In photo (L-R): Laura Pantusco, Certified Clinical Life Specialist at Clara
Maass Medical Center with 10-y ear old patient, William McCusker.
Belleville, NJ – Thanks to support from the Kids Helping Kids Foundation North Jersey,
Inc. children who are inpatients at Clara Maass Medical Center, an facility
of RWJBarnabas Health are able to take part in holiday festivities, including
Halloween. The gift enables hospital staff to distribute ‘treat
bags’ stuffed with candy, toys and other fun items to pediatric
inpatients on major holidays that include Halloween, Easter, and Christmas.
The bags are then distributed to pediatric inpatients by Certified Child
Life Specialist Laura Pantusco.
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 recently completed state-of-the-art campus
expansion project featuring a new four-story 87,000 square foot building
with a private, 32-bed Intensive Care Unit, new main entrance and lobby,
retail pharmacy, patient registration area and Emergency Department expansion.
Clara Maass’ services include The Cancer Center, Adult Cardiac Services
including Diagnostic Services, Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and
Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute,
a Vascular and Vein Center, The Wound Center, The Center for Sleep Disorders,
The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation Services, The Eye Surgery
Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, Pediatrics, Center of
Excellence for Latino Health, and the Health and Wellness Center. Clara
Maass is listed by the American Hospital Association as one of Healthcare’s
Most Wired hospitals. Clara Maass’ steadfast commitment to improve
the health and well-being of the communities it serves is exemplified
through award winning programs including the nationally recognized HELP
Volunteer program, recipient of the American Hospital Association 2017
HAVE Award, and the Wellness Assessment Van for Elders (WAVE) which was
recognized as the New Jersey Hospital Association’s 2017 HRET Community
Outreach Award. For a physician referral or more information about Clara
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