Aug 30, 2022 Clara Maass Medical Center Rated High Performing in Three Adult Procedures and Conditions by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report High Performing hospital designations for three specialties: heart failure, kidney failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Belleville, New Jersey—August 30, 2022—For 2022-2023, Clara Maass Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a High Performing hospital in three specialties where it rates Common Adult Procedures and Conditions: heart failure, kidney failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

A High Performing rating from U.S. News & World Report recognizes care that was significantly better than the national average, based on objective measures such as patient outcomes, including 30-day mortality, 30-day readmission, discharge to home and length of stay.

Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Clara Maass Medical Center, said, “It is an honor to be among the nation’s hospitals that received High-Performing ratings in three areas and to be able to let our patients and community know that Clara Maass Medical Center will deliver the highest standard of health care when they turn to us. We constantly strive for excellence and high-reliability and these ratings show how well we are able to deliver on that promise.”

In 2022-2023, U.S. News & World Report rated the nation’s hospitals in a total of 17 Common Adult Procedures and Conditions. According to U.S. News & World Report, the goal of providing these ratings is to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

In arriving at these ratings, U.S. New & World Report evaluated more than 6,000 of the nation’s hospitals. Some of these hospitals were either too small to be considered or performed too few of the procedures to be included in the final list.

The hospitals that made the final list fell into three categories: High Performing, Average or Below Average, with the majority rated as Average. CMMC was one of 1,126 hospitals to receive High Performing for heart failure; one of 1,000 hospitals to receive High Performing for kidney failure; and one of 1,129 hospitals to receive High Performing for COPD.

About Clara Maass Medical Center

Founded in 1869 as the Newark German Hospital, Clara Maass Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is celebrating more than 150 years of service to the community. Conveniently located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center is a 472-bed hospital that offers a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey.

Clara Maass Medical Center has completed a state-of-the-art campus expansion of its Emergency Department, Operating Rooms and Post Anesthesia Care Unit with the addition of a four-story, 87,000 square foot medical office building that features a private Intensive Care Unit, main entrance and lobby, retail pharmacy and patient registration area. Designated by the New Jersey Department of Health as a Primary Stroke Center, the Medical Center has earned national recognition in patient safety and quality from Healthgrades and The Leapfrog Group.

The Medical Center leads the state in performing advanced treatment in ophthalmology and has earned certifications in Disease-Specific Care from The Joint Commission in Acute Coronary Syndrome, Congestive Heart Failure, Elective Hip and Knee Replacement, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Advanced Certification in Palliative Care and has earned accreditation in Bariatric Surgery by the Aetna Institute of Quality program. In partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey — the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Clara Maass Medical Center offers an excellent team of researchers and specialists to fight most types of cancer, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. Committed to the health and wellness of its community, the Center of Excellence for Latino Health at Clara Maass Medical Center was established to address the social determinants of health within the local Hispanic community.

The first in the country to be named for a nurse, the hospitals’ namesake, Clara Louise Maass was posthumously inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

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