Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Celebrates Nursing Excellence

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center hosted its Nursing Excellence Award Ceremony as a part of its Nurses Week observation. There were 21 award nominees around the Medical Center including the operating room, behavioral health, substance use treatment, emergency medicine, and more.

“I am proud to celebrate these incredible nurses who provide high-quality compassionate care to our patients, residents, and their loved ones,” said Deborah Visconi, President and CEO, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. “I am grateful for their dedication and professionalism, and it is an honor to recognize them at this event.”

The Medical Center also recognized long-time employee Debbie Greenip, RN, Quality Patient/Resident Safety Officer, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for inspiring her colleagues and for the positive impact she has had on countless lives.

The following nurses were recognized at the event:

  • Marianna Thaler, RN
  • Kyung Sim Kang, RN
  • Nicole Badolato, RN
  • Lurli Smith, RN
  • Michael Hinds, LPN
  • Margaret McGee, RN
  • Annelie Bautista, RN
  • Monika Khajekar, RN
  • Reena Joseph, RN
  • Louis Franco, RN
  • Jillian Close, LPN
  • Lisa Carlson-Rensvold, LPN
  • Patricia Harper, LPN
  • Don De La Pena, LPN
  • Angela Callender, LPN
  • Chita Heriveaux, RN
  • Prosper Amoah, RN
  • Victor Jerome, RN
  • Jason Sloan, RN
  • Huguenson Alexandre, RN
  • Louan Johns, RN

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 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 comprehensive services, including acute and ambulatory care, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, long-term care, 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including digital mammography). The Medical Center also has satellite offices in Bergenfield, Englewood, and Paterson. Primary care and other health and wellness services are available at the hospital’s CareRite Now centers located in select Inserra Supermarkets in Bergen County.

Bergen New Bridge is in network with all major New Jersey commercial insurance plans covering 99.91% of NJ residents and is a Veterans Community Care Provider. It is also a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Learn more at