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The Provident Grant Foundation Awards Major Grant in Belleville

Grant Funds will help support program established at Clara Maass Medical Center to meet healthcare needs of the Latino Community

Belleville, New Jersey The Provident Bank Foundation presented a major grant in the amount of $15,000 to Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, to support its Center of Excellence for Latino Health. The Center, which was established within the Medical Center in 2016, was selected to receive the grant based on its focus on improving the healthcare needs of the Latino community and its work to improve disparate health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity and cancer.

“The Provident Bank Foundation is honored to help further initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of residents in our local area,” said Jane Kurek, Executive Director, of The Provident Bank Foundation. “We are pleased to support organizations that contribute to a sense of community and offer a diverse set of programs that make people healthier, happier and safer.”

“We are very fortunate and thankful to have the support of The Provident Bank Foundation” said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center. “This grant award will help the Center to continue its work to bring health information, education and screenings to the Latino community -- in their native language so that they are empowered and informed about ways to achieve good health” Clyne said.

“With knowledge, there is power, and I am truly honored that The Provident Bank Foundation shares the Center’s vision for ensuring that the Latino community is able to access healthcare and its related services when it is needed” said Sarah Bonilla, MPH, Program Manager for the Center of Excellence for Latino Health.

The grant was presented on August 15, 2019 to Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center, by Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation, along with Laura Mendes, First VP/Market Manager of Provident Bank. The check presentation was also attended by Celeste A. Oranchak, Vice President, Foundation and Development, Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation, Elizabeth Bennett, Director of Development, Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation, Desyra Highsmith-Holcomb, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Clara Maass Medical Center and Frank Mazzarella, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Clara Maass Medical Center.

The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve. The Provident Bank Foundation’s funding directly supports efforts to enhance the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank through three Funding Priority Areas: Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.

CMMC and Provident Bank Foundation

From L-R: Elizabeth Bennett, Director of Development, Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation; Desyra Highsmith-Holcomb, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Clara Maass Medical Center; Frank Mazzarella, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Clara Maass Medical Center; Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Clara Maass Medical Center; Jane A. Kurek, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation; Laura Mendes, First Vice President, Market Manager, Provident Bank and Celeste A. Oranchak, Vice President, Foundation and Development, Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation.

 

About The Provident Bank Foundation
The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $25 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information, visit www.theprovidentbankfoundation.org or call (862) 260-3990.

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 opened a new Emergency Department and in 2017m completed a 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 or visit www.rwjbh.org/claramaass