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Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Joins the Collective Medical Network™

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC), a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, has joined the Collective Medical Network as part of a statewide effort led by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) to combat the opioid epidemic.

Earlier this year, the NJHA partnered with Collective to enable care teams across the state to better monitor opioid prescriptions. The partnership gives NJHA member hospitals, including BNBMC, access to Collective and its ED-specific solution: Collective EDie™ — a real-time, risk-adjusted event notification and care collaboration application. 

“We are excited to join Collective to collaborate with other New Jersey care teams and experiment with the limitless possibility of this technology,” says Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. “In the middle of an opioid epidemic that BNBMC has played a key role in combatting with 84 medical detox beds and a continuum of care and education, there is no better time for New Jersey to start utilizing Collective for the benefit of our patients and as another tool in this critical focus.”

Collective’s technology has been proven to significantly impact the opioid epidemic. For example, the Collective Platform™was used as the technical backbone for Washington State’s “ER Is for Emergencies” initiative.  A Brookings Institution review of the program found the initiative saved $34 million in ED costs, ED visits declined by 9.9 percent, and ED opioid prescriptions decreased by 24 percent, all in the program’s first year. 

Similarly, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska, utilization of Collective combined with statewide prescribing guidelines resulted in a 61 percent reduction in opioid scripts written between 2015 and 2017 and a 47 percent reduction in opioids administered in the ED. 

Similarly, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska, utilization of Collective combined with statewide prescribing guidelines resulted in a 61 percent reduction in opioid scripts written between 2015 and 2017 and a 47 percent reduction in opioids administered in the ED. 

“Collective enables care teams to identify their most vulnerable patients as they transition across the care continuum and then easily collaborate with peer provider teams to ensure seamless hand-offs and coordination, all supported by high-value content,” says Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical. “We’re grateful to collaborate with enthusiastic facilities like Bergen New Bridge Medical Center to support the larger goal care collaboration in New Jersey, of which opioid management is an essential part.”

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Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is a 1,070 bed hospital located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 1916 to treat patients with contagious diseases, the medical center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in New Jersey and the fourth-largest publicly-owned hospital in the nation. 

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a non-for-profit safety net facility, provides high-quality comprehensive services including acute care, behavioral health care, and long-term care to the greater Bergen County community.  The Medical Center, including its Long-Term Care Division, is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is one of the largest medical facilities providing a continuum of care for the behavioral health community.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center offers acute medical services, including: 24/7 emergency department; surgical suites; physical rehabilitation; pharmacy; laboratory; radiologic services (including digital mammography) and more than 26 medical specialties available through its Ambulatory Care Center. The Medical Center is a Veterans Choice Provider proudly serving the healthcare needs of veterans. Learn more at


Collective Medical empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes by closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care. With a nationwide network engaged with every national health plan in the country, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands of providers, Collective Medical’s system-agnostic platform is trusted by care teams to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate actionable collaboration to make better care decisions and improve outcomes. Based in Salt Lake City, Collective Medical is proven to streamline transitions of care, improve coordination across diverse care teams, and reduce medically unnecessary hospital admissions. Learn more at and TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

New Bridge Medical Center CEO Deborah Visconi

Deborah Visconi Added to Becker’s Hospital Review Leaders to Know List

Becker’s Hospital Review has named New Bridge Medical Center’s President and CEO, Deborah Visconi, to its annual list of 143 women hospital and health system leaders to know.

The leaders on this prestigious list were selected based on the editorial judgment of Becker’s Hospital Review after extensive evaluation of their management and leadership skills, and thorough review of their career accomplishments.

This is a nationwide list with no shortage of candidates to select from. NBMC is very proud of Deb for her tremendous and visionary leadership and the significant accomplishments that led to her being acknowledged as a top female leader in healthcare.

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NJ Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Shereef Elnahal Visits NBMC

New Bridge Medical Center’s leadership team thanks New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Shereef Elnahal and his team for visiting with us on January 1o.

We had a robust discussion around NBMC’s ability to provide a complete continuum of care, including our innovative approach to medical marijuana.

We are looking forward to partnering with the Commissioner on public health priorities including behavioral health, substance use disorders, and maternal mortality by leveraging interoperability platforms, integrating care for behavioral health, primary care and substance use disorders that promotes care coordination throughout the state.

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NJ DOH Commissioner Visits


Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux

More than heartburn? Acid Reflux and GERD

Please join us at a FREE Lunch & Learn with 
Dustin Cummings, MD
General Surgery
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Physician at New Bridge Medical Center

Monday, December 10, 2018
New Bridge Medical Center Auditorium
Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunch and registration starts at 11:30 a.m.

Please RSVP by Thursday, December 6, 2018

Register online at

Newark Boys Chorus School

Holiday Concert at New Bridge Medical Center

Thursday, December 13, 2018
12 Noon

Musical program is 45 minutes. Please allow time to park for this free event.

The Newark Boys Chorus, often referred to as Newark’s Musical Ambassadors, has been heard on five continents, performing a diversified repertoire that includes traditional classical music, spirituals, folk music and jazz. The Chorus has performed at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, in addition to the White House. Not only does the Concert Chorus perform for entertainment, the boys also lend their voices to celebrate community events in the greater Newark area.


Get Covered NJ

Get Covered NJ

Now is the Time to Pick Health Coverage for Next Year

Choose a Health Insurance Plan that Fits Your Needs


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 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 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.

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