County Exec Tedesco appoints 15 to study future of Bergen Regional Medical Center
From The Record, June 12, 2015
Bergen County Executive James Tedesco on Friday named 15 members to a task force that will study the future of Bergen Regional Medical Center.
Tedesco wants the panel to come up with recommendations on what should be done when the current 19-year lease with the private company running the county-owned hospital expires on March 1, 2017….
Among the committee members are:
Steven Tully, associate director of AFSCME Council 52, a labor union representing many of the employees at the hospital.
Barbara Rosen, a registered nurse and secretary-treasurer of Health Professionals and Allied Employees, the nurses’ union at the facility.
Dr. Luis E. Guerrero, an internist who practices medicine in the Bronx but lives in Bergen County, has a medical license in New Jersey and has no affiliation with any of Bergen County’s other hospitals.
Teaneck Mayor Lizette P. Parker.
Karen Ann Alelis, a disease-prevention-and-control program manager with the county Department of Health.
Mary Ann Uzzi, a mental-health advocate and founder of Stigma Free Paramus.
Bergen County Surrogate Michael Dressler.
John Bang, a Fort Lee lawyer who previously served as director of constituent services for the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Rabbi Neal Borovitz, a board member with the Bergen Regional Foundation.
Malcolm A. Borg, chairman of North Jersey Media Group, which publishes the Record. He was president of the Board of Managers of Bergen Pines County Hospital in 1979 and a board member between 1974 and 1979. That capped a three-generation family involvement with the institution.
A.J. Luna, director of the Bergen County Division of Veterans Services.
Kimberly Birdsall, a former Rutherford councilwoman and nurse who was recently appointed to the board of commissioners of the Bergen County Improvement Authority, which oversees the hospital lease and provides capital improvements.
County Administrator Dominic Novelli. A veteran county employee, Novelli previously worked for the Improvement Authority and will serve as chairman of the committee.