Four Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Leaders Selected for NJBIZ 2024 Health Care Hero Awards

NJBIZ recently presented four 2024 Health Care Hero Awards to members of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center team. The award is meant to recognize those who have displayed excellence in their field, as well as promoting innovation and working to improve the quality of healthcare in New Jersey. The award winners and their respective categories from Bergen New Bridge can be found below.

Health Care Professional

Shari Gold, Senior Vice President for Regulatory Compliance & Chief Quality and Equity Officer

Doctor of the Year

Dr. Anthony Accurso, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine 

Nurse of the Year

Marianna Thaler, Director of Acute Nursing & Operating Room

Public Health Hero

Ann Marie Stoebling, Director of Community Health & Business Outreach

“When one of us receives an award in recognition of outstanding work, it shows the community that Bergen New Bridge is a trusted resource for all the care they need, when and where they need it,” said Deborah Visconi, President & CEO, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. “I am truly proud of all four of these extraordinary professionals for this achievement which reflects the high-quality, compassionate, and accessible care we provide every day.”


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, 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). It is a leading provider of COVID 19 testing, vaccinations, and therapeutics. 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