Belleville, NJ – When a patient comes to Clara Maass Medical Center for radiation services, each person is given individual attention and professional treatment in a healing environment.
“We want to make it as positive an experience as we can from the minute they step inside until the minute they leave,” said Dolly Razdan, M.D., the new Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Clara Maass Medical Center. “We want each of our staff to be very, very compassionate and caring.”
Dr. Razdan said the medical staff takes a team approach to patient care inside the Radiation Oncology Department. Each staff member is trained to listen to the needs of patients and refer any issues to the attending nurse or attending physician for resolution. “We are a very friendly place,” she said.
“We are so pleased and proud to welcome Dr. Dolly Razdan to the medical staff here at Clara Maass,” said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of CMMC. “Her medical expertise and leadership experience will enhance our growing Radiation Oncology program.”
Dr. Razdan brings a wealth of experience to the position as a practiced oncologist and professor. She said getting a cancer diagnosis can be scary for patients, so her goal is to make their radiation treatment as smooth as possible.
One of the advantages to getting radiation services at CMMC is that it is easy to navigate getting in and out of the building without a worry of getting lost or not finding parking.
The Radiation Oncology Department is located on the Sub-Ground floor of the Continuing Care Building, one floor down from the parking deck. With its decorative tile, waterfall, free coffee and spa-style robes, the goal is to provide patients with an accessible and comfortable environment during treatment.
“The most important thing you bring to patients is dignity and respect,” she said. Each patient deserves the highest quality of life possible while undergoing cancer treatment, she said, something that may be more accessible at Clara Maass.
“Clara Maass Medical Center really believes in taking care of the local population,” said Dr. Razdan. “We are allowing people to get good quality care in their backyard.”
Clara Maass Medical Center has won numerous awards and accolades. In 2013, Becker’s Hospital Review named it one of “100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.” It is ranked among the 50 Best Regional Hospitals in the New York Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report. In 2013, it also received its third consecutive Grade “A” score in Hospital Safety by the Leapfrog Group, along with a HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. 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 www.barnabashealth.org/claramaass
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Date: September 30, 2013
Contact: Courtney Lynch
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