About Us

Founded in 1868 as the Newark German Hospital, Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC), located in Belleville, NJ, is a fully accredited acute care facility offering world‐class medical treatment close to home for the residents of Essex, Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties.

Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, New Jersey

Its array of services and programs include a comprehensive cancer center, a dedicated breast health and disease management center, and a radiation oncology department with a state‐of‐the‐art linear accelerator. It also boasts sophisticated emergency services and cardiac services that include: diagnostic testing, cardiac catheterization, emergency and elective angioplasty, a cardiac rehabilitation suite, and CardioMems—a miniaturized wireless monitoring sensor for congestive heart failure patients. It is one of the area’s most trusted providers of maternal and children’s services, offering superior obstetric care, private post‐delivery rooms for mothers, and a Level II Special Care Nursery. CMMC’s dedication to its communities is exemplified by its winning Center of Excellence for Latino Health and award‐winning community outreach program that oversees the Wellness Assessment Van for Elders (WAVE) and various mentoring initiatives with students at Belleville High School. CMMC is also the provider of high quality behavioral health services through its Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS) program, administered on behalf of the State of New Jersey.

Currently underway at CMMC is construction on a new Adult Observation unit in its new Medical Office Building. On completion, the unit will contain new beds and two isolation rooms with direct access to the hospital’s Emergency Department. In addition, an expansion of the Emergency Department is also in progress to add new patient care beds, two new waiting areas and a discharge lounge.

In 2017, a state‐of‐the‐art campus expansion project was completed at CMMC that included construction of a new four‐story 87,000 square foot building featuring an Intensive Care Unit, two levels of medical office building space, a new main lobby, an admitting and registration department, a retail pharmacy with concierge service and a five‐level addition to the parking garage.




Patient Stories

  • “The way I was treated, I would do it again,” she declares. “For me, that’s just how simple a procedure this was. The care I received, not just from Dr. Chakhtoura but from the nurses and technicians, was incredible.”

    Sandra
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  • When a mystery rash enveloped her three-year-old son Gabriel's body, Lorena Vega took her child to the emergency department at Clara Maass Medical Center.

    Lorena
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  • Before my surgeries, it was increasingly more difficult to walk, to exercise, to ski because of the pain. Consequently, the knee replacement surgery was like a miracle to me.

    Carol
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