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Central DuPage Hospital Awarded 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital Distinction

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital December 02, 2014

Central DuPage Hospital is one of 94 hospitals recognized nationwide for safety and quality

WINFIELD, IL – Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), now part of Northwestern Medicine, has been named a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality. CDH is one of only 94 hospitals from around the country to receive this elite distinction.

"We are proud to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group with this honor," said Brian Lemon, President, Central DuPage Hospital. "Our core values are driven by providing outstanding care with the highest standard of safety and quality, delivered by compassionate and highly skilled physicians, clinical staff and employees."

The selection is 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 established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital's ability to prevent medication errors.

"Leapfrog's Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States. It recognizes institutions for their excellence in quality of care and patient safety, as well as their commitment to transparency. By achieving Top Hospital status, Central DuPage Hospital has proven it's a premier institution and deserves to be recognized for its dedication to the families and patients in Chicago's western suburbs," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

The Top Hospital award is not given to a set number of hospitals, but rather, to all urban, rural and children's hospitals that meet the high standards defined in each year's Top Hospitals Methodology.

About Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Medicine is the collaboration between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine around a strategic vision to transform the future of healthcare. It encompasses the research, teaching, and patient care activities of the academic medical center. Sharing a commitment to superior quality, academic excellence and patient safety, the organizations within Northwestern Medicine comprise a combined workforce of more than 25,000 among clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students. The entities involved in Northwestern Medicine remain separate organizations. Northwestern Medicine is a trademark of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and is also used by Northwestern University.

About Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) is an academic health delivery system whose entities operate as Northwestern Medicine. NMHC consists of over 60 sites of ambulatory sites throughout Chicago, including four hospitals; Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva and its flagship Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, which is rated No. 1 in Chicago and Illinois, as well as 10th in the nation according to the U.S.News & World Report 2014-2015 Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals; and more than 4,000 aligned physicians.

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit 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. The Hospital Safety Score is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group.

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