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Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Named a Top United States Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital March 02, 2015

WINFIELD, IL – For the eighth time in the past nine years, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) has been selected as one of the country’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™. Central DuPage Hospital is one of only three Illinois hospitals to be named a 100 Top Hospital eight or more times since the inception of the honor.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

"To be named one of the top hospitals in the country is truly an honor and demonstrates the daily commitment by the CDH medical staff and employees to providing each and every patient with high-quality care," said Brian Lemon, President, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. "As we celebrate 50 years of CDH, we look forward to the next half century of continued growth and expansion of world-class medicine to the communities we serve."

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. Risk-adjusted methodologies were used to analyze public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare reports. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

"This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction and community value at a reasonable cost," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics. "The majority of the 2015 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients."

The study shows that if all hospitals in the United States performed at the level of this year's winners:

  • 126,471 additional lives could be saved
  • 108,926 additional patients could be complication free
  • $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  • Episode-of-illness expense would be two percent lower than the peer average

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About Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) is an academic health 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.

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