St. Mary's General works closely with Hatzolah of Passaic/Clifton to
assure the safe and immediate transfer of Orthodox Jewish patients to
and from the hospital, even on the Shabbos. Our medical staff are trained
in respecting Shabbos rules and will work with patients and caregivers
effectively to provide the highest level of medical care.
Entering and Exiting the Hospital on the Sabbath and Holidays
On Shabbos and Yom Tovim, patients and visitors may enter St. Mary's
General Hospital through the main lobby. A security guard or receptionist
will be available to activate the electrical door. Once inside, signs
for the Sabbath Path are clearly displayed and will guide you throughout
the building. In addition, there is a dedicated "Sabbath Elevator"
in the main lobby that automatically stops on every floor, running continuously
from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
St. Mary's General provides a Shabbos Room to accommodate orthodox
family members during a patient's stay which includes 2 twin beds,
private bathroom, electric candelabra, Sidurim, a table and chairs, a
pantry stocked with drinks and snacks, and a small refrigerator stocked
with emergency staples like cold cuts, yogurts, and cheese. There is also
a hot plate and a hot water urn. For more information, or to reserve the
room, please contact Hospital Security or front desk personnel in the
For special needs during holidays, please contact
For additional information:
Rabbi or Chaplain's: 973-365-4495 or Ext. 4495 from within the hospital.
Nutrition Care Services: 973-365-4338 or Ext. 4338 from within the hospital.
Environmental/Housekeeping: 973-365-4510 or Ext. 4510 from within the hospital.
Patient Information: 973-365-4517 or ext. 4517 from within the hospital.
Patient Satisfaction: 973-365-4731 or ext. 4731 from within the hospital.