Nursing Scholarship Established in Memory of Board Chair
Hewitt Associates and CDH remember Judith A. Whinfrey
WINFIELD, Ill., January 26, 2010 – Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), through the CDH Foundation, and Lincolnshire-based Hewitt Associates have joined forces to establish The Judy Whinfrey Scholarship Fund for Nursing Education. The organizations, along with Judy’s husband, Pete Whinfrey, have created this scholarship to recognize and support her remarkable gift for inspiring others to learn and grow.
A resident of Geneva since 1990, Whinfrey, 60, died Sunday, Jan. 17, in her home after a brief illness.
After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in mathematics, Whinfrey joined Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing company, where she spent more than 30 years as a principal and managing consultant. As one of the first women to become an account executive in the mid-1970s, she was a role model to employees and the face of Hewitt to many clients. She also co-founded Hewitt’s Women in Leadership initiative, served on the Hewitt Executive Committee and was a past member of the company’s Board of Directors.
Judy also held a position on the Board of Directors at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.
Whinfrey served on the Board of Directors of Central DuPage Hospital for more than 15 years, acting as Chair from 2004 to 2008. According to CDH’s CEO, Luke McGuinness, “As Chair, she led CDH’s renaissance from a community hospital to a very successful regional medical destination. She had a keen interest in the welfare of the employees and physicians. And, she was dedicated to making sure the needs of the community were addressed.”
During her tenure on the Board, including her last two years as Chair, CDH attained national recognition including being named a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital for three consecutive years.
“Judy generously gave of her time and experience, contributing her wisdom and insights to the Board, the hospital and the community,” acknowledged McGuinness. “We are pleased to establish this scholarship in her name to keep her spirit of teaching and giving alive.”
Gifts to this fund will be matched by CDH, up to $200,000. For more information about contributing to this fund, www.cdh.org/Whinfrey or call 630-933-4483/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.
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.