10 Things to Know About Clara Maas Medical Center

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Clara Maas Medical Center in Belleville, N.J., is a member of Barnabas Health in West Orange, N.J.

Here are 10 things to know about Clara Maas Medical Center.

1. Mary Ellen Clyne serves as executive director of Clara Maas Medical Center.

2. Michael Gentile serves as CMO.

3. Clara Maas Medical Center is a 469-bed facility.

4. The hospital is staffed by more than 700 physicians and 2,000 employees.

5. In 2011, the hospital had 3,900 inpatient surgeries; 3,800 outpatient surgeries; 2,000 births; and 16,729 discharges, according to the American Hospital Directory.

6. The hospital was founded in 1868 as the Newark German Hospital. It was later renamed Clara Maas Medical Center.

7. In 2011, Clara Maas recorded gross charges of $1.32 billion and a net income of $25 million, according to the American Hospital Directory.

8. Clara Maas was named a 100 Top Hospital by Thomson Reuters in 2012.

9. The hospital is nicknamed "Hospital in The Park" because of its close proximity to the Branch Brook Park, site of the famous cherry blossom festivals.

10. The hospital was the first in the United States to bear the name of a nurse as its corporate identity, according to the hospital's website.

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