2023 Power 100
2023 Power 100
As president and CEO of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, Visconi oversees one of the nation’s largest public hospitals. A feat in and of itself, but even more staggering given that when she took up the helm five years ago, the future of the facility was in question.
Following years under the microscope due to reports about potential safety lapses, in the fall Bergen New Bridge received its second A grade for safety in two years in The Leapfrog Group’s seasonal assessment. But her work isn’t done. As the facility pivots to build on its upswing, Visconi continues to lead transformation at the medical center, elevating the quality of care and providing it equitably.
As a Latinx hospital CEO, she understands the needs of traditionally underserved communities and makes these groups a priority in ongoing outreach efforts. In 2022, the hospital received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Healthcare Equality Index, an assessment of the equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees. To reach patients where they are, it’s also opened several satellite locations to deliver care.
The clinical affiliate of Rutgers has forged partnerships with other key players both across the state – such as the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the NJ Reentry Corp. – and beyond its borders, with the likes of Guardian Research Network and CareRev. The latter, an effort to look for potential answers to impending (and present) nursing shortages.
A nationally recognized leader, Visconi was named one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare for 2022. Her outreach efforts have led to the creation of the only LGBTQIA+ health center in northern New Jersey; multi-cultural long-term care services for Muslim, Korean and Asian Indian patients; and more. In 2022, Visconi was honored as one of 2022’s NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business. She started 2023 off with an appointment to Felician University’s board of trustees.