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2010: CDH Opens Cancer Center in Warrenville
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CDH Opens Cancer Center in Warrenville

WINFIELD, Ill., July 19, 2010 – As of today, Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) cancer patients will have access to a new state-of-the-art facility conveniently located near Rt. 88 on Weaver Parkway in Warrenville.

“Our goal is to offer everything we can for cancer patients and their families in a convenient location so they don’t have to travel for care or the critical support services they need,” says Executive Vice President Mike Vivoda. “Cancer patients will have access to the latest in treatment technology and the support services that will make their lives more comfortable.”

The first floor of the new facility will house the new CDH radiation oncology services, featuring HDR Brachytherapy, Tomotherapy, Linear Accelerator Equipment, CT Simulator, Dosimetry, IMRT, Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and PET/CT imaging.

The second floor will house Loyola Cancer Care & Research Center at CDH, featuring sub-specialized hematologists/oncologists from Loyola University Health System who are on the CDH medical staff. Eligible patients will have access to clinical trials coordinated by an onsite research director.

The facility also will feature an onsite clinical lab, a pharmacy supporting cancer therapy and an infusion center that includes both private and open treatment rooms.

CDH will be more adding additional support services for cancer patients and their families and will provide nearly all of them in the CDH Cancer Center, which include nutritional and psychosocial counseling, image enhancement services, such as the American Cancer Society Wig Boutique, pastoral care, support groups, patient education and prevention programs as well as community outreach programs.

The Warrenville campus brings the future of cancer treatment to Illinois in the fall with the opening of the first proton therapy center in the state located adjacent to the CDH Cancer Center. Proton therapy, an advanced treatment that is an alternative to traditional radiation therapy but without the short- and long-term side effects, will be offered in the CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center. Proton therapy is an effective treatment option for a range of tumor types including brain, prostate, spinal, gastrointestinal, chest, head and neck and pediatric cancers. It is particularly beneficial for cases where tumors are in close proximity to healthy vital organs.

Throughout the next two years, services are expected to grow at the CDH Cancer Center. Once all equipment is installed the two facilities will treat nearly 40,000 patients annually.

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 hospitals in Illinois.

For the last four 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 healthcare organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services, 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 630-933-4234/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.

Christopher King
630-776-5373 (cell)