history_img4With the departure of a long-term executive director in 1992, NewBridge was at a crossroads, faced with a choice that would decide its very existence: remain independent despite financial uncertainty or allow an area hospital to absorb the nonprofit. The board voted 11 to 1 to cede independence, but the lone dissent cast by member Marie Cetrulo prompted the board to reassess its position. After a great deal of investigation and soul-searching, the board determined that the commitment NewBridge had made to its communities would be diminished if it followed that path. The board then voted unanimously to stay true to its mission.

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