Welcome from our President and Chief Executive Officer

A Message from Mary Ellen Clyne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center

Mary Ellen ClyneHello, I am Mary Ellen Clyne, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center. On behalf of the entire Medical Center family, I am pleased to welcome you as a new employee. You can be proud that you have been selected to be part of our team as well as a member of RWJBarnabas Health – the largest health care provider in the state of New Jersey.

You have shown that you possess the skills and share in the core values that are essential to our success. We are dedicated to providing high quality health care; to ensuring patient, physician and employee satisfaction; and to responsible financial management, execution and sustainability.

As a member of our staff, you now represent Clara Maass Medical Center and its long tradition of exceeding our community’s highest expectations for exceptional health care. Founded in 1868, we now carry on the rich tradition of health care and community service with a staff of dedicated physicians, nurses, and health care professionals that is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care services and health education to the community and the region.

We are known for many programs and services that truly set us apart. I know you will be as proud as I am when someone you meet says, Clara Maass Medical Center? Isn’t that the home of great cancer care? Or, when you are told, my relative goes to your Women’s Health Center or my baby was born at Clara Maass. We pride ourselves on our Centers of Excellence, which offer superior services and care to our patients, including:

  • State-designated Primary Stroke Center
  • Continuing Care Centers of Belleville and Kearny
  • Progressive Imaging Center
  • Women's Health Center, which offers services such as a dedicated breast service, osteoporosis service, perinatal program, gynecology, genetic counseling, diagnostic imaging and incontinence service
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Services
  • Nuclear Medicine division: a show-site for the Siemens E-Cam Gamma Cameras, which benefit both patients and physicians alike. The partnership with Siemens allows Clara Maass to offer the finest in nuclear imaging now and in the future
  • The Wound Center
  • Same Day Surgery
  • The Cancer Center: accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a community hospital comprehensive cancer center, allows our patients access to the latest drugs, research and clinical trials
  • The Orthopedic Spine & Joint Institute
  • The Pain Management Center: a nationally recognized patient management program, providing guidelines for orthopedic patients to follow both pre- and post-operatively.
  • Maternal/Child Health programs: including the state-of-the-art labor, delivery and recovery unit, nursery and special care nursery for babies with special medical needs, perinatology service for women identified at-risk during pregnancy, childbirth preparation, obstetrical clinics, and comprehensive inpatient maternal and pediatric care.
  • And state-of-the-art Emergency Department that treats more than 60,000 patients each year. There is a dedicated assessment area designed to exclusively treat and monitor patients experiencing symptoms of a cardiac episode, two radiology rooms, a 24-hour stat laboratory for fast lab work, and a transfusion services area

We believe that each employee is responsible for creating the Clara Maass experience. From the moment our patients arrive in our facility until they are safely discharged, each and every employee plays an important role in creating a healing environment for all of our patients.

Imagine entering a large medical center, unsure of where you need to go in the facility and feeling very vulnerable about your health or the health of a loved one. The first person who welcomes you at the front door is a friendly security guard who offers guidance, if requested. He or she has made a definite impression that will last and be enhanced by courteous treatment from employees in the Admitting Department and the Volunteer who escorts you to your room.

Remember, all of these interactions have taken place and made a positive impression before you have even seen your physician or nurse. Clearly, our medical professionals are the anchors of our team. But every single employee plays an integral role as ambassador of Clara Maass Medical Center. We take pride in our employees and expect them to share in our commitment to deliver the finest health care in the State of New Jersey.

I welcome you and I wish you success.