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Cadence Health’s Delnor Hospital Achieves Prestigious Magnet® Recognition

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital August 07, 2013

Geneva hospital achieves four-year honor for third consecutive time

GENEVA, IL – Cadence Health’s Delnor Hospital has been named once again to the Magnet Recognition Program®* by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in recognition of the hospital’s quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practices.

“The Magnet® program is a great recognition of our nurses and clinical team,” said Robert Friedberg, President, Delnor Hospital. “This is the third time in a row that Delnor Hospital has been recognized for the Magnet® program and the continued recognition speaks to our consistent success in delivering high-quality care and meeting the healthcare needs of our community.”

Delnor Hospital was the first non-academic hospital in the state to achieve Magnet® recognition and is one of 33 Illinois hospitals with this recognition. Nationwide, only 391 of the more than 6,000 United States healthcare organizations have received the Magnet® credential. The Magnet® program is a quadrennial review conducted by the ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.

“Magnet® recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to our patients,” said Lore Bogolin, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services, Delnor Hospital. “This achievement underscores the strong foundation of nursing excellence and the value-driven care our staff provides, each and every day.”

Among the specific benefits to hospitals and their communities of Magnet® recognition:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave position

Magnet® recognition is one of the criteria used by U.S. News & World Report in its assessment of the nation’s hospitals for its ranking of best medical centers in 16 specialties. Delnor Hospital was recently named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the ‘Best Hospitals’ in Chicago and Illinois.

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 1.1 million patients in Chicago’s western suburbs. For six of the past seven years (2006-2010, 2012), Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) has been selected by Truven Health Analytics as one of the “100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.” 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. CDH and Delnor currently maintain affiliations with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for pediatric specialty care and Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery, adult medical oncology, and cardiology services. 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 225 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital. 

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®

The Magnet Recognition Program® administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, recognizes healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program® serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care.

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