How Deborah Visconi Helped Turn Bergen New Bridge Into An Award-Winning Medical Center

Since Bergen New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO, Deborah Visconi, took that role in Oct. 2017, the facility has blossomed into an award-winning medical center that is acclaimed by many. In 2017, the medical center was renamed by the county as a part of their plan to transform the hospital. Also included in that plan was the introduction of a new President and CEO, who happened to be Deborah Visconi.

Prior to this plan, the hospital was not as popular and beloved as it is today. Over time, Visconi built Bergen New Bridge into a renowned medical center, helping meet the needs of all those living in Bergen County. 

On Oct. 2, 2017, during a press conference held at the unveiling of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Visconi stated her excitement to be the first President and CEO of the hospital. “What a tremendous honor and privilege to be the first chief executive officer of New Bridge Medical Center,” said Deborah Visconi, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Bridge Medical Center. “I am eager to work with the County of Bergen and our partners at Care Plus Bergen to further enhance this historic medical center and transform it into an even more vibrant contributor to Bergen County communities.  New Bridge Medical Center will continue to serve as a critical safety net for those in need, but will further expand its services to better meet the needs of all Bergen County residents. Today marks the beginning of an incredible journey and together we will transform New Bridge Medical Center into a premier health care destination for patients and families across Bergen County and New Jersey.”

Her plans to turn Bergen New Bridge Medical Center into a premier health care destination have gone perfectly, as awards flow in for the hospital in every direction. Recently, they were named a Best Hospital for Bariatric Surgery by Money Magazine and The Leapfrog Group. A new Bariatric Center was added to the hospital on May 10 in partnership with the New York Bariatric Group, and is already nationally recognized.

On May 15, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center was selected for three NJBIZ 2023 Healthcare Heroes Awards. Among those three was Deborah Visconi, being recognized for Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s transformation over the last five years.

“I’m honored to be recognized for the work we have done to transform Bergen New Bridge into a destination hospital that provides high-quality, compassionate care to all those we serve,” said Deborah Visconi, President & CEO, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. “For more than 30 years, I have dedicated myself to the healthcare industry, serving in many roles, and I am honored to have that work make a difference to the diverse communities I have and continue to serve.”

On May 16, Visconi was named to Crain’s New York Business 2023 Notable Leaders in Health Care. In 2023, there were 84 honorees selected for their contributions to their community through keeping the health care systems of those areas functional.

Visconi hasn’t been able to do it all on her own, however. That is why she has employed some of New Jersey’s finest doctors, surgeons and medical professionals to ensure that Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is providing their patients with the highest level of care. Recently, on May 23, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Gian S. Varbaro, MD, MBA was inducted into Marquis Who’s Who 2023 Registry. When being reviewed during the selection process, position, noteworthy accomplishments and prominence in the field are all taken into consideration.

Daniel Neshan is currently a senior, majoring in Digital Media at Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro, NJ. He is a student writer for Meadowlands Media, who plans to pursue his passion for journalism and broadcast media in college.