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Clara Maass Medical Center President and CEO Named a Distinguished Alumnus of Seton Hall University


Mary Ellen Clyne PhD President and CEO CMMC

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC), was recognized by Seton Hall University College of Nursing and Alumni Relations as a Distinguished Alumnus at the 2016 Margaret C. Haley Awards on September 26 at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange.

Dr. Clyne received the renowned Margaret C. Haley Award that is bestowed annually to an alumnus of Seton Hall University College of Nursing who has significantly contributed to the Nursing profession.

Named after Margaret C. Haley, who served as a Dean of Seton Hall from 1951 through 1967, the annual event celebrates the success of the College of Nursing’s alumni. It also gives students an opportunity to network with accomplished nurse leaders.

Dr. Clyne was the first person to earn her Bachelors (B.S.N.), Masters (M.S.N.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Nursing at Seton Hall University. Her fierce dedication to the nursing profession, led her to serve as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University. In 2012, she was inducted into the Seton Hall University College of Nursing Hall of Honor at the college’s 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

As CMMC’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Clyne leads a team of 2,300 employees, which includes 750 Nurses. She is very proud to be engaged with more than 700 Physicians and more than 200 Volunteers at CMMC. Dr. Clyne is transforming the way health care is being delivered at Clara Maass. Under her leadership, a major on-campus construction project is taking place for the first time in more than a decade. The new four-story, 87,000 square foot building features a state-of-the-art, private 32-bed Intensive Care Unit, two-levels of Medical Office Building space, an expanded Emergency Department, a new main lobby, a fifth level addition to the parking garage, a renovated Recovery Room, and four new Operating Rooms.

CMMC received numerous accolades and awards including: three consecutive Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades; ranking among the 50 Best Regional Hospitals in the New York Metropolitan Area for three consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report; ranking as the second highest in New Jersey for hospital safety by Consumer Reports and top in the state for the treatment of Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Attacks by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. This year, in addition to serving as the Grand Marshal of the Nutley Irish American Association’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, she was named on the NJBIZ 50 Best Women in Business Awards list.

About Clara Maass Medical Center
Located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas 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 Services, 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, Pediatrics, Video EEG Testing, Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy Services, The Infusion Center, Radiation Oncology services, a Radiology Department, an Emergency Department, and Robotic Surgery. Clara Maass is an eight-time recipient of the “A” 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, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit

About Seton Hall University College of Nursing
Seton Hall University College of Nursing offered the first baccalaureate nursing program in New Jersey in 1937 and is CCNE-accredited through June of 2019. The graduate program was established in 1975 and the PhD program opened in 2006. US News and World Report ranks Seton Hall University College of Nursing as one of the top graduate nursing programs in the country. The College of Nursing’s mission is to educate baccalaureate-prepared generalists and advanced practitioners of nursing who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession.

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