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Clara Maass Medical Center Offers FREE Cardiac and Concussion Screenings for Student/Athletes Age 18 and Under


May 4 “Play it Safe” event will be held from
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cancer Center

Belleville, NJ - Athletes under the age of 18 will be able to get free cardiac and concussion screenings sponsored by Clara Maass Medical Center on May 4 on the CMMC campus at 1 Clara Maass Drive in Belleville.

Professional medical staff will conduct a cardiac risk assessment and impact screening for young athletes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.

Cardiac screenings are available for the first 150 athletes, ages 6 to 18, who register and concussion screenings are available for the first 80 athletes, ages 12 and up, who register through this toll-free number: 1-888-724-7123.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for young athletes to get a preventative screening at no cost that will help protect them from injury or illness on the athletic field,” said Dr. Frank Mazzarella, Vice President of the Medical Staff at CMMC.

“We are so delighted to be able to offer this valuable community service and encourage student-athletes and their parents to take advantage of it. The screenings are conveniently located at our nearby campus,” said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of CMMC.

The Play it Safe program is being coordinated as part of the Matthew J. Morahan, III, Health Assessment Center for Athletes, a Barnabas Health program.

Clara Maass Medical Center has won numerous awards and accolades. It is ranked among the 50 Best Regional Hospitals in the New York Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report. It has received two Grade “A” scores in Hospital Safety by the Leapfrog Group. HealthGrades awarded Clara Maass an Emergency Medicine Excellence Award. Thomson Reuters named Clara Maass among the top 100 hospitals nationwide in 2012, one of only three hospitals in New Jersey to attain the distinction. In addition, Clara Maass won the Thomson Reuters Everest Award, one of 12 hospitals in the United States to do so. Clara Maass Medical Center was ranked as the second highest in New Jersey for hospital safety by Consumer Reports. It is ranked top in the state for the treatment of Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Attacks by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services.

Located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Clara Maass’ centers and services include The Health and Wellness Center, Nuclear Medicine, The Cancer Center at Clara Maass, Adult Cardiac Services including Diagnostic Services, Cardiac Catheterization, Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Center, Same Day Surgery, The Wound Center at Clara Maass, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation Services, The Eye Surgery Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, as well as Pediatrics. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit

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Date: April 10, 2013

Contact: Elizabeth Moore/Courtney Lynch
Public Relations Department

Categories: Children's,Heart,Neuroscience,Press Releases