Respected Community and Business Leader Louis Weiss to Lead Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, New Jersey’s largest hospital and a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is pleased to announce that local businessman and longtime supporter Louis Weiss has been elected to serve as Chairperson for the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation.
The Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as the philanthropy arm for Bergen New Bridge. Since the hospital’s 2017 transition to a not for profit entity, the support of the Foundation has been vital. Weiss succeeds John Cosgrove, who led the Foundation since 2009.
“I am extremely grateful to John Cosgrove for his years of leadership and deeply honored to be called upon to help further efforts to move the hospital forward,” said Weiss. “As Chairperson of the Foundation, I look forward to a continued collaboration with Bergen New Bridge President and CEO Deb Visconi and our development team to raise much needed funds for critical program and facility enhancements and expansion that will greatly benefit our community for years to come.”
Among the Foundation’s ambitious goals is to raise funds for a major renovation of the hospital’s Emergency Department, to provide enhanced functionality and improve access to lifesaving emergency medical and mental health and substance use disorder treatment services to the local community.
Mr. Weiss has been involved in law enforcement for the NYPD and the Fair Lawn Police Reserve and has more than 45 years of construction-related experience. He has been closely involved with local and national government affairs, local and national trade associations, and held various positions with multiple local not for profit organizations including the Bergen County SPCA and Fair Lawn Rescue, where he was a founding member. He is currently the CEO of WFM-Project & Construction Inc. and has been a hospital Foundation Trustee for 12 years. In 2010, Weiss was instrumental in the renovations of the hospital’s auditorium, which included installing new floors, acoustical ceiling, lighting, AV equipment, doors and other aesthetical improvements to create more functional and accessible space for residents and patients.
“This is a very exciting and pivotal time of growth and expansion for the Medical Center,” said Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge. “Lou’s natural leadership ability coupled with his longstanding relationship with the hospital and tremendous business reputation throughout New Jersey will further help our Foundation to attract the philanthropic support the medical center needs.”
For more information regarding Bergen New Bridge Medical Center's Foundation, visit The Foundation's pages