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SUMMER 2013

A Publication of Palisades Medical Center Foundation

35 Years on the Waterfront


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BOARD OF GOVERNORS PALISADES MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION

President’s Message

John C. Meditz, Chairman

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Bruce J. Markowitz, President & CEO

Star Stream Ball – Magic of the Season

Jose R. Cruz

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Ulises E. Diaz

Hurricane Sandy: Weathering the Storm

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Grand Prix Racing: Start Your Engines!

Thomas M. Eastwick Mohamed Lateef, MD Luis Menendez Suri B. Ponamgi, MD Howard M. Shiffman

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Cliff Notes

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Thomas M. Venino, Esq. Joseph Burt VP/Executive Director

35 Years on the Waterfront Just as its founders had envisioned, PMC continues to serve the dynamic community that surrounds it.

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PMC Partnership with Hackensack University Health Network

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FOUNDATION STAFF Joseph Burt VP/Executive Director Gary Mignone Director of Communications & Development Kristin Goral Coordinator

News from The Harborage

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Community Needs Assessment

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Giving Back – 2012 Donor List

CONTACT Palisades Medical Center Foundation 7600 River Road North Bergen, NJ 07047 Phone: 201-854-5008 www.palisadesmedicalfoundation.org

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End Notes

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Executive Director’s Message

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From the PRESIDENT This year will mark our 35th Anniversary at our current River Road location. Like the decision to relocate here, our plans for 2013 and beyond are bold and innovative - building on the significant growth we achieved in 2012. As a non-profit community hospital, we continue to invest in new equipment, programs and services to better serve you and your family. Our new partnership with the Hackensack University Health Network will continue to grow and expand. This joint venture has strengthened our Neonatal Unit. With a Level 2 Nursery as part of our maternity services, we can address more complex cases. Additional clinical affiliations established this year with Hackensack include vascular, thoracic, and neurological surgery. The PMC Residency Program was expanded to include Internal Medicine. In July 2013, we are starting programs in Family Medicine and Dermatology. We will have 68 residents in our programs out of which 59 will be assigned to PMC. We are awaiting approval of programs in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Caring for children has always been a priority at PMC. In the past year we experienced a record number of births and our inpatient and outpatient services for children continue to grow. At the end of March we celebrated the opening of our new Pediatric Unit with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The floor to ceiling renovation includes new pediatric patient rooms, bathrooms, a play area and a nurses station. This will allow us to better care for the increasing number of children we serve. Our work to update and transform all patient rooms has started. Construction will continue on a room-to-room, floor-by-floor basis to reduce the inconvenience to patients. Once completed, we will have fully renovated patient rooms that optimize comfort, safety and care. We remain focused on achieving the highest level of quality and patient satisfaction scores. Considerable effort is made by all of our employees to provide patients with care that is recognized for both excellence and compassion. This issue of “PMC Pulse� includes our Honor Roll of Donors. Each gift has its own meaning and story. The collective generosity of many allows us to advance in caring for our patients. Thank you for your support.

Bruce J. Markowitz President & CEO Palisades Medical Center 4


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of the Season On December 1, 2012, the Palisades Medical Center Foundation presented its prestigious Star Stream Awards to Thomas M. Eastwick, President of Eastwick College and the HoHoKus Schools, and Mohamed Lateef, MD, Distinguished Physician Leader, for their tireless work in supporting the health and well being of residents throughout Hudson and southern Bergen Counties. The awards were presented to Eastwick and Lateef during the Palisades Medical Center Foundation’s 2012 Star Stream Ball. This year’s formal event eclipsed all of the Palisades Medical Center Foundation’s previous fundraising records, and generated more than $385,000 to support the expansion and renovation of Palisades’ inpatient Pediatric Unit. “We are delighted that so many of our friends and supporters came together to recognize Tom and Dr. Lateef for their years of extraordinary service and support for Palisades and our community,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of Palisades Medical Center. Leadership sponsors for the 2012 Star Stream Ball included Eastwick College and the HoHoKus Schools, Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy, John C. Meditz, PNC Wealth Management, and Riverside Pediatrics Group, Inc.

(Above, Left‐to‐Right) Theresa de Leon, Chairwoman of the PMC Board of Governors; Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of PMC; Mohamed Lateef, MD, PMC Medical Staff; and Thomas M. Eastwick, President of Eastwick College and the HoHoKus Schools.

You can view more photos from the Star Stream Ball online. Visit www.palisadesmedicalfoundation.org or like the Palisades Medical Center Foundation on Facebook.

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Hurricane Sandy: How PMC Weathered the Storm of the Century A Message from PMC's President & CEO Here at Palisades Medical Center (PMC), Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge had effects that were much greater and more complex than we expected. Although everyone at PMC was well prepared for the storm, we did not anticipate the loss of four emergency generators and the extent of flooding on the first floor. During the week prior, our staff actively planned, established and staffed a Command Post for use before, during and after the storm. When power was lost at the height of Hurricane Sandy, we were faced with a very difficult situation and decided to evac-

uate the hospital patients as well as those from the Harborage ventilator unit. A very well-coordinated effort took place and the patients were transferred to Hackensack University Medical Center. By the morning of October 31, power was restored from PSE&G and our backup generators were also functional. Later that evening, less than 24 hours after the storm, our patients returned. Despite the enormous challenges, PMC was open to serve

A patient returning to Palisades Medical Center is welcomed by Kathy Flanagan, Nursing Director of the Emergency Department; Sheen Lee, RN; and Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO.

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our community. There are many stories of sacrifice, dedication, brave and laudable actions by many of our employees. The events surrounding Sandy provided a great measure of their character and spirit. They have proven once again, the ability to come through, every day and in our greatest time of need. Patients that had been transferred to Hackensack University Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy were transferred back to PMC for continuation of their care. The patient transfer process and facility evacuation was safely and effectively completed as a result of the collaborative planning and efforts of PMC’s Medical Staff and employees, Hudson County Office of Emergency Management, local police, fire and rescue personnel, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco, and Hackensack University Medical Center. Employees from every department at PMC worked tirelessly through two days to ensure the safety and well being of patients. We are very appreciative of the consideration, commitment and responsiveness demonstrated by our public officials, first responders, and employees at PMC. We are grateful for their dedication under difficult circumstances and inspired by their efforts to serve our communities. Bruce J. Markowitz, President & CEO, Palisades Medical Center


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Racing

in the streets

NJ waterfront communities anticipate an acceleration of excitement — and the economy—as Grand Prix Racing makes its way to Hudson County in 2014.

VP/Executive Director Joe Burt, Dennis Robinson, Chief Operating Officer, GP America, and Bruce Markowitz, President, Palisades Medical Center.

The world’s fastest race cars competing in one of the most popular sports in the world will come to our area in June of 2014. Formula One World Championship Racing will hold a Grand Prix race on a course that winds along the Hudson County waterfront with spectacular views of Manhattan in the background. The Palisades Medical Center Foundation hosted a breakfast in November for local businesses and community members to learn more about the plans for this major event. The featured speaker was Dennis Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of GP America, the organization hosting and managing the upcoming race. Robinson, who previously served as President and CEO of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, discussed the significant economic impact that Formula One Grand

Prix events have on the host locations. More than 100,000 people from around the world are expected to attend the race filling hotels, restaurants and patronizing local businesses over several days of race activities. An event viewed around the globe, Formula One, delivers the highest income sports indices on television. Robinson

“Formula One race cars are equipped with advanced technology designed to achieve speeds in excess of 200 mph. The course along roads in West New York and Weehawken promises to be a challenging one for the drivers with shifts in elevation and tight turns” Robinson noted. Maria Nieves, President of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce,

“The course along roads in West New York and Weehawken

promises to be a challenging one… with shifts in elevation and tight turns.” —Dennis Robinson, Chief Operating Officer, Port Imperial Racing LLC

pointed out that Leo Hindery, the race’s lead organizer and founder and former head of the YES television network, selected this course because of its unique appeal to Formula One’s estimate half a billion fans around the world.

was one of the more that 60 people attending. “The Formula One event will have long term benefits for businesses in our region by providing an opportunity for exposure to a wide range of visitors and television viewers.’

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New Pediatric Care Unit Transformation makes PMC the area’s leader in pediatric care

cliff notes

"Palisades Medical Center's new Pediatric Unit will be the first choice for practitioners and patients alike in Hudson County," said Omar Baker, MD of Riverside Pediatric Group. "Caring for our children is our most important duty as physicians, and Palisades Medical Center is committed to this as demonstrated by the expansion and renovation of what is now the best pediatric unit in all of Hudson County."

The floor-to-ceiling transformation includes additional patient rooms, new examination space, an expanded playroom, a new security system, and a fully renovated nurses' station. Funding was provided in part through the proceeds of the PMC Foundation’s annual Star Stream Ball.

New Child Care Center North Bergen Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco helped lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of Palisades Child Care Center’s new, expanded location at 7701 Marine Road, adjacent to the Medical Center. Previously located in Edgewater, the Palisades Child Care Center, affiliated with Palisades Medical Center first opened its doors in 1984. The new, state-of-the-art child care facility features:

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Larger classrooms equipped with new computers. An indoor activity center. Two (2) age-appropriate playgrounds. Web camera viewing for parents.

At Center, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco cuts the grand opening ribbon for Palisades Child Care Center’s new, expanded location. Standing with Mayor Sacco is (left-to-right) David J. Berkowitz, Vice President/COO of PMC; Patricia Doerner, Director of the Palisades Child Care Center; Hugo Cabrera, Parks and Public Property Commissioner of North Bergen; and Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of PMC


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“Forward Together” Giving Program Launched in March An ice cream social held on March 8 marked the kickoff for the 2013 employee giving campaign. This fundraising effort provides an opportunity for PMC employees to demonstrate their commitment and make an annual gift in support of the medical center. Our talented and compassionate employees generously support the mission of PMC through their annual contributions.

PMC Wins National Recognition for Stroke Care AHA award acknowledges effective use of evidence-based guidelines

The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association recognized PMC with its Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes PMC's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according

Mommy/Baby Care Group On Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. mothers and their babies, come together to share stories, gain perspective and interact with each other and their little ones. The group meets in a relaxed environment in the first floor auditorium at PMC. Robin Petrick, a board certified lactation consultant, facilitates the discussion on topics ranging from caring for the baby to experiencing postpartum changes. Participation is free and open to any mom with a baby ages 2 to 16 weeks. For additional information contact Robin at 201-295-4823.

to evidence-based guidelines. “With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award demonstrates Palisades Medical Center's commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care," said Dominic Ruocco, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the To stay connected with all of our latest United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of news and photos from events, join the a stroke every four minutes, and 795,000 conversation and “LIKE” the PMC people suffer a new or recurrent stroke Foundation on Facebook. each year.

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Still Growing Strong.

In the face of the ever‐changing healthcare industry, long‐time members of the PMC family share their reflections on 35 years of a commitment to care on the waterfront In 1978 a group of dedicated board members and community volunteers provided the leadership in moving North Hudson Hospital to a waterfront location renaming it Palisades General Hospital. Now, 35 years later, Palisades Medical Center continues to serve the community as its founders had envisioned. Like the dynamic community that now surrounds it, PMC has become a vibrant and growing healthcare provider attracting leading physicians and offering the highest quality care for patients.

Arthur E. Imperatore One of the leading proponents of the move to the River Road address was Arthur E. Imperatore. Born in West New York in 1925, Arthur has been a successful businessman in several industries and is best known today as the founder and president of NY Waterway. Both the illness of his brother and his experience building APA Transport Corp into one of the country’s leading trucking firms influenced his conviction to build a hospital on the waterfront. In the early 1950’s when his brother was seriously ill Arthur managed his care at a leading New York Hospital. Although the excellent care provided at the time could not prevent the loss of his brother, Arthur was left with a lasting impression about the qualities of an outstanding hospital.

He wanted the same advanced medical services for the people of Hudson County and the more than 1,000 employees who later worked for his trucking company. This was his motivation when he later served on the board and as it chair in 1977. Arthur was steadfast that building a new hospital was instrumental to its future success. “We looked at 26 different sites,” Arthur recalls. “Using the knowledge I gained in the trucking industry I reviewed the locations for the level of access each would provide for patients traveling in our heavily congested region. I also felt that the northern Hudson County location we selected would be attractive to doctors and

patients from Bergen County, while continuing to serve our Hudson Countybased patients.” “I remember some of the challenges in the early construction process. Soil analysis and concerns about the tide from the Hudson River had to be addressed. When the hospital opened in September we are all pleased with the decision. It was truly a team effort lead by a group of devoted volunteers.” Arthur continued to make a lasting imprint on the waterfront when he opened NY Waterway in 1986 providing convenient ferry service between Weehawken and Manhattan. Still active in the day to day operations of his ferry service, Arthur also


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remains connected to PMC as one of she has been a part of the PMC Laboratory its strongest advocates and leading since its first day on the waterfront. She benefactors. takes pride in knowing that she has seen the Lab continually evolve over the years. Tessie Leyva, RN “At North Hudson Hospital, there was Tessie Leyva, RN, is well-recognized as simply no room to grow,” said Phyllis. the most-experienced nurse on PMC’s 3rd “The building was maxed out and we had floor. She has been a nurse for 41 years, several departments located in houses working at North Hudson Hospital for six along the side streets next to the hospital, years and for the past 35 years at PMC. including our Lab. I remember carrying She recalls the many emotions that she felt my basket to-and-from the hospital in the when the hospital was moved to its water- rain and snow to draw blood and then do testing next door. We were all thrilled to front location. “Before we made the move, many of come to PMC’s new location on River the nurses at that time were given a tour of Road. Everything was state-of-the art at the new site right before construction the time. My favorite thing was the Tube began,” said Tessie. “I remember thinking, System that enabled us to send lab results ‘Why in the world would they want to do to all five floors – much like a drive-thru at this because this place looks like a swamp?’ a bank. It was before desktop computers so But now I realize that it was a great move we thought it was the coolest thing at the to a perfect area to serve our growing com- time.” Phyllis also credits the Laboratory’s munities.” One of Tessie’s fondest PMC memo- philosophy to “embrace change” as a key ries came on her first day after helping reason she has enjoyed a long career at ambulances transport ICU and CCU PMC. “My job has always been fresh and patients to the new location “When I first stepped into the new exciting for me because I have done everyPMC, I was so impressed with how large and new all of the facilities were,” said Tessie. “There were even private rooms for patients, which was a huge change because North Hudson was so small.” Looking back, Tessie is amazed at how patient care has evolved in her time at PMC. “The biggest changes I have seen are all of the advancements in technology, including electronic medical records,” said Tessie. “We’ve also added many professional staff to the floors. All of this has helped us provide better care for our patients each and every day.”

Phyllis Mink Phyllis Mink began working in the Laboratory at North Hudson Hospital and

thing from Microbiology to IT,” said Phyllis. “Our Lab has also stayed on the cutting-edge and it is a place where change is always welcome.” Most importantly, Phyllis has a special place in her heart for the many employees she has worked alongside over the years. “A long time ago, people would say to me, ‘Oh, it’s like a family at Palisades,’” said Phyllis. “Back then, I just didn’t get it when I was younger, but now I do. Our Lab team has always been a tight-knit group. We all care for each other and we make sure that we always celebrate each person’s birthday with a cake. It’s a lot of cake to eat in a year, but it’s always worth it. I would never want to work anywhere else.”

Ana Jimenez Ana Jimenez began working at the old North Hudson Hospital in 1974 at the Information Desk. Today, she is a Maternal Health Child Associate in PMC’s Maternity Center. She is one of the staff at PMC who remembers the move the PMC’s Continued on page 12

(left-to-right) Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of PMC; Eurice E. Rojas, VP of External Affairs of PMC; Arthur E. Imperatore; and Armand Fasano, MD, at a recent event to honor PMC's Medical Staff. Mr. Imperatore is one of PMC's founders, and he continues to be a generous supporter of the PMC Foundation.

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Jaime N. Gildengers, MD

waterfront location in 1978. “It’s amazing to me that it has already been 35 years here along the waterfront,” said Ana. “I’ll never forget driving my little Volkswagen up-and-down the hill to bring files, boxes and supplies to our new location. I remember I even had some larger items sticking out of the windows and the top of my car. It was an awesome experience. Our whole team had a lot of fun.” As Ana reflects on her years at PMC, she is still amazed by the growth of the Medical Center and the communities along the waterfront. “I remember watching (PMC’s) Pavilion Building and The Harborage get built from scratch. When we made the move, all of us expected the hospital to grow, but we never expected such a huge growth to happen so quickly to the entire area. In our early years here, we only had one Unit Secretary in Maternity from Monday though Friday. Now, there are Unit Secretaries for every unit, floor and shift.” Ana and the Maternity Department still keep one memento from the old North Hudson Hospital – a small footstool that is still kept in the nurses’ station. 12

“I still use the footstool everyday to community were all very excited about the reach files on some of the higher shelves. I change.” don’t think we will ever trade it in for a Dr. Gildengers fondly recalls seeing new one – it is like a piece of our history.” the hospital and its surrounding communities grow during the past 35 years. He has Jaime N. Gildengers, MD played a key role in PMC’s continual Jaime N. Gildengers, MD, has been a expansion in clinical services and he served well-respected surgeon on the PMC on the planning committee that helped Medical Staff since it first opened its doors develop The Harborage nursing home and in 1978. He has served as the Chairman of rehabilitation center in 1991. He also helped plan the development PMC’s Department of Surgery, and he is one of the few remaining physicians on the of PMC’s Same Day Surgery Unit. Thanks PMC Medical Staff that also practiced for to Dr. Gildengers’ leadership, construction several years at North Hudson Hospital on the unit featured a corridor to directly before the move was made to the Hudson connect it to the hospital building to ensure safe and efficient transport of River waterfront. “It was a dream that became a reality patients. In fact, some staff and volunteers when we opened the new location,” said affectionately refer to the area as Dr. Gildengers. “The change was very big ‘Gildengers’ Corridor.’ “Palisades will always be my second – the difference between the two hospitals was light-years apart. North Hudson home,” said Dr. Gildengers. “Our commuHospital was an old building and we had nity has always taken great pride in 20 to 30 patients in open wards. I’ll also supporting Palisades and the Medical Staff never forget how slow and cranky the ele- continues to grow because many doctors vator was. The new Palisades hospital was come from other hospitals and they state-of-the art and it had many semi-pri- recognize right away that Palisades is the vate rooms. The patients, the staff and the best hospital in Hudson County.”

Ana Jimenez, Tessie Leyva and Phyllis Mink know the roots of Palisades Medical Center are secured by a rich history of excellence and strength in the community.


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Palisades Medical Center’s new affiliation with Hackensack University Health Network opens doors to expanded services and overall improved care. Pictured (l-r): Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of PMC; Theresa de Leon, Chairman of the PMC Board; James Napolitano, Chairman of the HackensackUHN; and Robert C. Garrett, President and CEO of HackensackUHN, sign the clinical affiliation agreement.

PARTNERS in great medicine Palisades Medical Center (PMC) and Hackensack University Health Network (HackensackUHN) signed an affiliation agreement in July 2012 to foster collaboration and expansion of clinical programs and services, further improving the highquality medical care PMC provides patients in Hudson and southern Bergen County. “We are pleased to partner with the Hackensack University Health Network, a medical institution that shares our commitment and mission to provide the highest quality patient care,” said Bruce Markowitz, President and CEO of PMC. The partnership will benefit patients by strengthening and supporting PMC's existing programs and bringing additional state-of-the-art care and specialized diagnostic and medical treatments to the sur-

rounding resident and business communities. A strong working relationship between the Medical Staff and physicians at both hospitals has developed both complementing and supplementing the medical and surgical services already available at PMC.

The Benefits of Working Together ✔ Institutional Transfer Agreement established between PMC and HackensackUMC ✔ PMC’s Level II Nursery is fully operational with quick transfer of children needing tertiary care at HackensackUMC ✔ HackensackUMC provides support for PMC’s Pediatric Orthopedic patients. ✔ Peripheral Vascular Surgery is revitalized at PMC with the help of Vascular Surgeons from HackensackUMC ✔ Bariatric Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Neurosurgery Programs established at PMC with support from HackensackUMC surgeons. ✔ Review of formal reporting of Pediatric EKG and Echoes provided by HackensackUMC Pediatric Cardiologists.

✔ PMC leadership supports strategic planning at HackensackUMC

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NEWS FROM The Harborage again receives top ranking in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes’’ 2013 ratings. For the fourth consecutive year, The Harborage has received a top rating with five stars in the fifth annual “Best Nursing Homes” published by U.S. News & World Reports. “To earn this recognition even once is a real honor,” said Ed Davis, Administrator of The Harborage, “But to continually earn a top rating year after year is a tribute to our staff and everyone who works so

hard to make The Harborage such a warm and welcoming place.” In creating Best Nursing Homes, U.S. News used data from Nursing Home Compare, a web site run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to facilities that recently earned an overall rating of five stars, the agency’s highest. Nursing home ratings are based on overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care. The Harborage is one of only about 24% of New Jersey nursing homes to earn five stars and “Best Nursing Home” designation. Recognized for its excellent staff, stellar ratings, dedicated service and comprehensive patient care, The Harborage was placed in an exclusive list of facilities that consistently put patients first.

Honoring our Caregivers Ed Davis, Administrator of The Harborage since its inception in 1991.

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National Nursing Home Week is celebrated each year during the month of May. This observance, which begins on Mother’s

Day, is an opportunity to acknowledge the commitment and compassion demonstrated by the care givers who serve the patients and residents in nursing home facilities. Patients and families will often share stories of a special experience at the Harborage and ask how they can express their gratitude. Making a gift to honor and thank a doctor, nurse, clinician, food server or other staff member is a meaningful way to acknowledge exceptional service. All gifts are recognized with a card to the person you select to honor. The gift amount remains confidential. The theme for National Nursing Home Week in 2013 is “Team Care – Everyone Pitches In.” To be part of the team behind our team of caregivers please consider making a gift to the Harborage. To learn more about giving opportunities visit our web page at www.palisadesmedicalfoundation.org or call 201-854-5008. As a nonprofit nursing home, all gifts to The Harborage help to improve facilities and patient services.


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Focusing on Health Needs of our Community 2012 report identifies issues, poses solutions to critical needs in the areas we serve. PALISADES MEDICAL CENTER

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Community Health Needs Assessment

Palisades Medical Center (PMC) has always been recognized for its strong tradition of community service. PMC staff and volunteers work with community partners to improve the lives of thousands of local residents by offering free health screenings and educational seminars throughout the year. PMC’s longstanding partnerships with social and civic organizations, religious congregations, schools, and local employers place it in a uniquely effective position to identify and address the healthcare needs of the local communities it serves. During the past year, PMC worked with many of its partners to release the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment. This comprehensive report is the result of a thorough assessment of our area's healthcare profile, including a review of

public health data, summary patient information from care providers, and new data obtained by means of focus groups, public forums and a community needs assessment survey. This assessment also includes action items and plans to address the prevailing healthcare concerns in PMC’s service area, including North Bergen, Union City, West New York, Guttenberg, Weehawken, Cliffside Park, Edgewater, and Fairview. The top five local health issues identified and addressed by the report were:

2012 Community Health Needs Assessment Steering Committee • Palisades Medical Center • Cliffside Park Health Department • Guttenberg Board of Health • Hudson Regional Health Commission • North Bergen Health Department • North Hudson Community Action Corporation • Union City Early Childhood Education Program • Union City Board of Health • Weehawken Board of Health • West New York Health Department

Community Partners

✔ Access to Health Care

• Amerigroup

✔ Alcohol Abuse

• Bergen’s Promise

✔ Inadequate Social Support

• Bergen County Department of Health Services

✔ Obesity

• Division of Child Protection and Permanency

✔ Tobacco Use

• Elite Healthcare Inc. • Healthfirst NJ

The 2012 Community Health Needs

• Hoboken Family Planning

Assessment is generously supported by

• Horizon Health Center

a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson

• Hudson County

Foundation (RWJF) through its New

Division of Planning

Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) program.

• Hudson County Family Success Centers

For more information about the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment, please contact Annarelly “Annie” McNair, MPH, HO, Manager of the Community

• Hudson Medical Assistance Customer Center • Hudson Partnership CMO • Partners in Prevention

Needs Assessment, at (201) 854-5201 or

• Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ

amcnair@palisadesmedical.org.

• Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc. • Save Latin America, Inc.

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2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS S P E C I A L

S E C T I O N

The John C. Meditz Founders Society Created to recognize and thank donors who have made a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more. CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE ($1,000,000 OR MORE) Arthur E. Imperatore John C. Meditz*

BENEFACTOR ($250,000 TO $499,999) Anonymous

ADVOCATES ($100,000 TO $249,999) Mary Bardes K. Hovnanian Homes Josephine Mauro Thomas M.* and Joan M.+ Venino, Esq.

PATRONS ($50,000 TO $99,999) Thomas M.* Eastwick Bruce J.* and Eileen Markowitz The Estate of Rose Weller+ Anonymous

CHAMPIONS ($25,000 TO $49,999) Aetna The Auxiliary at Palisades David J. Berkowitz Maria E. Bornia, MD Donna Cahill John Calandriello Ed Davis Ruben D. Fernandez

Patricia M. Fuller* Mohamed Lateef, MD* Dr. Gregory G. Magee and Robin Frank Drs. Suri* and Rama Ponamgi United Water Verizon Anonymous

FRIENDS ($10,000 TO $24,999) Harold and Emily Azmelian Anne Beroza* and Allen Spirytus The Estate of Julius Broatman+ Theresa* and J. David de Leon Edward A. Fleckenstein, Esq.+

Thomas and Emma Heagney Merab Joseph, MD Leonard* and Victoria Lauricella The Estate of Walter+ and Irma+ Leichter Joan Mozeika Jose B. Munin, MD Gregory A. Pappas, MD Bela A. Patel, MD Drs. Santosh and Suresh Raina Mila Z. Rodriguez Eurice Rojas and Norma Almanza Miriam Stablein, RN Susan G. Komen for the Cure

30th Anniversary Campaign DONORS ($5,000 TO $9,999) Frank A. and Jacqui Atcheson Harold Azmelian Reinaldo Cedeno Maureen M. Coccaro, RN Maria Christina Garcia Elisse E. Glennon Husein and Carol Jafferjee Joe Lazicki Niurka and Manny Mederos Mariannette Plaza, APN Dr. G. Jeremiah* and Gail Ryan Gladys Sillero, APN Bart Solazzo Anonymous (2)

DONORS ($1,000 TO $4,999) Cary Bader* and Carol Kravitz Jacqueline Baran Livinia Barbadillo

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Rose Marie Bauer, RN Zoraida I. Bautista, APN Orlando Botero Catherine Campen Lillian Canson, RN, MSN, CNL Juan F. Castillo, MD John and Nancy Charlesworth Maryann Clark Mary Conte, RN Charles Crugnola Bibiana Davidson Irma Diaz, RN Marci Evans Eustaquia Figueroa Geoffrey and Ellen Gaulkin Andrew Horowitz Hudson Exterminating Company, Inc. Teresa Iparraguirre Barbara Isenberg, RN Alek Ivanovski, RN Marian J. Jekonski Mabel Judson

Lori-Ann Ligon, RRT Edward F. Malzone+ Mariamma Mathew Doreen McSharry Gary W. Mignone Joanne Misiunas, RN Adel N. Nammour, RN Ingrid Pais, PT Sara Polak Alan B. Port, MD Caridad Rodriguez Richard Salvia Betty J. Saroli Dr. Anthony M.* and Alice Schiano Lorna T. Schneider, RN Jeralyn Scibetta, RN Denise Whitley Lucy Zovko Anonymous (1)

DONORS ($500 TO $999) Ann Maris F. Abregu

Argelia Aguila Katherine M. Aitchison Mariano Alvarez Jorge Arango Patricia L. Bacon Renato Balahadia Linda M. Barker Lydia Bello Leonila Carmona Sandra Correa Patricia Crinion Carmen Criscione Annie M. Dickerson, LPN Olimpia Escudero Susana Ferido-Duggan Francois F. Fuentes, RN Mina Gaza, RN Yvonne D. Geraci, RN Dora Gravina Lynda R. Hampton Raydelin Hernandez Norma Herrera


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DONORS ($500 TO $999) Ljiljana Hrelja Jaime M. Weiss Realty Company, Inc. Gloria Larrea Melanie Maldonado Juan A. Melkissetian Joseph S. Nazimek Catherine Nest Caterina Pasquale Isabel Payumo Sandra Percella Jorge Pineda Karol Ramirez Lizbeth Ramirez Christopher Renaud Sonia Rivera Caridad Rodriguez Lourdes Rodriguez Antonio Rojas Deborah Rossignol Adam San Miguel Blanca Sanchez Syeda Shahid Dorothy Shaw Roger Smith Mark Somerville Fay Spragley, NP Delroy Stephens Thomas Stier Luis Tabares Joan Tridente Barbara Urban, RN Juan Villa Jeanne H. Waxman Anonymous (3)

DONORS ($100 TO $499) Venancio Abanilla Aura Abreu Anecio Alvarez Martha Araujo Gwendolyn Arce, RN Alba Arenas Manuel Armas Eduardo Aviles August W. Barberi Mercedes Barrios Jasmin Belmonte, LPN Jose Beriguette Rosa Bodden Mirta Cabrera Blanca Cabrera-Suquillo Felix Cardenas

Ciciliana Carmona Maryann Cashin Lillian Castilo Helena Catena Guadalupe Chacon Han Rae Chang, RN Young In Choi, MD MaryEllen Cleveland Delia C. Cofre Maximo Colmenero Tess Contreras-Englese Eileen P. Costello Crown Plaza Meadowlands Narciso L. Cruz Luis Cruz-Nin Virginia U. Cura Raiza M. Czupak Mary A. De Pinto Carlos G. Delgado Bello Consuelo Diaz Diana Diaz Georgina Dilone Deborah Dimauro Marina A. Disomma Caroline Doczy Noreen Doherty Rita Dovale Haydee Duan Barbara Duckworth Julian Duque Monica Espin Gennady Etin Angela Evans Diplow Evans Oleida Fajardo Martinho Fantin Jacinto Ferrer Kathleen Flanagan Ricardo Flores Marylou Flores, RN Wilson Freire Felipe D. Garcia Ana M. Garramuno Anthony Giraldo Dahlialee Gonzalez Dolores Gonzalez Gladys Gonzalez Ruben Gonzalez Christen Gorman Hernan L. Granja Adrienne A. Groves Gisela Guillen, CAN Aura Cecelia Gutierrez Maria Gutierrez

Maria J. Guzman Barbara Haven, CAN Hernando Herrera Maria Hidalgo Anatoliy Holobordko Loraina Jaime Alicia Jimenez Tania Jimenez Waldo Miguel Jimenez Necmiye Kacaroglu, NA Thomas E. Kohrherr Franz Kraljic Frances B. Lally April R. Lee Rose Theresa Lee Samer Lezzaiq Carmen Lopez Yanexi L. Lopez Marisol Lorenzo Luis Madera Carmen Martinez Elizabeth McAlpine Alvaro Miranda Ana Miranda Maria Estela Molina Emiliano Montanez Isidra Montes Maria A. Montes Cathy Mooney Yaneth Moreno Sylvana M. Morgado Gina Morocho Cesar Munoz Ramona Munoz Valerie A. Neckles, RN Nicole C. Nerli John R. Newton Cruz M. Norena Hye Suk Oh Michelle Ortiz Alfredo Pabatao Maria E. Pallarino John Park Alice Parma, NA Lata Patel Fidel L. Paulino Lorenzo D. Pereda Dalila Perez Juan S. Perez Maria M. Pineda Farah E. Placido, LPN Mercedes E. Ponton Magda Pujada Doreen Punla, RN

(Continued from page 15) Debra Rainville, LPN Mila D. Recuelo Zoila Reyes Aurora Rios-Mangione Carmen L. Rivera David Rivera Jennifer Rivera Fernando Rodas Mabel Rodriguez Socorro Rodriguez Gudelia Rojas Nelly Rojas Norma Rolo Carlos Romano Frank J. Romano Jorge Romero Matthew Roselli Beatriz Rosero Carol A. Rovento Concepcion M. Ruiz Diego Ruiz Hilda Sacerio Thomas Saglimbene, Jr. Lourdes Salazar Elaine Salomon Marcela Sanchez Rafael Santana Isidoro Santos Luz Santos Emiliano Saquic Ana Sarmiento Jennifer Sciacca Paula Shurn Glenn Siegel Annalore Singletary Jenrose St. Helaire Rafaela Tapia Felix Taveras Jose Torres Myriam Torres Luis E. Vanegas, Sr. Bernardo Vargas Kathy L. Vargas, RN Luz Vasquez Judith Vega Hernan Velarde Karol Veras Elsa Vila Rosa Villa Celia Vivar Susan Warner Mary Willi Carmen Williams

HONORING OUR DONORS

30th Anniversary Campaign

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2012 Doctor’s Day Tributes Maria T. Barcia

Michael A. Giddens

for Jose B. Munin, MD

Wilbur Luhrs

for PMC Medical Staff

Janet Benzoni

Marie T. Giusto

for Anca Popa, MD for George T. Weinberger, DO

April Cassin for Aida P. Capo, MD; Maria P. Capo, MD; Sadhna Rastogi, MD; and Surender M. Rastogi, MD

for Samir R. Amin, MD

for George T. Weinberger, DO

Rose A. Gugel for Mehdi T. Shaari, MD

for David Principe, MD

Bernard Ekelchik Elliot for Samir R. Amin, MD

Rafael Esses

Rose M. Gunther

Martin L. Frimet and Gita I. Mordetsky for George T. Weinberger, DO

Jeanne Garabedian for Dennis H. Kelly, MD

Lawrence J. Geary for George T. Weinberger, DO

for Dominic Ruocco, MD, and Luis Gonzalez, MD

Julene Munsayac and Gary Tritto

Lillian Sonnenschein

for Farnaz Safi, MD

for Bela A. Patel, MD

Adel N. Nammour

for Maria E. Bornia, MD for George T. Weinberger, DO

Barbara J. Kohrherr for George T. Weinberger, DO

Sophia E. Krchnar

for Gregory G. Magee, MD

Gladys Sillero, APN

for Aaron A. Stein, MD, and Mark S. Gabelman, MD

and Angelito O. Arago, MD Margot Kapusinski

for Jeffrey M. Raskin, MD

for Carlos E. Alcorta, MD

Kathy Seymour

for Dennis L. Aponte, MD

Anne Herr

Mary A. Kot

Isidoro Santos

Joan Mozeika

Patricia Kelemen

for PMC Medical Staff

for PMC Medical Staff

Gary Mignone

for Aaron A. Stein, MD

Anuradha Dhar

for Gilberto F. Gastell, MD

Chris Santos

for Suresh Raina, MD; Sadhna Rastogi, MD; and Jose B. Munin, MD

for Samir R. Amin, MD

Dorothy Davidenko

Erundina T. Rodriguez

Doreen McSharry

for Natasha Chinn, MD

Eileen P. Costello

for Kamalesh R. Shah, MD

Josephine Mauro

Mary Graham

for Jean N. Messihi, MD

for Samir R. Amin, MD

Dorothy Riley

for Munir A. Hasan, MD, and Angelito O. Arago, MD

for Gilberto F. Gastell, MD, andMohammad A. Chaudhry, MD

for Mohamed Lateef, MD, and Suri B. Ponamgi, MD

Paulette R. Purson

for Dennis H. Kelly, MD

John S. Mace

Daisy Gonzalez, NA

Joseph G. Burt

for Sadhna Rastogi, MD, and Surender M. Rastogi, MD

Patricia M. Lynch

for Mark J. Brescia, MD; Juan A. Gonzalez, MD; and Thomas Migliaccio, MD

John Blunt

Ernest Peterson

for Aaron A. Stein, MD

for Samir R. Amin, MD; Mark S. Gabelman, MD; Bela A. Patel, MD; and Jose B. Munin, MD

Badiah Nammour

Jeanne H. Waxman for PMC Medical Staff

Jaime M. Weiss for Jeffrey M. Raskin, MD

Jeffrey Welz

for Samir R. Amin, MD

for Mohamed Lateef, MD

Elena Penot

Denise C. Whitley

for Felix Sterling, MD

for Jose B. Munin, MD

for Merab Joseph, MD

2012 Guardian Angel Donors Maryann Amato

Zoila Cordova

for Maryann Repice

Edward Bartulovich for

for Una Sanichan

Aleida Cruz

Teresita P. Leyva, RN

Vincent Bellino

for Norma Herrera

Alberto Fernandez for

for Velma Howell

Teresita P. Leyva, RN

Amelia Braunstein

Sarah Fernandez

for Una Sanichan

for Velma Howell

Eileen Breslin

Daisy Gonzalez, NA

for Gertiline Nytko

for Una Sanichan

Kenneth Brown

Jean Guerrero

for Fay Spragley, NP

for Necmiye Kacaroglu, NA

Marco A. Izeppi

Felipe Yglesias

for Ivy Altamirano

for Omana Varghese

Bernice Perretti

Anonymous

for Regina Belardo

for 5 West Nursing Staff

Maria Ramos

Anonymous

for Maria Balahadia

for Jasmin Belmonte, LPN

Una Sanichan

Anonymous

for PMC Nursing Staff

Fernando Sepulveda

for PMC Nursing Staff

Anonymous

for Annabelle Yalong

Muriel Smith

for Lorna T. Schneider, RN

Anonymous

for Omana Varghese

for Omana Varghese

Lists represent donations received by 12/31/2012. We sincerely regret any errors or omissions. * Palisades Medical Center and PMC Foundation Board Members

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HONORING OUR DONORS

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Donations In Memory of Jerilyn Scibeta Lucena S. Abarquez Molly Abraham Shiby Abraham Ketly Almoza, RN Maria Amaro Deepak K. Amin, MD Jorge Arango Maria Balahadia Zoraida I. Bautista, APN Jay A. Belleza David J. Berkowitz Gliceria Bobis Donna Bonkalski Michele Burlington Dina Bussanich Leonora Cabrera Donna Cahill Aida P. Capo, MD Andrea Catbagan Reinaldo Cedeno Han R. Chang, RN Wonsook Choi Sang Chun MaryEllen Cleveland William Clooney Maureen M. Coccaro, RN Mary Conte, RN Patricia Crinion Aida Cruz Sylvia Cruz Janice D’Angelico Marilyn Daza Margie B. De Leon Bruce Demercurio Teresita Diaz, RN Caroline Doczy Noreen Doherty

Kevin Drumgoole Deborah Ellison Janet Farulla, RN Ruben D. Fernandez Janet Fiuza Janet Fiuza Marylou Flores, RN Jacinta Frial Garden State Anesthesia Services, P.A. Cynthia Gaus Geoffrey Gayle Yvonne D. Geraci, RN Caroline Ginnoulis Maureen Glennon Joyce L. Gomez Robert Greenwald, MD Teresita Guina Lynda R. Hampton Wojciech Harla Linda Hegarty HPAE Local 5030 Ljiljana Hrelja Teresa Iparraguirre Bernadette P. Jacobsen Jackie Jimenea Jungsook Jung Necmiye Kacaroglu, NA Elena Katz Jacquelin Katz Patricia Kelemen Carole Kettmann Teresita Kikiras Chung Kim Victoria Kim Teresita P. Leyva, RN

Jiao Li Maria Macalintal Armela Manas Bruce J. and Eileen Markowitz Cheryl Mcdonald Annarelly McNair Doreen McSharry Sandra Medina Milka Mejia Gary Mignone Filomena Mink Phyllis Mink Miscellaneous Cash Account Diana Moore Joan Mozeika Adel N. Nammour Badiah Nammour Nanmattie Naurang Gracel Pabatao Nicolette Pabatao Noemy M. Paet- Alvendia Ingrid Pais Caterina Pasquale Bela A. Patel, MD Lata Patel Isabel Payumo Emily C. Pelingon Sandra Percella Joanne Phillips, NA Mariannette Plaza, APN PMC Auxiliary PMC Maternity – 2nd Floor Sara Polak Dorothy Pubylski, RN Doreen Punla, RN

Suresh Raina, MD Sadhna Rastogi, MD Maryann Repice, RN, BSN John S. Richmond, MD Joanne M. Riggs Dorothy Riley Sonia Rivera Desiree Rogich Marrero Elena Rubino, MD Alejandra Ruiz Deborah Ryan Panyanda Sakarindr, RN Karri Samuels Carlos Sanchez Dawn Santos Betty J. Saroli Lorna T. Schneider, RN Gladys Sillero, APN Jeanmarie Silsbe Samundar K. Singh, MD Mark Somerville Fay Spragley, NP Rebecca Tanay Charlene Taylor Tiffany Todd Mercedes P. Tolentino-Nacion Felicia Torres Frances Ulloa Robyn E. Unrath Angel Vargas Mariana Villanueva Francia C. Vrtiak Francia C. Vrtiak Jeanne H. Waxman Denise C. Whitley Annabelle Yalong Miyase Yesilhurt, RN


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Carlos E. Alcorta, MD Jesus R. Alfonso, MD Rose Marie Bauer, RN Zoraida I. Bautista, APN Brescia & Migliaccio MD PC Donna Cahill Aida P. Capo, MD Jose Clemente, MD Maureen M. Coccaro, RN G. Edward Davis Ruben D. Fernandez Kathleen Flanagan Patricia M. Fuller

Dr. and Mrs. Mark S. Gabelman Garden State Anesthesia Services, P.A. Gastroenterology Medical Associates, PA Yvonne D. Geraci, RN Luis Gonzalez, MD Barbara Isenberg, RN Bhupendra A. Kapadia, MD, FICS Saul M. Luchs, MD Bruce J. and Eileen Markowitz Doreen McSharry John C. Meditz

Gary Mignone Joanne Misiunas, RN Morgan Stanley Joan Mozeika Adel N. Nammour Ingrid Pais Palisades Emergency Services Rosa Pansini Austin M. Pattner, MD Randyll A. Pavia, MD PMC Maternity—2nd Floor PMC Nursing Administration Sara Polak

Donations In Memory of Jose B. Munin, MD Dhanmattie Baldeo-Dat Zoraida I. Bautista, APN Maureen M. Coccaro, RN Donna Damon Mary DeAngelo Ruben D. Fernandez Kathleen Flanagan Karen Francis, RN Yvonne D. Geraci, RN Pearl John-Stiell Bruce J. and Eileen Markowitz

Joanne Misiunas, RN Adel N. Nammour Badiah Nammour Janice T. Nini Olfat Osman PMC Nursing Administration Lorna T. Schneider, RN Gladys Sillero, APN Fay Spragley, NP Anonymous

Suri B. Ponamgi, MD Anca Popa, MD The Radiation Medicine Center Suresh Raina, MD Mercedes N. Rudelli, MD Frank Santos, MD Betty J. Saroli Lorna T. Schneider, RN Fay Spragley, NP Stephen M. Thomsen, MD

HONORING OUR DONORS

Donations In Memory of Maria E. Bornia, MD

Arthur E. Imperatore LEGACY SOCIETY Gifts to this planned giving society supports Palisades Medical Center beyond your lifetime through wills, charitable trusts and gift annuities. In recognition of Arthur E. Imperatore’s generous bequest of $2 million, the Legacy Society now bears his name. Harold Azmelian+

John C. Meditz*

Julius Broatman+

Betty Rosenthal+

Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr.

Walter G. Terwedow, MD+

Walter+ and Irma Leichter+

Bernadine Wegner+

Edward F. Malzone+

Rose Weller+

Harriet Mapai+

Anonymous

Lists represent donations received by 12/31/2012. We sincerely regret any errors or omissions. * Palisades Medical Center and PMC Foundation Board Members

+ Deceased

www.palisadesmedicalfoundation.org

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END NOTES

PA L I S A D E S

M E D I C A L

C E N T E R

Healthcare Leader, Community Partner

Palisades Medical Center’s move to its current waterfront location 35 years ago was driven in large part by a dedicated group of community members. Their goal was to ensure that our families and neighbors have access to superior healthcare close to home. Community engagement is a central part of the PMC heritage. As a nonprofit hospital, Palisades remains true to its mission of providing the highest quality, compassionate care for everyone. While it is important that hospitals provide the leadership and resources necessary to reach out to the community to improve the health of all residents, including the most vulnerable, it is an economic reality that hospitals must be attentive to the bottom line. As a Board Member and local resident 22

I have witnessed how Palisades is able to balance the two. It is a strong hospital that continues to advance and invest in new technology, equipment and programs while being proactive in fulfilling community needs. At the end of March a newly renovated, state-of-the-art pediatric unit was opened to better serve the growing number of children that PMC serves. The weekend before more than 300 people participated in a health fair at a local school, sponsored and staffed by PMC. Tests for high blood pressure, bold sugar and cholesterol were done as screens for heart disease and diabetes. To invest in both facilities improvements and community outreach requires many partners including those who pro-

vide philanthropic support. Our Annual Honor Roll of Donors, in the center of this magazine, recognizes the individuals, corporations and foundations who give in support of the mission of PMC. We are grateful for their contributions. When you make a gift to PMC you become a partner with us in the noble work of providing the highest quality healthcare in a safe and compassionate environment. The impact of your gift on just one patient’s life is immeasurable. Sincerely,

John C. Meditz Chairman of the Board Palisades Medical Center Foundation 22


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Giving to

Palisades Medical Center

Every contribution directly impacts patient care at PMC and the Harborage ANNUAL FUND:

Gifts to the Annual Fund can be designated for a specific program or service or used where they are needed most.

TRIBUTE GIFTS: Make a lasting gift to honor a loved one, both living and deceased, by adding their name to our giving tree prominently displayed in our hospital lobby.

FOOTPRINTS OF OUR FUTURE: This is a wonderful way for parents, grandparents, family members and friends to pay tribute to the new baby in your life or honor someone born at PMC by dedicating a footprint tile for permanent display in our maternity unit.

GUARDIAN ANGELS: Grateful patients and families can thank and honor a PMC physician, nurse, or staff member for delivering great care by making a gift to our Guardian Angel program.

DOCTORS’ DAY CELEBRATION: March 30 of each year we honor physicians for their dedication and commitment to healing and keeping us healthy. You can make a gift to honor a doctor who has made an impact on your life.

ARTHUR E. IMPERATORE LEGACY SOCIETY: Contributions to this giving society allow donors to support PMC well beyond their lifetime through bequests, charitable trusts gift annuities and other planned gifts.

How to Give: You can make a gift by mailing your check made payable to: PMC Foundation, 7600 River Road, North Bergen, NJ 07047

Letter from the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR As Palisades Medical Center continues to advance and grow there is an important group of people to thank—our donors. The support of our current and future benefactors has never been more important. Although they may never have the opportunity to meet the people who benefit from their generosity, our donors know that impacting just one patient’s life for the better is a good return on their investment. The gifts we receive, no matter the size, have a widespread impact on patient care. There are limitless ways that your gift will make a difference at PMC. The stories in this magazine highlight a selection of the ways that we continue to improve our programs and services for patients. The volunteers, board members, medical staff, administrators and employees who fueled the move to our current location 35 years ago can boast of its success. As good stewards of your gifts we pledge to provide exceptional patient care, expand and enhance our services and facilities to make sure that you something to boast about as well.

To make an online gift using a credit card: Please visit www.palisadesmedicalfoundation.org/donate_now Our website also includes additional information on making a gift, including donating appreciated securities.

Joseph Burt VP/Executive Director Palisades Medical Center Foundation 23


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PMC Pulse (Summer 2013)  

The Summer 2013 edition of the PMC Pulse, a publication of the Palisades Medical Center Foundation.

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