Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Clara Maass
Medical Center, cuts the ribbon marking the grand opening of the medical
center’s new 87,000-square-foot, four-story addition, and is pictured
with (L to R, to the right of Dr. Clyne): Robert A. Gaccione, Esq, Chairman,
CMMC Board of Trustees; Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive
Officer, RWJBarnabas Health; Jack Morris, Chairman, RWJBarnabas Health
Board of Trustees, as well as CMMC physicians and local elected officials.
The building, a two-and-a-half-year-long project, features a new 27,000-square-foot
ICU with private patient rooms that average 350 square feet, and include
couches with pull-out beds for family members, a patient registration
center, retail pharmacy and medical office space.
Belleville, New Jersey, April 5, 2017 --- More than two hundred community members, RWJBarnabas Health administrators,
physicians, hospital staff and representatives from Rendina Healthcare
Real Estate gathered at Clara Maass Medical Center recently to commemorate
the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the medical center’s new
“I am proud to be here on this incredible day,” said Barry
H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health.
“This facility personifies Clara Maass Medical Center’s loyalty
to its community to provide the highest level of care possible. RWJBarnabas
Health will continue to build the kind of facilities necessary to fulfill
the many needs of our communities.”
The spacious building will house Clara Maass Medical Center’s new
main entrance and lobby, patient registration area, a retail pharmacy
and 27,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art 32-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
featuring all private patient rooms designed to create a relaxing, healing
environment for both patients and families.
The new ICU is designed to be completely family-centric and offers patients
private, expansive rooms with pull-out beds for family members; family
nutrition centers; comforting family waiting areas and a tranquility room
for families and staff. The suite is designed to provide special healing
features including privacy, soothing colors, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The ICU is also equipped with the latest medical technology available
and state-of-the-art patient monitoring systems.
“We are here as a community to unlock the future of health care,”
said Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer for
Clara Maass Medical Center. “I am honored to welcome you into our
brand new building and am delighted to celebrate the opening of this wonderful
new facility with our community, our partners at Rendina Real Estate,
members of our esteemed medical staff, our nurses and our RWJBarnabas
The new building will be open within a few weeks. For more information
about Clara Maass Medical Center and the new building, please visit
One of 32 private rooms in the new Intensive Care Unit at Clara Maass Medical
Center, part of the new building at the Belleville hospital.
The new main entrance and lobby at Clara Maass Medical Center, part of
the new building at the Belleville hospital.