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Clara Maass Medical Center President and CEO Honored at Executive Women of New Jersey’s Salute to Policy Makers Awards Dinner

05/16/2014

Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center (bottom right), was presented with an award at the Executive Women of New Jersey’s Salute to Policy Makers Awards Dinner on May 8, by Peter Norcia, CMMC Board of Trustee Treasurer (pictured seated next to Dr. Clyne). Nutley Mayor Alphonse Petracco (standing left), and Lyndhurst Mayor and CMMC Board of Trustees member Robert Giangeruso (standing right) joined to honor Dr. Clyne.

Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center (bottom right), was presented with an award at the Executive Women of New Jersey's Salute to Policy Makers Awards Dinner on May 8, by Peter Norcia, CMMC Board of Trustee Treasurer (pictured seated next to Dr. Clyne). Nutley Mayor Alphonse Petracco (standing left), and Lyndhurst Mayor and CMMC Board of Trustees member Robert Giangeruso (standing right) joined to honor Dr. Clyne.

Belleville, NJ – Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC), and resident of Hillsborough, NJ, was honored at the Executive Women of New Jersey's 15th biannual Salute to the Policy Makers 2014 Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 8 in New Brunswick.

The Executive Women of New Jersey serves as the premier organization for senior level women in New Jersey. It offers professional networking environments for women in business and promotes gender diversity in the boardroom.

Dr. Clyne was honored among 33 executive women in New Jersey, including Barnabas Health colleagues Alison Grann, MD, Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Tracy L. Munford, Vice President of Public Relations and Community Affairs, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey.

"It was an honor not only to be recognized by Executive Women of New Jersey but to be around such wonderful and inspirational women leading the way in business and healthcare in New Jersey," said Dr. Clyne.

Dr. Clyne was joined that night by members of her Clara Maass Medical Center Senior Management team as well as Peter Norcia, CMMC Board of Trustee Treasurer, Nutley Mayor Alphonse Petracco, and Lyndhurst Mayor and CMMC Board of Trustees member Robert Giangeruso.

Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center since 2010. Under her leadership, the Medical Center has earned numerous accolades – including five consecutive Grade "A" scores from the Leapfrog Group, a spot on the Becker's Hospital Review list of "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs," and three consecutive Patient Safety Excellence Awards from HealthGrades, which put the Medical Center in the top 10 percent nationwide for patient safety in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Previously, Dr. Clyne served as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Clara Maass. She has also held nursing supervisor and director positions at: The General Hospital Center at Passaic, The Hospital Center at Orange, and Overlook Hospital.

Clara Maass continues to set the standard for delivering quality care. In 2014, Clara Maass Medical Center received its fifth consecutive Grade "A" score in Hospital Safety by the Leapfrog Group, making it one of 251 hospitals in the entire nation to achieve an "A" in all five scores releases from the nation's leading experts on patient safety. In 2013, Becker's Hospital Review named it one of "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs" and HealthGrades awarded Clara Maass a Patient Safety Excellence Award™, placing the Medical Center in the top 10 percent nationwide for patient safety. HealthGrades also awarded CMMC its second consecutive Emergency Medicine Excellence Award in 2012. The Joint Commission named Clara Maass a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for the treatment of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care for the second time in a row in 2012. The Medical Center is ranked among the 50 Best Regional Hospitals in the New York Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report. 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. 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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