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U.S. News and World Report Ranks Clara Maass Medical Center Among the Best Hospitals in New York Area

07/24/2013

Clara Maass Ranked 15th in State of New Jersey, 36th in NY Metro Area and Was Recognized for High Performance in Four Specialty Areas in Annual “Best Hospitals” Edition

Clara Maass Recognized for High Performance in Four Specialty Areas in Annual Best Hospitals Edition

Belleville, NJ – U.S. News & World Report recently named Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, among the 2013-2014 Best Hospitals in the New York Metro Area and scored the Medical Center as High Performing in four specialty areas: Diabetes, Nephrology, Neurology and Orthopedics.

Clara Maass joins Newark Beth Israel and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, also Barnabas Health facilities, in achieving this recognition.

It is the fourth consecutive year that Clara Maass has been listed by U.S. News & World Report among the best hospitals in the New York Metro Area in its “Best Hospitals” edition.

“We are proud again to be recognized for providing outstanding health care to our patients and the members of the communities we serve,” said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center. “It is a testament to the hard work and excellence of our medical staff and employees.”

Recently, the New Jersey State Department of Health rated Clara Maass Medical Center top in the state for patient treatment of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Infection Prevention in its annual Hospital Performance Report.

In addition, the report cited CMMC for having an excellent record of patient safety, scoring zero or very low in the number of unsafe incidences involving patients, according to 2011 data examined by the state Department of Health.

Clara Maass Medical Center is a 469-bed acute care facility located in Belleville, NJ and serves patients primarily from Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties. It boasts a comprehensive Cancer Center, Robotic-Surgery options, a Level II Special Care Nursery and several Centers for Excellence, including: The Center for Sleep Disorders; The Eye Surgery Center; The Joint & Spine Institute; The Weight Loss Institute of New Jersey; Same Day Surgery; two Behavioral Health Units; The Health and Wellness Center and Cardiac Services that include emergent and elective angioplasty.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings were completed based on information provided by the American Hospital Association, which compiles data on hospitals in the United States based on surveys and other sources. The publication initially evaluated 5,000 hospitals in its rankings, looking at patient safety, mortality rates, physician specialists and other categories.

The U.S. News & World Report annual hospital rankings were released this week and can be found here: http://usnews.com.

Date: July 24, 2013

Contact: Elizabeth Moore
Director of Public Relations
elimoore@barnabashealth.org
973-450-2996

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