Clara Maass Medical Center celebrates the completion of its new state-of-the-art
Learning Center. The brand new Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Learning
Center at Greifinger
Lecture Hall is a 90-seat ultramodern learning space suitable for medical
lectures and seminars. Videoconferencing and whiteboard technology is
available in the lecture hall, enhancing education and communication to
the Medical Center.
The renovation was made possible thanks to the generous support of Healthcare
Foundation of New Jersey, and so many in our community.
Previously, educational sessions, conferences, lectures and meetings were
hosted in the learning center, but the room had limited technology. Now,
the 1,224-square-foot room will serve as a "Smart Classroom"
with a lectern equipped with a computer and audiovisual control equipment
allowing an instructor to teach using a wide variety of media. An 87-inch
Smartboard interactive whiteboard system allows the presenter to incorporate
multimedia elements, including videos and interactive demonstrations.
The Smartboard also helps instructors provide medical professionals with
access to the latest research and evidenced-based practices for their
Members of the community benefit from attending wellness programs, learning
about medical advancements, disease management and preventative care,
both in person and from web-based lectures, video demonstrations and interactive
participatory learning sessions, thanks to the features in the new learning center.
Videoconferencing capabilities enable CMMC health care professionals to
exchange clinical results, medical procedures and the latest advances
in medicine and patient care with health care professionals from RWJBarnabas
Health and from medical centers across the country.
"Being able to offer high-tech seminars right in our own medical center
enables our physicians and nurses to achieve new goals and to conduct
further research with much more ease and convenience than before,"
said Frank Mazzarella, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs.
"It also creates all new possibilities and chances for us to reach
the public, through Community Health."
"As with many of the Medical Center's renovations, the new lecture
hall could not have been accomplished without our generous donors and
the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey," said Jane Newman Kessler,
CFRE, Vice President, CMMC Foundation. "The new learning center is
a treat for all of our health care professionals and community members
Photo Caption: Left to right, Robert Lekich, owner of Hudson Construction, looks over
plans with Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer
of Clara Maass Medical Center and Jane Newman Kessler, right, Vice President
of CMMC Foundation.