PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen New Bridge is pleased to announce a new partnership with Bergen Community College (BCC). Full-time Bergen New Bridge employees may now receive a 50% discount on tuition at BCC beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.

“We are advocates for education and are committed to providing resources and strategic alliances to help further educational opportunities for staff to enhance their development and growth. This has been and continues to be a priority goal for the Medical Center”, said Deborah Visconi, President and CEO for Bergen New Bridge. “We thank President Redmond, everyone at Bergen Community College, and County Executive James J. Tedesco III, who helped make this opportunity possible,” added Visconi.  “We look forward to working together for the benefit of our staff and our communities.”

“Throughout their history, community colleges have strived to open access and provide opportunities in higher education. Our collaboration with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center represents an innovative partnership to further this mission that will extend the College’s renowned academic programs to scores of New Bridge employees seeking to earn a degree or credential and increase their economic mobility,” said Michael D. Redmond, Ph.D., President, Bergen Community College.

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“As County Executive, I could not be more pleased to see two of our County’s largest resources, Our College and our Medical Center, working together to benefit those who work and/or live in Bergen County,” said James J. Tedesco III, Bergen County Executive.

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. Founded in 1916 to treat patients with contagious diseases, the Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in New Jersey and the fourth-largest publicly-owned hospital in the nation.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a not-for-profit safety net facility, provides high-quality comprehensive services, including acute care, behavioral health care, 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. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is one of the largest medical facilities providing a continuum of care for the behavioral health community.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center offers acute medical services, including 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including digital mammography), and more than 26 medical specialties available through its Ambulatory Care Center. The Medical Center is a Veterans Choice Provider proudly serving the healthcare needs of veterans. Learn more at www.newbridgehealth.org.