PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen County officials unveiled the new name of the former Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus Monday.
The center is now New Bridge Medical Center, a clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
At a ceremony Monday morning, county officials also welcomed Care Plus Bergen, Inc. as the new not-for profit operator of the publicly-owned hospital. The non-profit is an alliance between Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Integrity House, and Care Plus NJ Inc., and will manage the day to day operations of the hospital and its core services of behavioral health, addiction treatment, long-term care and acute care.
Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III said the partnership “will revitalize and strengthen the high-quality, patient-centered care we provide to patients and families across our communities.”
Freeholder Chairwoman Tracy Silna Zur said the center “will allow us to meet the needs of the communities we serve while continuing to lead the way in mental health and substance abuse treatment, which is so critical as we face a burgeoning opioid addiction crisis.”
The county committed an initial investment of more than $50 million in immediate capital improvements to the hospital, including renovating the hospital’s operating rooms and upgrading radiology equipment, as well as technology enhancements and structural improvements.
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