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2006: Central DuPage Physician Group Receives Top Honors
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Central DuPage Physician Group Receives Top Honors

National Independent Group Surveys Patient Satisfaction Scores

Winfield, Ill., September 1, 2006 – When faced with the decision of who to care for you and your family, how do you select a doctor? You want someone you can trust as a professional and like as a person.

According to a national study by Professional Research Consultants (PRC), excellent patient satisfaction scores are a healthcare “seal of approval” and can be used as your benchmark when seeking physicians and healthcare services. Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), along with the physician members of Central DuPage Physician Group, recently received several patient satisfaction awards of excellence from PRC.

“There isn’t much information out there to help people choose a new physician,” says Dr. Scott J. Kolbaba, recently recognized as a Top Performer in Internal Medicine. “We are dedicated to providing an excellent healthcare experience for our patients. It is gratifying that a national independent firm has recognized that distinction in our practice. Knowing our current patients are highly satisfied is encouraging.”

PRC surveys patients by phone interviews in order to accurately assess and measure their perceptions and attitudes. The company has a data base of hundreds of hospital and health provider clients nationally and identifies the best performers in a number of categories. Twenty physicians, nine outpatient clinics and two specialty outpatient clinics from Central DuPage Physician Group received excellent patient satisfaction awards.

Award-winning Central DuPage Physician Group’s practices are located throughout the western suburbs in Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, St. Charles, Stratford, Warrenville, Wheaton and Winfield. Outpatient specialties receiving high honors were Endocrinology and Pediatrics.

Family Practice Physicians recognized for excellent patient satisfaction scores are:John R. Born, D.O.; David M. Grganto, M.D.; Edward J. Ward, III, M.D.; Jay Seymour, M.D.; Kenneth K. Lee, M.D.; Maurice W. Birt, M.D. and Michael F. Vosicky, D.O.

Award winning physicians in Internal Medicine are: Scott J. Kolbaba, M.D.; Arthur G. LaMarre, M.D.; James W. Taylor, M.D.; Dorothy Hines, D.O.; Maureen Rafferty, M.D. and Lawrence Schouten, M.D.  Dr. Kolbaba was named a Top Performer in Internal Medicine.

Michelle Jao, M.D.; Christine Rejdukowski, D.O. and Mary Mikhailov, M.D. are recognized in Pediatrics, while Wahid Kassar, M.D. was acknowledged in Medical Specialties.  Patrick Livingood, D.C. was recognized as an Overall Provider of Care.

For more information about Central DuPage Hospital or to find a doctor, visit www.cdh.org or call (630) 933-4234 (630-933-4CDH).

About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized 361-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. It is a leading center for surgical innovations and was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer minimally invasive heart surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery with bio-engineered bone protein and was the first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in DuPage County. A partnership with Children’s Memorial Hospital provides children in the suburbs west of Chicago access to the pediatric and neonatal specialists of Children’s Memorial.

In 2005, Central DuPage Hospital was named one of the Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country by Solucient, a nationally respected resource for evaluating health care performance. It has also been nationally recognized by HealthGrades for the quality of its Stroke Care and Patient Safety.

The hospital is part of Central DuPage Health, a network including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information, visit www.cdh.org.

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Central DuPage Hospital
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Amy Jo Steinbruecker
630-933-5117