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Clara Maass Medical Center Holds Beam Signing Event to Celebrate Campus Expansion Milestone


BELLEVILLE, NJ (December 8, 2015) – Clara Maass Medical Center administrators, medical staff, and community leaders gathered to affix their signatures to a steel beam signifying a major campus expansion construction milestone.

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This is the first major on-campus expansion project in more than a decade. Renovations for the $23 million project include construction of a brand new four-story, 87,000 square foot building featuring a state-of-the-art, private 32-bed Intensive Care Unit, two levels of Class–A space for physicians and a new main lobby.

When complete, the facility will create a new arrival experience for patients and visitors with a brand new hospital lobby and central registration featuring a showcase stairway and two-story atrium, gift shop and pharmacy on the ground level. Designed with the needs of a patient in mind, the entrance to the facility will be just steps away from the expanded parking garage and the front entrance will offer covered patient drop off areas.

“Our significant investment in this extensive renovation reinforces our commitment to transforming the delivery of quality health care for our patients,” said Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Office of Clara Maass Medical Center. “We’re excited to turn Clara Maass into the flagship health care provider in the region where we will offer exceptional health care services to the community.”

Nearly 200 individuals attended the celebration for the facility, which is scheduled to open early in 2017.

“We are proud to partner with Clara Maass Medical Center and Barnabas Health on a facility that literally changes the face of the hospital and provides better access to high quality healthcare for the residents of this community,” said Steve Barry, Executive Vice President of Rendina Healthcare Real Estate. “The physicians locating within the new facility will have access to the latest technology and patients will receive care in a comfortable healing environment.”

About Clara Maass Medical Center: 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. Clara Maass is an eight-time recipient of the A-rated Hospital Safety score from The Leap Frog Group, an independent national nonprofit group measuring hospital safety and quality. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass Medical Center, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit

CMMC Beam Signing 2015

Standing at the podium: Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center; Seated from left to right: Father Jack Donohue, Chaplain, Clara Maass Medical Center; John V. Kelly, MD, President, Clara Maass Medical Center Medical Staff; Rev. Hector Ramirez, Pastor, Riverside Community Church of Nutley; Stephen K. Barry, Executive Vice President, Business Development & Leasing, Rendina Healthcare Real Estate; Robert Gaccione, Esq., Chairman, CMMC Board of Directors; Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health

CMMC Beam Signing 2015

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