Known as the “Hospital in the Park” for our location near the cherry blossoms of Branch Brook Park, Clara Maass Medical Center is an extraordinary community hospital offering families across Essex, Hudson and Bergen Counties expert care in a technology-rich environment, close to home. As the first hospital in the U.S. to bear the name of a nurse, we’re proud to carry on a rich tradition of health care — and today, we invite you to make it your own.
Our Mission
As a 469-bed medical center located in northern New Jersey, we’re committed to elevating community care to the next level — in no small part because as individuals, we’re proud members of the communities we serve. Many of us live within 15 miles of the hospital, and have seen firsthand the tremendous impact of the medical center’s prioritization of patient care on the lives of our friends, neighbors and family.

Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) is staffed by 700 physicians and 2,200 employees and serves residents of Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Bergen Counties. In 2015, CMMC provided care for 16,529 inpatients, delivered 1,295 babies, performed 11,519 surgeries, had 83,707 emergency department visits, and 55,364 outpatient visits.

Some of CMMC’s regionally renowned services include a state-of-the-art Emergency Department (including same day surgery), comprehensive Ophthalmology, Radiology and Cardiac Services, including Cardiac Catheterization, Diagnostic, Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Rehabilitation. Our technology-rich campus includes a Bariatric Surgery Center, Center for Sleep Disorders, Cancer Center, Joint & Spine Institute, Pain Management Center, Vascular Center, Women’s Health Center and Wound Center. Other services include Maternity Services, Pediatric Services and parent education. CMMC also has community outreach programs including patient education program, screenings and support groups.

That philosophy and approach to care is the core of our mission, which honors the legacy of Clara Maass:

Commitment & compassion,
Leadership & loyalty,
Respect & recognition of all customers, and
Agility in addressing problems.

Every day, we see this mission come to life in the extensive range of acclaimed specialty services we offer.

Our Culture

Every great community is built on the strength of its families — and as a true community hospital, Clara Maass Medical Center operates the same way. Our colleagues are more than coworkers: They’re a “second family” who help to make this a place we love to work… and are proud to call our own.

Accolades for Clara Maass Medical Center

In 2015, Clara Maass Medical Center received its eighth consecutive Grade "A" score in Hospital Safety by the Leapfrog Group.

For 2014-15 the Medical Center is ranked among the 50 Best Regional Hospitals in the New York Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report.

Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission with Disease‐Specific Care Certification in acute coronary syndrome, cardiac rehabilitation, congestive heart failure, knee and hip repair and palliative care.

The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at CMMC achieved an overall five‐star rating in 2016 and has earned this rating since it was established in 2009

In 2014, CMMC earned the Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Recipient of the Health grades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award for 2014. Ranked among the top 10 percent of evaluated hospitals in 2014 for bariatric surgery

Recipient of the Healthgrades Maternity Care Excellence Award for three years in row (2012 to 2014). Ranked among the top 5 percent of evaluated hospitals in 2014 and ranked among the top 10 percent of evaluated hospitals for three years in a row for maternity care

Only New Jersey recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for three years inrow (2012 to 2014). Only New Jersey hospital ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for patient safety two years in a row (2013 to 2014). Only New Jersey hospital ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for patient safety for three years in a row (2013 to 2015).

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