Medicine and also has Nephrology board certification.

Joseph B. Oliver, MD, MPH, earned his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Oliver trained in General Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, during which time he also completed a Master’s in Public Health at Rutgers School of Public Health. He is an attending physician in the NBMC general surgery department, in the division of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

“Providing enhanced access tohealth care for our communities by expanding the depth and breadth of services we offer at New Bridge Medical Center continues to be a priority for us,” said Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of New Bridge Medical Center.  “Many new physicians have joined our outstanding medical staff in the NBMC Ambulatory Care Center and we are excited to continue to welcome more physicians from our partner, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.” 

“Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is excited to build upon the excellent quality of care at New Bridge Medical Center as several NJMS physicians begin seeing patients in the Ambulatory Care Center” said Justin Sambol, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at NJMS and Treasurer of the Care Plus Bergen Board of Trustees. “This partnership provides the perfect opportunity for us to serve the patients of Bergen County and beyond.”

Veterans Appreciation Lunch

Please Join Us for a Luncheon in Your Honor

Monday, November 12, 2018 • 12 Noon

New Bridge Medical Center, Auditorium
230 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, New Jersey 07652

With grateful appreciation for Veterans who sacrificed themselves and their families to serve our Country.

Featuring Mina Le, MD “Risk Factors and Screening for Head and Neck Cancers”
Dr. Le is an otolaryngologist from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is fellowship-trained in head and neck oncologic surgery from Memorial Sloan Kettering. She treats a wide range of ear, nose, and throat pathology and is available to see patients at the NBMC Ambulatory Care Center.

Free Flu Vaccines Provided

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RSVP by November 10

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,
email rklie@newbridgehealth.org

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 rklie@newbridgehealth.org

Register online 

RSVP by November 6.

Learn more about Go Beyond! Recovery.

Thomas Sullivan, Chairman, Board of Bergen County Chosen Freeholders; Deborah Visconi, President and CEO, New Bridge Medical Center; James J. Tedesco, lll, Bergen County Executive

New Bridge Medical Center CEO Deborah Visconi Honored by Project Literacy

(left to right) Thomas Sullivan, Chairman, Board of Bergen County Chosen Freeholders; Deborah Visconi, President and CEO, New Bridge Medical Center; James J. Tedesco, lll, Bergen County Executive

New Bridge Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Visconi was honored at the 15thannual fundraising gala hosted by Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County, Friday, October 12 at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack.

“The relationship between literacy and health is complex,” said Christopher C. Stout, Executive Director for Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County.  “Literacy impacts health knowledge, health status and access to health services. Health Literacy in the U.S. reflects what health systems and professionals do to make health information and services understandable and actionable, added Stout. “Deborah Visconi, as the leader of the largest hospital in New Jersey and a health care professional who understands the essential link between literacy and positive health outcomes, was a natural choice as one of our gala’s honorees.  We look forward to working with her and New Bridge to continue raising awareness and helping our community.”

“To be recognized by Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County is truly a crowning moment for me,” said Visconi. “I am thankful for the opportunity to work with an organization whose mission is to provide, support and promote the expansion of adult literacy in Bergen County. We know there is a critical need to address literacy in our County and our Country and we also know that low literacy rates impact healthcare costs by $106 billion and upwards to $236 billion each year,” she added.  “It is imperative that healthcare leaders do all they can to support literacy efforts so that those who seek our care can truly best benefit from it.  If a consumer cannot read a consent form, or a medicine bottle, or follow a written after care plan, they have less of a chance of a positive health outcome.”

“Deborah Visconi leads New Jersey’s largest hospital with compassion, as it serves the most vulnerable people in our community. She sees firsthand the power of literacy and understands that reading is essential to positive outcomes in all aspects of life, including health and wellness,” said James J. Tedesco, lll, Bergen County Executive. “I am proud to join Project Literacy in recognizing Deborah Visconi for her leadership and commitment to empowering patients, caregivers, and staff through programming that supports literacy and education.”

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.

AGENDA:

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

6:30pm – 8pm: Panel discussion

8pm – 8:15pm: Question and answer

Register Online

FEATURING:

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

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”.