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    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

    Together.

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

  • 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.

  • You.

    New and improved.

    At Clara Maass Medical Center, our orthopedics department features a wide array of both non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

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

    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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    Katelyn

    Katelyn was on I-95 driving home from visiting friends and family when another car crossed two lanes of traffic and struck her vehicle. The next thing she knew she was on the side of the road covered in glass, calling the police. At first the 31-year-old Pennington resident felt lucky that she walked away with some glass cuts and whiplash. But as the weeks went on, she began developing a string of neurological issues, including slurred speech, vision problems and numbness in her hands and feet. But one of the biggest problems was her hearing. Katelyn began hearing a constant ringing in her ...
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    Tom

    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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    Kyle

    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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    Peter

    Waiting for a heart transplant and given only a few months to live, Peter optimistically ordered the tuxedo for his daughter’s wedding. An active man with a history of good health but family history of heart disease, in 1999, Peter underwent triple bypass surgery. After a successful procedure a several years of good health, in 2005 he began feeling fatigued again and it was determined that he needed a stent in his right coronary artery. Peter recovered but his heart remained weak. In October 2006, Peter contracted a minor infection - which is never a minor issue for a heart patient. He became ...
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    Joe

    Two years ago, 24-year-old Joe was tethered to an oxygen tank and fighting cystic fibrosis (CF) for every breath. This year, he walked in two of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides events to benefit cystic fibrosis research. Since receiving a lung transplant in June 2011 at the our Lung Center, Joe has been working out at the gym and playing volleyball and basketball with friends. No longer relegated to the sidelines, he is reaching new levels of strength and endurance. Joe is using his new physical powers to help others with CF. “I wasn’t granted two healthy lungs of my own. I want ...
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    Kathy

    Kathy received her second heart transplant at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. “It is not what happens to you in life, but how you deal with it, that makes you who you are,” she reflected. “I am very grateful to have received the gift of life--- twice.” Kathy shares her philosophy with her daughters, ages 14 and 17. After two transplants, she says, “I’m not like other moms. The girls are very strong and we just deal with whatever comes our way. We work together as a family.” The whole family volunteered at Newark Beth Israel’s annual Heart & Sole Walk that raises funds to support patients at ...
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    Greg

    Just two months after my kidney transplant last summer, I was at the driving range swinging a golf club. I felt great! And, second only to my younger sister who selflessly donated her kidney, I credit Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the care I received there with my continued healthy recovery. I am a golfer by nature. I began playing at seven years old. Golf is a game of repetition. You find out what works and you do it over and over. This is how I have approached my recovery thanks to my team at Saint Barnabas. They have always given me the detailed instructions and information I need to ...
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    Roger

    Roger, of Passaic, NJ, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF) at age 32. His two brothers died at young age from heart disease and Mr. Thomas fought hard against a similar fate. Yet, at age 54 he was admitted to the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program at the Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center with Class IV heart failure. His cardiac output was declining, his pulmonary pressures climbing and his symptoms of heart failure worsening. Shortly after admission and prior to the identification of a donor heart, his arrhythmias worsened. A few years ago Mr. Thomas ...
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    Carol

    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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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."

  • “It really shows how fortunate I am.”

  • "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”

  • When it was determined that Peter had end-stage heart failure but otherwise in reasonably good health, his name was added to the heart transplant list.

  • “I wasn’t granted two healthy lungs of my own. I want people with CF to know that there is hope – that life goes on."

  • Your life is up in the air but, this time things were a little easier because I knew what I was in for,” she said. “I was speechless at the miracle of getting a match in just nine days.”

  • I never considered going to any hospital but Saint Barnabas, and the high level of care and attention I received assured me I made the right decision.

  • “Wealth can’t buy what they gave me. They saved my life.”

  • 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.

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