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Clara Maass Medical Center Opens State-Of-The-Art Cancer Center Patients Can Get Comprehensive Care Close to Home


Belleville, NJ – Clara Maass Medical Center is proud to announce the Grand Opening of The Cancer Center, which will be dedicated at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

“This comprehensive cancer center will allow patients to consult with doctors, receive treatments and experience a complement of other services all in one location,” said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center. “Patient navigators will assist cancer patients with their appointments, treatments and other needs, in a single convenient location on the Clara Maass campus, which will make it easier for family members to be a part of the healing process.”

The Medical Director of The Cancer Center at Clara Maass Medical Center is Dr. James M. Orsini, MD.

The ceremony will include brief remarks, a formal ribbon-cutting, followed by light refreshments and tours of the center. The program begins at 3:30 p.m. Parking will be free for guests attending The Cancer Center Grand Opening.

The state-of-the-art center has two consultation rooms, four patient examination rooms, a conference room for support group meetings, a comfortable and spacious reception area, and a boutique with products especially for cancer patients – including prosthetics and wigs.

The serene atmosphere and elegantly-appointed interior were designed to give patients comfort and privacy while meeting with their health care providers and receiving medical care. An expert team of oncologists, surgeons, and cancer specialists – including plastic and reconstructive surgeons, hematologists, spine experts, pain management experts and fertility doctors - will work with each patient to develop an integrated and individualized cancer treatment plan.

Patient navigators will be available to help patients through the process of connecting with medical experts, scheduling appointments, streamlining medical records and receiving the care they need. Besides medical care, cancer patients at The Cancer Center at Clara Maass Medical Center can also take advantage of a whole host of additional services – including support groups, palliative care, psychological counseling, nutritional counseling, and referrals for alternative treatments.

In addition, patients can take advantage of acupuncture services, massage therapy and Reiki therapy, attend support group meetings and participate in smoking cessation programs.

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: January 8, 2013

Contact: Elizabeth Moore
Director of Public Relations

Categories: Cancer,Press Releases