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Psychiatry Residency Program 2018 Graduation


New Bridge Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program Holds Graduation Ceremony

New Bridge Medical Center’s Psychiatry Residency Program held its annual graduation ceremony at the Medical Center on Friday, June 22, 2018.  Sheema Imran, MD;  Muhammad Navaid Iqbal, MD; Muhammad Khan, MD; Imran Qureshi, MD; Sarah Sheikh, MD and Joseph Siragusa, MD all graduated from four years of residency training. Tarek Aly, MD and Naeema Hassan, MD graduated from three years of residency training.

“New Bridge Medical Center is proud to participate in the training of our future leaders in Psychiatry. It is our hope that the excellent and well -rounded learning experiences at our hospital has prepared our graduates to provide high quality healthcare as they move forward in their careers,” said Kristine Pendy, Chief Clinical Officer for Behavioral Health Services at New Bridge Medical Center.  “We congratulate our graduates and wish them success in the future endeavors!”

New Bridge Medical Center’s Psychiatry Residency Program is one of the largest and most well respected in the area. It is designed to give the residents clinical experience in adult, geriatric, addiction, and child psychiatry as well as to provide sound theoretical and clinical training and to establish a foundation for future specialization. The educational philosophy of our program is eclectic with a variety of diagnostic and treatment approaches. The interdisciplinary nature of our clinical department introduces the trainees to a wide range of well-grounded theories and therapies. The residents, under the guidance and supervision of experienced faculty, gain a broad clinical expertise in the care and treatment of a diversified patient population.

Deborah Visconi, New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO Wins 2018 NJ Biz Healthcare Heroes Healthcare Professional of the Year Award

NBMC President and CEO Wins 2018 NJ Biz Healthcare Heroes

Deborah Visconi, New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO Wins 2018 NJ Biz Healthcare Heroes Healthcare Professional of the Year Award

Deborah Visconi, New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO, is the recipient of the 2018 NJ Biz Healthcare Heroes Healthcare Professional of the Year Award. Visconi was selected earlier Tuesday morning at the Healthcare Heroes Gala at the Palace in Somerset. The NJBIZ Health Care Heroes Awards honor exceptional individuals and organizations making an impact on the condition of health care in New Jersey. Nominations are evaluated by a panel of independent judges, with one winner chosen for each category.

“Winning this award, particularly in light of the tremendous accomplishments and talents of those nominated in the category, is humbling. I am honored and thankful for the opportunity to be a Healthcare Hero and proud to represent the compassionate, quality care New Bridge Medical Center provides for our communities,” said Visconi.

Long Term Care Division Receives The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Bronze Award

New Bridge Medical Center’s Long Term Care Division Receives The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Bronze Award

(Paramus, NJ) – New Bridge Medical Center’s long Term Care Division, the largest licensed nursing home in New Jersey with 574 beds and one of only 6% nationwide accredited by the Joint Commission, has just received the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Bronze Award.

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) National Quality Award Program is a progressive, three-step process that encourages the continuous learning, development, and execution of integrated quality systems to achieve performance excellence. Each progressive step requires a more detailed and comprehensive demonstration of quality integration and performance. The criteria for each step is based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Bronze Commitment to Quality Award recipients successfully demonstrated their mission, characteristics, and key challenges while recognizing the relationship of these factors to their ability to achieve performance improvement. Receiving the Bronze Award recognizes New Bridge for developing a foundation to begin a journey of continuous quality improvement.

“Every day I see the quality of care and quality of life New Bridge’s Long Term Care program provides to our residents.  I am proud of the team for being recognized with this award and for their outstanding professionalism, and dedication to our residents and all of the communities we serve”, said Deborah D. Visconi, President and CEO of New Bridge Medical Center.

“Being recognized by the AHCA/NCAL is a tremendous honor and acknowledges our continued commitment to quality”, said Katie Richardson, LNHA, Vice President and Administrator of Long Term Care at New Bridge Medical Center.

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,600 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in member centers each day.

Managing Musculoskeletal Health

NBMC Auditorium • Noon – 1 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch will be served.

Meet Our New Physicians: Dr. Madouna Hanna, Physiatrist and Dr. Chitra Kodery, Family and Sports Medicine, Rutgers Clinical Affiliates at New Bridge Medical Center.

As the population of America ages, and more people survive conditions that once would have been fatal, and as the quality of life is an increasing concern, the fields of physiatry and sports medicine are moving to the forefront of medicine.

A physiatrist is a physician specializing in the treatment of acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders through non-invasive treatments. The specialist focuses on mitigating patients’ afflictions through drug therapy, assistive devices such as a brace or artificial limb, and diverse therapies such as heat and cold, electrotherapies, massage, biofeedback, traction, therapeutic exercise, and education. Specialists in sports medicine offer similar therapies for those suffering from sports injuires.

Lunch and Learn, Please RSVP by June 18, 2018


Insights Into Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Nursing

A 2-Day Program

Register for:

June 6, 2018 and June 7, 2018
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Auditorium at New Bridge Medical Center

Learning Outcome:
Use evidence-based practices to assist behavioral health nurses build a stronger foundation and improve the quality of patient-centered care for adults with psychiatric disorders.

Target Audience:
Registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who completed orientation within the past year. New Bridge Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Number P232-2/18-21.

Full participation will award 14.0 contact hours.

This program is not receiving commercial support. Presenters have declared there is no conflict.

Register for September dates :
Sept. 5, 2018 and Sept. 6, 2018
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Prayers for Paramus

Tragedy and trauma often bring up feelings of discomfort and worry in knowing what to say to our children or each other.

We all handle these traumatic moments differently.

We at New Bridge Medical Center support our community, and offer our trained professional staff to talk through, and hear your concerns.

If you need assistance during the upcoming days, including the weekend, you can call 201.835.9220. Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, families, teachers, and loved ones of East Brook Middle School.

CNA Open House

Certified Nursing Assistants, Immediate Openings For Full and Part Time Positions

May 23, 2018, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

New Bridge Medical Center, Building 10, Human Resources
230 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

CNA Requirements:

  • Successful completion of an approved Certified Nurse’s Aide training course.
  • One year experience preferred, but not necessary.
  • CPR Certification from the American Heart Association.
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 

To register contact:

Human Resources, 201.967.4151


Danielle Jones, NBMC Recruiter, 201.225.4868,

View and apply to available positions at New Bridge Medical Center