Bergen New Bridge Medical Center hosts American Red Cross flag raising

Ceremony honors important work done by volunteers and employees of Red Cross

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center hosted a flag-raising ceremony in honor of American Red Cross Month. First established 80 years ago, in 1943, American Red Cross Month celebrates the incredible life-saving work of the organization that renders aid in times of crisis.

“As New Jersey’s largest hospital and a safety net facility providing access to quality health care for all and especially to those traditionally underserved, the Red Cross and the medical center’s missions align, which is why it is a true privilege to host this event,” Deborah Visconi, CEO and president, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, said. “Red Cross volunteers are dedicated to ensuring humanitarian aid is available free of charge to those in need.”

“This month is about honoring our volunteers, and we are proud that this tradition continues 80 years later, because 90% of our current workforce are volunteers,” Rosie Taravella, CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey, said. “These volunteers enable us to be active in every county in New Jersey, including Bergen County, where we are grateful for our partnerships with organizations like Bergen New Bridge.”

“For nearly 142 years, the Red Cross has met disasters with compassion and care, and we celebrate the ordinary citizens who perform extraordinary acts of service,” Bergen County Commissioner Vice Chair Germaine Ortiz stated. “These volunteers are the real-life superheroes in our country because they step up to help in times of need.”