Celebrates Women’s Equality Day by Furthering Healthcare Equity
(Paramus, NJ) – Bergen New Bridge Medical Center cut the ribbon for its new 3D Mammography unit on August 26, 2022, Women’s Equality Day. This unit is specially designed for patient comfort by combining special mood lighting with patented comfort compression paddles and it provides early diagnosis, more accurate detection, and fast acquisition.
“It is so fitting that the ribbon cutting for this unit was on Women’s Equality Day. While this day was created to initially celebrate the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote, it has grown to represent so much more said Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. “For us, today is about furthering our commitment to women’s healthcare equity by ensuring state-of-the-art technology is accessible to all, particularly those traditionally underserved. I am proud of my team’s dedication to our mission and grateful for the support of our County Executive and elected officials which fuels our continued growth and ever-increasing ability to provide quality care for our diverse communities.”
“This ribbon cutting is yet another example of the impressive and ongoing transformation at the County’s public hospital, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, the largest public hospital in New Jersey,” said Jim Tedesco, Bergen County Executive. “Thanks to our outstanding leadership team and critical enhancements to the Mammography Unit at Bergen New Bridge, the facility has evolved not only into a tremendous hub of healthcare, but a shining community asset and I am excited for what the future of the facility holds.”
“As a surgeon, I know the importance of life saving diagnostic technology, such as our new 3D mammography,” said Christopher Kollar, MD, Chair of Surgery at Bergen New Bridge. “It is important that all women have access to screenings because early detection makes a difference in outcomes. I am proud to be part of the amazing growth and transformation of this Medical Center.”
For more information regarding mammography appointments and Bergen New Bridge’s complete array of services, visit www.newbridgehealth.org
About Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC), a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is a 1,070-bed hospital located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ. The Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in NJ and the fourth largest, publicly-owned hospital in the nation.
Bergen New Bridge, a not-for-profit safety net facility, provides high-quality comprehensive services, including acute and ambulatory care from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and community physicians, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, 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 and is in network with all major New Jersey commercial insurance plans covering 99.91% of NJ residents.
The Medical Center is a full-service hospital with a 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including 3D mammography), and more than 26 medical specialties available through its Ambulatory Care Center. It is a leading provider of COVID 19 testing, vaccinations, and therapeutics.
Bergen New Bridge is a Veterans Community Care Provider proudly serving the healthcare needs of veterans and is a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Learn more at www.newbridgehealth.org
Photo Caption: County Executive Jim Tedesco, Commissioner Germaine Ortiz, Commissioner Chair Tracy Zur, Councilwoman MariaElena Bellinger and Bergen New Bridge President and CEO Deb Visconi