This partnership provides access to a wide array of quality services offered by Bergen New Bridge and adds assisted living to the elder care offerings of the medical center.
“It is a privilege to be able to bring to the residents and staff of Mill Gardens what Bergen New Bridge offers to our communities,” Deborah Visconi, CEO and president of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, said. “We want to enhance the options and offerings available here and, as a large health care system, we are going to be able to bring new programs, activities and services to Mill Gardens, furthering the tremendous vision and work of the Laganella family.”
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a clinical affiliate of Rutgers University, is a 1,070-bed hospital in Paramus. 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.
“There is a bright future for assisted living, taking care of the safety and overall health and wellness of our residents with the help of our exceptional staff here at Mill Gardens,” Nicholas Laganella II, founder of Mill Gardens, stated. “We are excited about our new partner, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, which has done extraordinary things over the last few years and will enhance the lives of our residents.”
For more than 20 years, Mill Gardens has provided high-quality services to its residents and has a proven reputation among assisted living communities. Mill Gardens offers residents well-equipped and -sized apartments. Outside of the apartments, the common areas and grounds provide plenty of indoor and outdoor space for recreation, live performances, educational discussions and more.
At the announcement, a memorial plaque in memory of Anita Laganella, one of the founders of Mill Gardens, was unveiled by several of her grandchildren. The memorial is the centerpiece of the Anita Laganella Memorial Garden at Mill Gardens.