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2010: CDH Employees Donate To DuPage Charities
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CDH Employees Donate To DuPage Charities

Hospital employee satisfaction at an all-time high

WINFIELD, Ill., January 26, 2010 – Despite the continuing bleak economy, employees of Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) and its affiliated organizations have been more charitable than ever for the annual Workplace Giving Campaign. The 2009 results, a record breaking $331,178 for the hospital and three other DuPage charities, were recently announced by the CDH Foundation.

“Once again, CDH employees have demonstrated their personal commitments to improving the health of people living here in our community,” said Foundation President Craig Hutchison. “Their financial gifts to the campaign are another expression of their dedication to providing people with the best healthcare possible.”

“If you talk to just about any employee, it’s easy to understand why giving is up,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jim Spear. “Our employee satisfaction rates are at an all-time high. We believe this is a culmination of several years of progress toward empowering our employees, offering them additional opportunities for education, encouraging their leadership skills and open communication.”

The CDH Workplace Giving Campaign solicits donations from the employees and friends of Central DuPage Hospital and CNS Home Health & Hospice. Gifts received are designated by the donor to support CDH projects, programs supported by the United Way of DuPage Area (UWDA), the American Cancer Society and/or the American Heart Association.

More than 1,260 employees, board members and physicians reached deep – up four percent from last year – and collected $248,384 on behalf of the 2009 Central DuPage Hospital Workplace Giving Campaign. Again this year, CDH matched one dollar for every three donated, adding $82,795 to the charitable total with matching funds, CDH Foundation distributed $331,178 directly to local charities.

“Fundraising in a recession is not an easy job, so of course I was concerned it would be difficult to motivate our employee captains to solicit their peers, but without hesitation, they rose to the challenge. I am so thankful we are able to assist each program,” shared Holly Kulikowski, annual programs manager, CDH Foundation.

Employees selected to direct their financial support by percentage, to the cause of their choice: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, UWDA, CNS Home Health & Hospice or to the programs most needed at CDH. If the Hospital was selected, funds will be distributed across the CDH network through the Foundation to support programs like senior health services, health care for the home bound and pediatric programs. The American Cancer Society received more than $50,000, the American Heart Association received $29,000 and $32,000 will support United Way of DuPage Area programs.

Over the past ten years, the CDH Foundation has distributed $2.5 million to local charities though the Central DuPage Hospital Workplace Giving Campaign.

About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. CDH is a leading center for medical technology and one of the busiest surgical centers in Illinois.

For the last three consecutive years, Thomson Reuters has listed CDH as a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. Similarly, U.S. News & World Report has included CDH on their list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category each year since 2007.

The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the medical staff of CDH, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4CDH (4234)/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.

Christopher King
630-776-5373 (cell)