GivingMission Moments

Mission Moments

The Jersey City Medical Center Foundation exists to support the vital services and programs at Jersey City Medical Center. We are fortunate to have the support of literally thousands of donors and friends who make philanthropic contributions and selflessly give their time to keep our community healthy.

Below are some Mission Moments made possible through the tremendous support of our very generous community. We could not do it without you.

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Jersey City Medical Center Dedicates Serenity Garden and Stained-Glass Artwork as a Tribute to COVID-19 Relief

JCMC Serenity Garden

Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, unveiled its new serenity garden and “Healing and Hope” stained-glass artwork designed by local artist Harriet Hyams yesterday.

The serenity garden serves as a place of reflection and peace for patients, employees, and members of the community. The stained-glass artwork is dedicated by Hyams to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez who was instrumental in obtaining funds to build the hospital. The garden was established through donations from the community, with a recognition wall dedicated to all who supported the hospital’s COVID-19 Emergency Response, front-line caregivers, and those whose memory they honor.

“We are delighted to unveil our new serenity garden and stained-glass artwork in honor of our COVID-19 response and the support of our community,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and Chief Executive Officer for Jersey City Medical Center. “This beautiful space and artwork will be a source of solitude, respite, and peace for employees, patients, visitors and our community.”

W. Nevins McCann, Partner at Connell Foley, LLP, who donated generously toward the serenity garden said “It was important my colleagues and I to deliver peace to our community by supporting the creation of a space for patients, visitors and employees and their families. The Serenity Garden was a place of reflection and comfort for me personally during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Hyams said it was an honor to participate in this project. “I hope that the artwork and the serenity garden will bring comfort to those who visit and serve as a reminder of the strength and resilience of Jersey City,” she said.

The artwork may be seen from the Grand Street side of the Medical Center, near Jersey Avenue. The Serenity Garden is located on Jersey Avenue, near the main entrance of Jersey City Medical Center.

JCMC Serenity Garden

Pictured above (from left to right): Dr. Akunyili, JCMC Chief Medical Officer; Harriet Hyams, stained-glass artist; Michael Prilutsky, JCMC President & CEO; Carlos Lejnieks, President & CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties and JCMC Hospital Board Chair; Suraj Kaufman, CEO & Founder Sneaker Room Jersey City and JCMC Foundation Board Member; Glenn Miller, EVP, Chief Development Officer RWJBarnabas Health; Christina Bishop-Feeny, AVP JCMC Foundation.

JCJF Barnabas team

Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) is proud to have been part of and a major sponsor of the Jersey City Jazz Festival, which showcased over 100 musicians on June 1 – 4. Thank you to Riverview Jazz, led by Bryan Beninghove, and the entire team for the partnership and for organizing an amazing outdoor community event. Together we are creating and sustaining healthy communities!

Over 20 employees of the Medical Center were among many who enjoyed great music, including Michael Prilutsky, President and CEO; JCMC Board Members, Suraj Kaufman and Ansar Batool, and Christina Bishop-Feeny, Assistant Vice President, Jersey City Medical Center Foundation.

“We invest in healthy communities and we want people to be healthy. There is nothing that makes one more healthy than listening to wonderful, beautiful music in the fresh air,” said Michael Prilutsky. “We grow with Jersey City and are very proud to be a major sponsor.”

JCMC FoodFarmacy- Green Apple

The Green Apple RX FoodFarmacy at Jersey City Medical Center is leading the way in addressing food insecurity and promoting nutritional counseling for patients with chronic health conditions. With donor support, the Food FARMacy has screened more than 1,200 primary care patients for food insecurity and has distributed 3,000+ bags of food to community members in Hudson County. To support Food FARMacy, view HERE.

Jersey City Medical Center Celebrates the Opening of a New Satellite Facility at Exchange Place

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

New Satelite Facility

Jersey City Medical Center, celebrated the opening of a new satellite facility at Exchange Place. Local and state officials, including Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, joined the Medical Center in the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the new medical facility’s official opening.

“With a focus on providing comprehensive care right in the heart of the community, our new satellite location at Exchange Place offers a range of primary and specialty services and top-notch rehabilitation services,” said Michael Prilutsky, President & CEO at Jersey City Medical Center, adding, “Our new facility complements other locations around Jersey City and Hudson County to bring care closer to where people live, right in their communities. It’s part of our mission of healing, enhancing, and investing in Hudson County.”

“The Medical Center’s new satellite facility at Exchange Place represents a significant milestone in expanding access to high-quality healthcare for residents throughout Hudson County. We are proud to partner with the Jersey City Medical Center in bringing these essential services to our community,” Mayor Fulop said.

The new satellite facility is located at 95 Greene St. in Jersey City. Visits are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment for primary or specialty care with any specialist, please call 201-499-8730. For outpatient rehabilitation services such as physical or occupational therapy, please call 201-499-8700. Those seeking care in speech therapy and audiology, please dial 201-499-8720.