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2012: U.S. News Nationally Ranks Central DuPage Hospital’s Orthopaedic Program, Hospital Ranked Top 8 In Illinois
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U.S. News Nationally Ranks Central DuPage Hospital’s Orthopaedic Program, Hospital Ranked Top 8 In Illinois

Winfield, Ill., July 17, 2012 – Central DuPage Hospital’s (CDH) Orthopaedic program has been ranked 26th in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its 23rd annual Best Hospitals rankings. This is the fourth time in the past six years CDH’s Orthopaedic program has been ranked nationally and this, being the highest ranking to date.

Additionally, CDH, a member of Cadence Health, was ranked as one of the top eight hospitals in Illinois and received high-performing accolades for services including: Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgey; Pulmonology; and Urology.

“This recognition is a reflection of the  dedication and commitment of the medical staff and caregivers who are focused on providing high-quality, compassionate care to the patients we serve,” said Michael V. Vivoda, Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Health. “Through their efforts, CDH has created an orthopedic program that offers patients the unique combination of patient-centered care with access to innovative medical treatment options.”

This year’s Best Hospitals showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.

The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”

The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

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 the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Central DuPage Hospital for pediatric 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 U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars, and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report’s signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans, and more.