Published on April 07, 2022

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Thomas Amitrano honored by the New Jersey State Nurses Association

Amitrano is one of the Diva and Don Award recipients to be recognized on April 7

Thomas Amitrano, MPA, RN, Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Thomas Amitrano, MPA, RN, Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, New Jersey’s largest hospital and a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is pleased to announce that Thomas Amitrano, MPA, RN, Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer is among 16 nurses being honored by The New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) for outstanding professional career accomplishments at its Divas and Dons Gala on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at the Pines Manor in Edison, N.J. 

“I have always wanted to be a nurse and I have been fortunate to have spent my entire professional career doing what I love and helping others,” said Amitrano. “There are no words to express my gratitude and appreciation to my colleagues for nominating me and to the New Jersey State Nurses Association for awarding me this honor.”

“Thom is a true servant leader,” said Bergen New Bridge CEO, Deb Visconi. “Throughout the pandemic he has been on the front lines, vaccinating thousands, providing education, support, care, and leadership. We are proud of him for receiving this award and thankful for all he does for our patients, long term care residents, and the communities we serve.”

Through its annual Divas and Dons in Nursing celebration, the Institute for Nursing calls attention to the outstanding achievements of accomplished New Jersey nurses. Proceeds from the event fund scholarships for nursing students and nurses who are advancing their education. The Institute also provides quality continuing education programs and grants for nurses involved in research. “The mission of the Institute for Nursing is to preserve the heritage, principles, values and practices of our health profession through the support of scholarships, education and research,” said Sandra Foley, DNP, RN, chair of the Institute for Nursing, the foundation of NJSNA. “Our goals include raising money to expand scholarship and research programs. We want to bring more nurses into the profession and continue to develop quality educational programs to keep nurses current on major advances in health care. This effort is vital to improving the quality of patient care in New Jersey.” 

For more information regarding the Don and Diva Award Celebration and recipients, visit

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