Bergen New Bridge’s Visconi signs Zero Health Gaps Pledge

Pledge is commitment from CEOs across industries to do their part to embed health equity into core strategies

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center CEO Deborah Visconi has signed the Zero Health Gaps Pledge on behalf of the medical center as part of the World Economic Forum’s effort to improve global health equity.

The Zero Health Gaps Pledge is a commitment from CEOs across industries and regions for their organizations to do their part to embed health equity in core strategies, operations and investments.

“We are committed to ensuring that we safeguard equity, inclusion, dignity and respect for all, while serving as a beacon of hope for improving health and wellness for everyone,” Visconi said. “This pledge is yet another sign of our commitment to equity, and we look forward to working with health care partners around the globe to remove barriers to quality health care and behavioral health services.”

The medical center was one of only nine organizations nationwide named by Modern Healthcare as a Top Diversity Leader. In a further commitment to health care equity, Bergen New Bridge recently appointed Shari Gold as its chief quality and equity officer in addition to her role as senior vice president for regulatory compliance.

Gold has over 30 years of inpatient clinical, ambulatory, behavioral health, home health and administrative health care experience. Under Visconi’s leadership, the medical center was also recognized as the most socially responsible hospital in New Jersey, earning the 2023 Lown Institute’s award for racial inclusivity and equitable access to care, community health and wellness outreach.