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2010: CDH in the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals for the 4th Year
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CDH in the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals for the 4th Year

WINFIELD, Ill., March 29, 2010 – Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), in Winfield, Ill., was today named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance and operational efficiency. This is the fourth consecutive year CDH has been recognized with this honor.

"The Thomson Reuters award is very difficult to achieve, because the study criteria change and the standards of care are raised every year. Winners must perform well across many measures, not just one. And we need to outperform many very good hospitals to achieve this recognition,” said Central DuPage Hospital’s CEO, Luke McGuinness. “We are grateful to the CDH medical staff, nurses, employees, Board members, management team and volunteers for their hard work and passion for excellence. Receiving this award for four consecutive years speaks to the consistency with which we provide excellent care.”

The winners were identified through an in-depth analysis, the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks study. The study evaluated 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in nine areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, hospital readmission, patient satisfaction and adherence to clinical standards of care.

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 30 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

“The 100 Top Hospitals winners raised the bar again this year, delivering a higher level of reliable care and greater value for their communities,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters.

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as Medicare patients treated in the winning hospitals:

• More than 107,500 additional patients would survive each year.
• Nearly 132,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.
• Expenses would decline by $5.9 billion a year.
• The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com.

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.

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, 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.

Contact
Christopher King
630-933-5117
630-776-5373 (cell)

David Wilkins
Thomson Reuters
+1 734 913 3397
david.wilkins@thomsonreuters.com