Northwestern Medicine

Cadence Health Expands Affiliation with Cleveland Clinic

May 31, 2012

Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital Patients will have access to top ranked research and resources in heart care

WINFIELD, IL – Cadence Health, the health system created through the merger of Central DuPage Health and Delnor Community Health System, announced an expansion of its relationship with the Cleveland Clinic to include cardiology services. With this expansion, Cadence Health will offer the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute’s full range of cardiac and vascular services, which has been rated #1 in heart care by US News & World Report for 17 consecutive years.

The expanded affiliation, which will be offered throughout the Cadence Health system, goes beyond heart surgery to encompass the entire spectrum of cardiology services including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac imaging such as nuclear testing and echocardiography, other non-invasive testing, and the management of congestive heart failure. Multidisciplinary teams from Cadence Health and Cleveland Clinic will work together to create and implement cardiology best practices and standards of care.

“This cardiology affiliation is the natural evolution of our successful implementation of Cleveland Clinic’s heart surgery program currently being offered at the Central DuPage Hospital campus and will enable Cadence Health to further leverage Cleveland Clinic’s unparalleled expertise, resources and reputation in heart care,” said Luke McGuinness, Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Health. “The physicians on the medical staffs of Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital will have even greater access to advanced clinical services as well as the opportunity to collaborate with the top ranked cardiac program in the country.”

The affiliation for cardiology services marks Cadence Health’s second affiliation with Cleveland Clinic this year, and third affiliation in total. On February 13, Cadence Health launched its affiliation with Cleveland Clinic for adult medical oncology services, an opportunity to build an extensive offering of cancer services at its two hospitals.

“The expansion of our affiliation with Cadence Health ensures area patients have access to all of the medical and surgical cardiac expertise Cleveland Clinic is known for to treat their complex conditions,” said Joseph Cacchione, M.D., Cardiologist and Chairman of Operations and Strategy at Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute. “We look forward to our expanded collaboration to bring world-class heart care to Cadence Health’s service area.”

About Cadence Health

Cadence Health was formed in March 2011 as a result of the merger between Central DuPage Health System based in Winfield, Ill., and Delnor Community Health System based in Geneva, Ill. Cadence Health is a locally based, locally governed health system focused on delivering excellent health care to the more than 1 million patients in Chicago’s western suburbs. For five consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010), Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) was selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the “100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.,” and currently maintains affiliations with Children’s Memorial Hospital for pediatric care and Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery, adult medical oncology, and cardiology services. Delnor Hospital recently received accreditation by the American College of Surgeon’s National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers for the Delnor Center for Breast Health. Both hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Cadence Health employs more than 6,100 professionals providing care across an interdependent network of healthcare organizations. Cadence Health also includes Cadence Physician Group, a local network of more than 175 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 18 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 167,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Learn more. Follow us.

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