• Center of Excellence

    for Latino Health

    A hub of health and wellness information for Latino families.

  • Your heart doesn’t beat just for you.

    Get it checked.

    Living heart healthy is good for you and those you love.

  • Let’s Beat Cancer


    As an award-winning team, we carry that special combination of state-of-the-art medical care and compassion.

Welcome to Clara Maass Medical Center

State-of-the-Art Healthcare Services in Belleville

When you or a member of your family is in need of medical attention in Belleville, you can find quality care close-to-home at the Clara Maass Medical Center. With over 700 physicians and 2,100 employees, we are prepared to provide advanced treatments for a wide variety of medical conditions. Our facilities include centers for advanced wound care, sleep disorders, cardiac services, cancer care, emergency services, and more. We’re here to provide members of our community with dedicated care you deserve.

Continuing a strong legacy of health care

Ours is the first hospital in the United States to be named after a nurse. Born in 1876, Clara Maass dedicated the most of her life to helping others. Her determination to save lives led her to participate in a bold yellow fever experiment in which she willingly subjecting herself to bites from infected mosquitos. The experiment led to her death, but the study was instrumental in the eventual creation of a yellow fever vaccine.

We are proud to carry on Clara Maass’ legacy by pushing healthcare to new heights through innovative treatments and supreme dedication to our patients. Our hospital was named in her honor so that we will never forget the incredible resolve a medical professional can have for helping people and saving lives.

Specialty Services

  • You. New and improved.

    Whether you are suffering from back pain, recovering from a surgery, or are looking to speak with an experienced orthopedic surgeon, our team is eager to assist you.

  • Let’s Beat Cancer Together.

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and it is most treatable when diagnosed early.

  • Restoring Vision Together

    The Eye Surgery Center at Clara Maass Medical Center performs the most eye surgeries in the state of New Jersey.

  • Promoting Healthy Aging

    Our program brings Medicare's no-cost Annual Wellness Visit to seniors around the community.

  • Let’s Be Healthy Together

    If you or a loved one is considering a weight loss procedure, we suggest you look into our weight loss surgery options.

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    Kriss Fierro was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, but she was ready for the fight and determined to beat the odds, with support from the staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick.
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    Long-time Monmouth Medical Center employee Tom Piccoli has a family history of heart disease, so he knows the importance of eating well and exercising to stay well. However, during a snowstorm, Tom realized he was having a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital by David, his husband. David was amazed by the swift action of the ED staff and will never forget the feeling of talking with the doctor that had just saved his husband’s life. Tom is getting better through meditation, medication, exercise and physical therapy, and he looks forward to being there for his two children and taking ...
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    With fantastic cooks like his mom and grandmother, and regular community events with his church, Kyle has always seen food as a social centerpiece. During times of joy, food added to the celebration. In times of grief, food brought with it comfort. After the passing of his beloved grandparents, Kyle found himself stress eating often. With 315 pounds on his small frame, Kyle began to realize he was on a dangerous path and he wasn’t yet 30 years old. Bearing the Weight of Weight “Weight is a weight. Not just physically, but emotionally it takes its toll,” Kyle, who is a minister and singer at ...
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    Carol Welsch was 60 when she decided to take up skiing, an activity she enjoyed with her grandchildren. After nine years, a few injuries and the deterioration of one knee, she discovered she needed knee replacement surgery. The West Orange mother and grandmother chose to go to Frank Femino, M.D., the Medical Director of the Joint & Spine Institute at Clara Maass Medical Center, last fall. She was inspired by her husband Don’s successful hip replacement performed by Dr. Femino. Now, following knee replacement, Mrs. Welsch feels great and will return to the ski slopes this winter. Dr. Femino ...
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    Unexpected trips to the hospital can be unsettling. But, when Lakewood resident Bob Hertzendorf brought his beloved wife Phyllis in for emergency treatment, he was immediately impressed by the level of care and compassion. When Phyllis heart rate dropped and she began sweating, her husband of 65 years was understandably concerned. Phyllis suffers from atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, an irregular heartbeat that can lead to serious heart-related complications, such as blood clots and stroke. When Phyllis and Bob arrived in the Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) Unit at Monmouth Medical ...
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    Sharon Fantasia always got her annual mammograms, like clockwork. So when the Whiting woman was diagnosed with breast cancer almost two years ago, the news hit hard. “I was devastated,” says the now-69-year-old. “I was caught completely off-guard.” But Sharon’s shock quickly shifted to advocacy – for herself and others. She turned to the breast-cancer experts at Community Medical Center (CMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility located in Toms River, for treatment and care. And she’s spreading awareness and support through her actions. “I tell everyone to get a mammogram now!” says Sharon, who’s ...
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Patient Stories

  • "I was ready to fight hard. Being a mom with a four year old daughter just made me push harder. I didn't stop living. I didn't stop being a mom."

  • "I went to bed and woke up at about 2am with the most severe and indescribable pain in my chest"

  • “Now the only thing I need to take every day is my vitamin”

  • She was inspired by her husband Don’s successful hip replacement performed by Dr. Femino. Now, following knee replacement, Mrs. Welsch feels great and will return to the ski slopes this winter.

  • “In the 18 years we have lived in Lakewood, we have seen the hospital change and grow. With significant updates in the last few years, we are more confident than ever in the medical care provided so close to home."

  • “The team at Community Medical Center was phenomenal. I have only good things to say about each of the doctors.”

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Providing Care for Millions of Patients Every Year

At Clara Maass Medical Center, we are committed to quality and excellence in patient care. The Clara Maass Medical Center staff of dedicated physicians, nurses, and health care professionals is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care services and health education to the community and the region.

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