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State-of-the-Art Operating Rooms Now Open at Clara Maass Medical Center

New Operating Rooms will Enhance Surgical Services and Expand Surgical Capacity

Belleville, NJ – Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health has expanded its surgical capacity with the addition of four new operating rooms. A ceremonial ribbon was cut on May 28, 2019 to mark the official opening of the new operating rooms at Clara Maass Medical Center.

Three of the new rooms will be used for general surgical procedures, and a fourth is designed for a hybrid operating room, including advanced medical imaging devices that facilitate minimally invasive surgery.

“The additional four operating rooms are one of many investments that we have made to readily accommodate the surgical needs of our patients and surgeons, all with the goal of offering the very best in healthcare to those we serve as we have done throughout our 150 year history” said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center. “I appreciate the hard work and dedication of our construction partner, the entire health care team members, our surgeons, and anesthesia team that were instrumental in assisting us to see this project to completion” Clyne said.

“Each new room is spectacular – they are spacious and feature advanced technology which will really make conducting surgery at Clara Maass Medical Center with ease” said Robert Brautigan, MD, President of the Clara Maass Medical Center Medical Staff and General Surgeon.

“These state-of-the art rooms are a great addition to our hospital,” says Edward Mercogliano, MD, Director of Surgery at Clara Maass Medical Center. “They will allow us to perform more laparoscopic and robotic surgeries, and our patients benefit from being able to have state-of-the-art surgery right here at Clara Maass” Mercogliano said.

Joining Clyne for the ceremonial ribbon cutting were: John Kelly, MD, Past President of the Medical Staff and Medical Director of the Transitional Care Unit; Robert A. Gaccione, Chairman, Clara Maass Medical Center Board of Trustees; Maria Nagamos, RN, Nurse Manager, Perioperative Services; Bonnie Geissler, RN, MHA, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care Services; Susan Gallina, MSN, MAS, RN, CNOR, HN-BC, CCAP, Director of Perioperative Services; Eileen Fishman, Member of the Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees; Edward Mercogliano, MD, Director of Surgical Services; and Robert Brautigan, MD, President of the Clara Maass Medical Center Medical Staff.

CMMC Operating Room

In photo (L-R): John Kelly, MD, Past President of the Medical Staff and Medical Director of the Transitional Care Unit; Robert A. Gaccione, Chairman, Clara Maass Medical Center Board of Trustees; Maria Nagamos, RN, Nurse Manager, Perioperative Services; Bonnie Geissler, RN, MHA, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care Services; Susan Gallina, MSN, MAS, RN, CNOR, HN-BC, CCAP, Director of Perioperative Services; Eileen Fishman, Member of the Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees; Edward Mercogliano, MD, Director of Surgical Services; Robert Brautigan, MD, President of the Clara Maass Medical Center Medical Staff and Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Clara Maass Medical Center.

CMMC Operating Room

One of four new operating rooms at Clara Maass Medical Center
that will be used for general surgical procedures.

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 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 or visit www.rwjbh.org/claramaass.