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Annual Gift Helps Kids Hospitalized at Clara Maass Medical Center Enjoy the Fun of Halloween

10/31/2017

CMMC Halloween 2017

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 Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit www.rwjbh.org/claramaass.

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