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2006: Foundation Receives Grant to Support Pediatric Care
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Foundation Receives Grant to Support Pediatric Care

Winfield, Ill., April 3, 2006 –  Central DuPage Health Foundation recently received a $145,000 grant from the Tellabs Foundation to support advancements in pediatric care at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH).

"This generous gift from the Tellabs Foundation will help us ensure that the children and families in the communities we serve have access to the finest health care services available," said David Cooke, MD, medical director, quality and safety, for Central DuPage Hospital. "And, these patients will have access to this exceptional level of care close to home."

The Tellabs grant will be used to purchase state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring for CDH’s expanded pediatric critical care services. A newly designed and constructed unit will open in late April as the replacement for the current Pediatric Intensive Care facility.

"We are honored that the Tellabs Foundation selected Central DuPage Hospital for this level of support," said Paul Pyrcik, director of development, Central DuPage Health Foundation. "We are grateful to have a new partner who shares our vision and sees the value and importance of providing exceptional health care for children of all ages in our local community."

The Central DuPage Health Foundation is responsible for fundraising and gift receiving for Central DuPage Health and its member organizations including CDH.

About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized 361-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. The hospital is a leading center for surgical innovations and was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer minimally invasive heart surgery, as well as a new procedure for back surgeries that uses bio-engineered bone protein.

In 2005, Central DuPage Hospital was named one of the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the country by Solucient, and in 2006, received recognition from HealthGrades for excellence in stroke specialty and was ranked among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for treatment of stroke. Solucient and HealthGrades are independent providers of information products, ratings and advisory services to the health care industry.

Central DuPage 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 additional information on CDH and the CDHealth Foundation, please visit www.cdh.org and www.cdhealthfoundation.org.

The Tellabs Foundation was established by Tellabs, Inc., a global telecommunication equipment provider based in Naperville, Ill. The Foundation supports the priority areas of education, health and the environment in communities where Tellabs employees live and work. Since its creation in 1997, the Foundation has given more than $6.7 million to nonprofit organizations. For more information, please visit www.tellabs.com/about/community.shtml.