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CDH and Delnor Named Among 'Best Hospitals' in Chicago and Illinois by U.S. News & World Report

July 16, 2013

Central DuPage Hospital’s Orthopaedic Program ranked nationally

WINFIELD, IL – Cadence Health’s Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) and Delnor Hospital have been ranked as two of the Best Hospitals in Chicago and Illinois by U.S. News & World Report. For the fifth time in seven years, CDH’s orthopaedic program has been ranked nationally, achieving its highest ranking to date, 22nd in the country. The annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“To have both Cadence Health hospitals ranked among the best in the region and the state underscores the commitment by the hospitals’ physicians, nurses, and staff to deliver high-quality, compassionate care to patients in Chicago’s western suburbs,” said Mike Vivoda, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Health. “The rankings result from a rigorous analysis of patient outcomes and care processes and we are proud that both CDH and Delnor have achieved this honor.”

U.S. News & World Report evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals. For CDH, its orthopaedic program was ranked 22nd in the country. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report recognizes other high-performing hospitals by region that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers. CDH and Delnor received regional recognition across a variety of specialties, including:

  • Central DuPage Hospital – cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology; and urology.
  • Delnor Hospital – geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; and orthopaedics.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just three percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

U.S. News & World Report publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

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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. 

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