Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Belleville hosptial offers free flu shots from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Officials at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville believe 2013 has been the worst flu season in more than a decade. To do their part, the hospital is trying to help curb the flu outbreak by partnering with the Montclair YMCA to bring free flu shots to area residents from Verona and Cedar Grove, Montclair, Bloomfield, Belleville and Nutley on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The free flu shots, limited to the first 100 people on a first-come, first-served basis, are available to anyone 18 years of age or older who go to the hospital’s Corporate Care Employee Health Office, Continuing Care Building, first floor, 1 Clara Maass Dr. in Belleville.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Cancer patients will be able to get comprehensive treatment in one location without leaving the Clara Maass Medical Center campus.
More than 100 people attended the Grand Opening of the new Cancer Center at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville recently, including medical staff, elected officials, Barnabas Health corporate executives and cancer survivors. Visitors gathered in the lobby of the Continuing Care Center before entering the brand new Cancer Center following a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center, and Dr. James M. Orsini, MD, Medical Director of The Cancer Center. “Patients can now come to this calming environment and get help for all aspects of their treatment – whether it’s seeing their doctor, setting up appointments for chemotherapy, attending a support group, talking…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
State-of-the-art facility will offer comprehensive care to cancer patients - ranging from oncology appointments to nutrition counseling.
Clara Maass Medical Center is holding the grand opening of The Cancer Center, which will be dedicated at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday. “This comprehensive cancer center will allow patients to consult with doctors, receive treatments and experience a complement of other services all in one location,” said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center. “Patient navigators will assist cancer patients with their appointments, treatments and other needs, in a single convenient location on the Clara Maass campus, which will make it easier for family members to be a part of the healing process.” The Medical Director of The Cancer Center at Clara Maass Medical …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Newarker first baby born in 2013 at Clara Maass
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Friday, January 4
Clara Maass Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the New Year – Preston Zion Parsons – who was born in the Labor and Delivery unit at 7:55 a.m. on January 1, 2013. Parsons is the first baby of the year born in Belleville and one of the first Newark residents born in 2013. Parsons entered the world weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces and is 19 inches long. He was welcomed by proud parents Jorina Slocum-Parsons and Kirk Parsons, who reside in Newark. Dr. Virginia Lay, an obstetrician/gynecologist, whose office is on the Clara Maass Medical Center campus, delivered the baby. “It’s overwhelming,” said beaming mom Jarina Slocum-Parsons, who said she had a feeling she would deliver her son this week. She said she began having contractions during …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Proceeds from event to benefit medical center
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A Nutley man won a 2012 MINI Cooper raffled off by the Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation of Belleville. Larry DiSimone, a retired Bayonne firefighter who received hip surgery at Clara Maass, bought two tickets in a recent fundraising drive for the hospital. “I got the information in the mail and I remembered how much Clara Maass helped me and how they got me walking again so I had to give back. I knew that even if I didn’t win, my money would still be going to a great cause,” DiSimone said of his decision to purchase tickets. “It’s really exciting to us that the winner is a local man – someone not just familiar with the Medical Center, but who has actually received care here,” said Jane Kessler, VP, CMMC Foundation. “Patients giving …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Restaurants showed off their most creative dishes to benefit the Child Life Program at Clara Maass Medical Center.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Guests dined on everything from scallop ceviche with fennel to specialty meatballs as more than 40 restaurants, caterers, and beverage merchants showcased their best and most creative dishes at the 8th annual A Tasteful Experience fundraiser on Monday, Nov.12, held at the Pleasantdale Chateau to benefit the Child Life Program at Clara Maass Medical Center. The evening event raised over $60,000 to benefit children receiving medical treatment at Clara Maass Medical Center. “We were so delighted at the wonderful community support and response to A Tasteful Experience,” said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D, President and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center. “Our medical center treats thousands of children and supports their families through that process…
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Residents from Belleville, Nutley and Bloomfield and other local communities invited to attend Sept. 20 meeting and ask questions while learning about services available from the medical center.
Local residents are invited to Clara Maass to talk about a variety of subjects – the hospital’s plans to serve the community, the state of health care in the region, the availability of mammograms for local women and the need for blood donors, at an upcoming community meeting. The meeting is a chance for hospital staff to meet with members of the public and get feedback. Residents from the surrounding communities of Belleville, Nutley, and Bloomfield are encouraged to attend the free meeting. It will be held on Sept. 20, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Greifinger Lecture Hall at the medical center, located at 1 Clara Maass Drive in Belleville. Those attending are encouraged to make a reservation by calling 1-888-724-7123, to reserve a seat. …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The medical center staff in Belleville celebrates two decades of World Breast Feeding Week and also offers classes to expectant mothers.
Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville will celebrate World Breast Feeding Week by spreading information and support for breast feeding locally. “Many people know that breastfeeding is healthy for both babies and mothers, but not many people know why or how to best accommodate their own personal situations,” says Rocelyn Solatorio, Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery/Postpartum at Clara Maass. “Getting the correct information out there to mothers is important in making the most optimal breastfeeding experience possible.” The week is celebrated from Aug 1 to 7 and this year is the 20th anniversary of World Breast Feeding Week. Breast milk is easier to digest, and this is especially true of premature babies. The protein found in formulas …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Medical Center officials say quick response from county and Belleville police, fire and emergency medical technicians for avoiding evacuations as Public Service Electric & Gas restores power.
Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville experienced a power outage from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Friday night. Fast work by county and Belleville public safety and emergency personnel helped the Medical Center avoid sudden evacuations, according to Kathy Toscano, director of public relations at Clara Maass. The power outage occurred while Public Service Electric & Gas were working on power lines, and the utility's technicians fixed the problem by 11:30 p.m., Toscano said. Nancy Tucker of the Public Service press office confirmed the outage, and said the cause is under investigation. "The one thing we do know is that the outage was caused by a problem with a line tied a switching station nearby," Tucker said Saturday morning. The medical center …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Donors needed for Monday blood drive to ease critical blood shortage.
Clara Maass Medical Center and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Monday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Greifinger Lecture Hall at the Medical Center located at 1 Clara Maass Dr., Belleville. The American Red Cross and the Community Blood Council of New Jersey say blood supplies are at critical lows this summer. In fact, blood supplies in June nationwide already are 50,000 pints less than they were this time last year, Red Cross officials said. Anyone 17 years old or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and who is in generally good health may be eligible to donate. High school students may have to meet certain height and weight requirements. For a full list of eligibility requirements for donors, visit www.…