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2012: Cadence Health Announces Intent To Acquire OAD Orthopaedics
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Cadence Health Announces Intent To Acquire OAD Orthopaedics

Winfield, Ill., August 3, 2012 – Cadence Health, the health system created through the merger of Central DuPage Health and Delnor Community Health System, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire OAD Orthopaedics, Ltd., a leading provider of comprehensive orthopaedic care and services offered throughout Chicago's western suburbs. The acquisition is subject to approval by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board.

The proposed acquisition of OAD by Cadence Health would add 23 orthopaedic specialists, and additional care providers and staff to the Cadence Physician Group, the health system's multispecialty physician practice. In addition, Cadence Health would acquire OAD's associated real estate and ambulatory surgery center, located in Warrenville, Ill.

"We are committed to developing the region's premier orthopaedic program. The potential acquisition of OAD is a significant milestone," said Michael V. Vivoda, Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Health. "The addition of OAD to Cadence Health expands and enhances our ability to meet the growing needs of the patients we serve."

Cadence Health is the third largest provider of joint replacement in the state of Illinois. Focused on offering outstanding orthopaedic care to patients at both campuses, Cadence Health's Central DuPage Hospital's (CDH) orthopaedic program was recently ranked 26th in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the fourth time in six years that CDH has been ranked in the top 50 orthopaedic programs in the country.

"The mission of the physicians of OAD Orthopaedics is to provide a center of excellence for comprehensive orthopaedic care to all of our patients, and an excellent work environment for our employees," said Lenard LaBelle, M.D., OAD Orthopaedics. "In today's changing health care environment, we have chosen Cadence Health as a strategic partner to increase our ability to provide efficient, quality care for our patients throughout all of our service areas, and to maintain strong employment opportunities for our staff. We look forward to an even better future as a combined entity."

Founded in 1981 as a solo practice, OAD Orthopaedics has grown into the premier, comprehensive orthopaedic care practice featuring 23 orthopaedic specialists at seven convenient locations in Chicago's western suburbs. From acute injuries, sprains and strains to arthritis, OAD's specialists provide conservative/nonsurgical and surgical expertise for any type of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problem. OAD offers convenient, state-of-the-art facilities, providing the finest in full-service diagnostic testing; physical, occupational, and specialized therapy services.

About Cadence Health

Cadence Health was formed in March 2011 as a result of the merger between Central DuPage Health System based in Winfield, Ill., and Delnor Community Health System based in Geneva, Ill. Cadence Health is a locally based, locally governed health system focused on delivering excellent health care to the more than 1 million patients in Chicago's western suburbs. For five consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010), Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) was selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the "100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.," and currently maintains affiliations with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for pediatric specialty care and Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery, adult medical oncology, and cardiology services. Delnor Hospital recently received accreditation by the American College of Surgeon's National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers for the Delnor Center for Breast Health. Both hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Cadence Health employs more than 6,100 professionals providing care across an interdependent network of healthcare organizations. Cadence Health also includes Cadence Physician Group, a local network of more than 175 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital. For more information or to find a doctor, please visit www.cadencehealth.org.

About OAD

OAD Orthopaedics is a comprehensive, full-service orthopaedic practice with 23 physicians specializing in shoulder, hip, knee, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, spine and neck, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement, and Work-Related Injuries. The practice also serves patients at its main office in Warrenville, and branch locations in Carol Stream, Wheaton, Naperville, Bartlett, Glen Ellyn and Sandwich. For appointments or more information, call (630) 225-BONE (2663) and visit online at www.OADortho.com.