PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, A Veterans Community Care Provider, debuted its participation in "Greenlight A Vet," a program created to encourage support and appreciation of veterans, during the Medical Center’s Veterans Day Breakfast and Resource Fair. 

Photo: Deb Visconi, Bergen New Bridge President and CEO was joined by James J. Tedesco, lll, Bergen County Executive; Germaine Ortiz, Chairwoman, Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Tracy Zur, Freeholder, Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders as they switched on the first green light in the Medical Center in commemoration of Veterans Day and the Medical Center’s commitment to providing care and support for all veterans.

 “While we know America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, most dedicated men and women, it becomes challenging to recognize and remember their sacrifices and service once they are out of uniform as they truly become camouflaged. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign we became aware of that strives to establish visible support for our veterans by changing one light to green,” Visconi said. “Supporting our veterans is something we take very seriously at Bergen New Bridge and we are proud to be a part of this initiative. It is our hope that the rest of our community learns about Greenlight A Vet and we soon have a sea of green as a visible remembrance and appreciation of all those who serve and have served our Country.” 

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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 Medical Center, 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. 

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is a full-service hospital with a 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 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) for 2019.  Learn more at