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Bloomfield Rotary Club Welcomes Clara Maas Medical Center’s Leadership as its Newest Member


Mary Ellen Clyne PhD President and CEO CMMCBELLEVILLE – Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center was inducted on June 29th as a member of the Bloomfield Rotary Club. The club, which was established in 2010, is a local unit of Rotary International which brings together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. Worldwide, there are more than 30,000 clubs with over 1 million members, who are known as “Rotarians.”

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Clyne as one of our newest members” said Betty Shivdayal, President of the Bloomfield Rotary Club. “She is a visionary who brings enthusiasm, leadership, and a genuine commitment to serve our community.” Shivdayal is also Vice President and Territory Sales Manager at Valley National Bank.

“There is no greater joy than the fulfillment that stems from helping others” said Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center. “As a Rotarian, I look forward to bringing new partnerships to Bloomfield that will result in a stronger, healthier community.”

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, Clyne oversees all initiatives supporting the delivery of patient care, financial stability, strategic planning, quality, patient safety and community relations for the Medical Center. She brings 30 years of diverse health care experience as a Registered Nurse, teacher, author, and administrator who has a strong record of clinical growth and an expansive knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations.

Dr. Clyne is the only woman heading an Acute Care, Community Based, hospital in Essex County. Clara Maass Medical Center is a leading health care facility located in Belleville, New Jersey that provides quality care to residents of Essex, Hudson and Passaic Counties.

Under Dr. Clyne’s leadership, Clara Maass Medical Center has earned numerous accolades – including eight consecutive Grade “A” Hospital Safety scores from The Leapfrog Group, making it just one out of 133 hospitals in the nation to earn this distinction; rank by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 50 Hospital in the New York Metro Area for three consecutive rating periods. In 2014, Clara Maass received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks, and The Joint Commission awarded Clara Maass as a Top Performing Hospital with its third consecutive year. Additionally, the Joint Commission has granted Clara Maass Medical Center with their Gold Seal of Approval® for care of patients with AMI, CHF, Cardiac Rehab, Hip and Knee Replacement.

Dr. Clyne is the first person to earn her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in nursing at Seton Hall University, where she also serves as a clinical and adjunct professor. She has conducted and participated in many nursing research studies.

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. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit

About RWJBarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey, caring for a service area of more than five million residents. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH in New Brunswick and Somerville, RWJUH- Hamilton, RWJUH- Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children’s Specialized Hospital), a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and four accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s second largest private employer – with more than 32,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for its outstanding quality and safety.

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