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CDH Nurse Presents at National Conference

WINFIELD, Ill., August 21, 2009 - Cynthia Hinojosa, MS, APN, ANP-BC, CCRN of Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) was selected to present at the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses' Annual Meeting (AAHFN) in Minneapolis, Minn. Hinojosa presented an interactive poster presentation entitled: Heart Failure Core Measures - A Multidisciplinary Approach.

"By working with a structured heart failure committee and a multidisciplinary team, we have improved the care for patients with heart failure," concluded Hinojosa, who is an advanced practice nurse in heart and vascular care at CDH.

The AAHFN Annual Meeting is planned to meet the needs of nurses and a broad range of health care professionals like cardiac/heart failure administrators, clinical directors, physician assistants, and dieticians. A variety of educational offerings are planned that will encourage the exchange of new scientific and clinical information and support the interchange of opinions regarding care and management issues relevant to heart failure.

Hinojosa received her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Bachelor of Science in psychology at Elmhurst College and her Master of Science in adult nurse practitioner at Northern Illinois University. An active volunteer with Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, she is currently involved in the "Reading with Rover" library program that provides children in grades 2-5 with the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a specially trained therapy dog. Hinojosa, and her husband, Daniel, reside in Carol Stream.

The AAHFN is a specialty organization dedicated to advancing nursing education, clinical practice and research to improve heart failure patient outcomes. Heart failure is the organization's exclusive interest and passion, with a primary goal of setting heart failure nursing care standards.

AAHFN unites the full spectrum of nurses and other health professionals interested in heart failure, serving as the interface for sharing ideas, translating research findings into practice and setting priorities for the future.

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 Reuter's 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.

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