Clara Maass Medical Office Building & ICU Addition
The Clara Maass Medical Center had been a fixture in the Northern New Jersey area for over 150 years. It was time for a major facelift, and when RWJBarnabas approached Rendina, we jumped at the opportunity to play such a large role in such an iconic facility. The task was a big and complicated one: Create a brand-new main entrance to the hospital with registration, 32 state-of-the art ICU rooms, a pharmacy, and provide over 20,000 square feet of new medical office space. Complications seemed to abound, including re-routing the main driveway of the hospital, as well as connecting the new building on two levels with the existing hospital, but once again, Rendina was up to the task, and what was conceived and ultimately delivered was an 87,000 square foot facility that seamlessly integrated into the campus and existing facility. In order to better serve patients, guests, and the healthcare professionals who work on the campus, Rendina also executed on an addition to the existing parking garage, bringing the total number of parking space to 931. Delivered in April of 2017, the building not only provides all those inside with a wonderful view of the country’s largest cherry blossom collection, but also symbolizes the commitment that RWJBarnabas and Rendina have made to the communities they serve.
About Clara Maass Medical Center
Located in Belleville, NJ, hugging the borders of suburbia and city, Clara Maass is a community hospital that offers patients expert care in a technology-rich environment, close to home. Nicknamed “Hospital in The Park” because of its close proximity to lovely Branch Brook Park, site of the famous cherry blossom festivals, Clara Maass Medical Center is a 469-bed facility serving primarily residents of Essex, Hudson, and Bergen Counties.
Founded in 1868 as the Newark German Hospital, Clara Maass is staffed by more than 700 physicians and 2,000 employees delivering care to more than 19,000 residents each year. As the first hospital in the United States to bear the name of a nurse as its corporate identity, Clara Maass Medical Center carries on a rich tradition of health care.
Clara Maass centers and services include the Women’s Health Center, Nuclear Medicine, The Cancer Center at Clara Maass, Diagnostic Cardiac Services including Cardiac Catheterization, Emergency Angioplasty and Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Center, Same Day Surgery, The Wound Center at Clara Maass, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation Services, Comprehensive Ophthalmology Services, Maternity Services and Parent Education, Pediatrics, a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, Radiology services and community outreach programs.
Acquisition of Three Existing Medical Office Buildings on Campus
In late 2014, Rendina completed the acquisition of a three-building, on-campus medical office portfolio totaling 128,006 square feet. The portfolio consists of 36 Newark, 50 Newark, and 5 Franklin which are on the campus of Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC).