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Clara Maass Medical Center and the New Jersey Lions Clubs of Harrison and District 16N Announce Partnership

Recycle for Sight Program Seeks to Collect Donations of Eyeglasses  for the Benefit of Those in Need

CMMC and the NJ Lions Clubs of Harrison and District 16N Announce Partnership

(L-R): From Clara Maass Medical Center Frank Mazzarella, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Connie Snelgrove, APN, RN, Perioperative Services; Ruth Lambo, Community Health Outreach Coordinator; Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer; Desyra Highsmith Holcomb, Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Alfred Torres, Chief Human Resources Officer and 16 N Past District Governor (PDG) and Harrison Lion Nicholas J. Landy and PDG Richard ‘Rick’ Chittum; Fran Montelone, RN, Director of Physician Services; Harrison Lion PDG Paula Tarantino Maione and Club President Louis Lambe; and Tracy Thompson, Patient Experience Associate at Clara Maass Medical Center.

Belleville, NJ – Clara Maass Medical Center, the Harrison Lions Club and District 16N Lions Club of New Jersey announced a partnership on June 26 to collect eyeglasses to be recycled for the benefit of those in need.

Called ‘Recycle for Sight’, the program enables the community to donate new or gently used eyeglasses for adults or children in conveniently located collection stations at Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health: in the Main Lobby, the Hospital Cafeteria and the Eye Surgery Center. The Medical Center is located at 1 Clara Maass Drive in Belleville.

For more information about the ‘Recycle for Sight’ program, contact Ruth Lambo of the Community Health Department at Clara Maass Medical Center at (973) 450-2997 or or the Harrison Lions Club of Harrison and Northern New Jersey at

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 designated new space to accommodate our future Emergency Department expansion. Clara Maass’ services include: The Cancer Center, Center for Breast Health and Disease Management, Radiation Oncology, Infusion Therapy, Cardiac Services Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Cardiac Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Lab, The Vein Center, The Wound Center, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation; Therapy Services which includes, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, The Eye Surgery Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, Pediatrics, Center of Excellence for Latino Health, and the Health and Wellness Center. Clara Maass has been recognized with twelve Grade ‘A’ scores for patient safety and quality by The Leapfrog Group. It is listed by the American Hospital Association as one of Healthcare’s Most Wired hospitals. In 2016-17 Clara Maass has received the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award and the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award. Clara Maass received Disease Specific Care Certification from the Joint Commission for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Congestive Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Advanced Certification in Palliative Care. Clara Maass earned 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.