WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mary Ellen Clyne, president and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, was recognized by Seton Hall University College of Nursing and Alumni Relations as a distinguished alumna at the 2016 Margaret C. Haley Awards on Sept. 26 at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange.
Clyne received the renowned Margaret C. Haley Award that is bestowed annually to an alumnus or alumna of Seton Hall University College of Nursing who has significantly contributed to the nursing profession.
Named after Margaret C. Haley, who served as a dean of Seton Hall from 1951 through 1967, the annual event celebrates the success of the College of Nursing’s alumni. It also gives students an opportunity to network with accomplished nurse leaders.
Clyne was the first person to earn her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing at Seton Hall University. Her fierce dedication to the nursing profession led her to serve as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University, according to a press release. In 2012, she was inducted into the Seton Hall University College of Nursing Hall of Honor at the college’s 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
As Clara Maass’ president and CEO, Clyne leads a team of 2,300 employees, which includes 750 nurses; she engages with more than 700 physicians and more than 200 volunteers at the medical center. Clyne is transforming the way health care is being delivered at Clara Maass, according to the release. Under her leadership, a major on-campus construction project is taking place for the first time in more than a decade. The new four-story, 87,000-square-foot building features a state-of-the-art, private 32-bed intensive care unit; two-levels of medical office building space; an expanded emergency department; a new main lobby; a fifth-level addition to the parking garage; a renovated recovery room; and four new operating rooms.