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Central DuPage Hospital Awarded Elite Distinction as a 2012 Leapfrog Top Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital December 04, 2012

Cadence Health affiliate is one of only seven Chicagoland hospitals honored

WINFIELD, IL – Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), a member of Cadence Health, was recently named a 2012 Top Hospital by the Leapfrog Group. With nearly 1,200 hospitals participating in the Leapfrog Group’s annual survey, CDH was one of only 92 hospitals selected as a Top Hospital.

“CDH being named one of Leapfrog’s Top Hospitals is a direct reflection of the commitment our employees have for providing patients with high-quality, compassionate care,” said Brian Lemon, President, Central DuPage Hospital and Executive Vice President, Cadence Health. “Without the unwavering dedication and tireless efforts undertaken each and every day by the talented medical staff, physicians, and devoted CDH employees, this honor would not be possible.”

CDH’s selection was based on the results of the Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use, and management structures in place to prevent errors. These measures and practices are of specific interest to healthcare purchasers and consumers, and cover a broad spectrum of hospital services and infrastructure. They also provide hospitals with the opportunity to benchmark the progress they are making in improving safety, quality, and efficiency of care delivery.

“The Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction is by far the most competitive award a hospital can receive. Leapfrog holds hospitals to the highest standards on behalf of our members and their employees,” said Leah Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leapfrog Group. “By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, CDH has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This hospital stands out as one consistently providing safe, high quality care, and I would be comfortable sending my family to CDH for care.”

View results of the survey and more information on Leapfrog’s Top Hospitals.

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 Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for pediatric specialty 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 200 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital. 

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

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