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2006: New Director of Women & Children Services
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New Director of Women & Children Services

WINFIELD, Ill., October 19, 2006 — Claudia Mahoney, RN, MSN, has joined the staff of Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) as the director of Women and Children’s Services. Her responsibilities include management of patient care, operations and practices for obstetrics, pediatric and neonatal services at the hospital.

“Claudia has a proven reputation for setting a very high bar for patient care and she does this by supporting and attracting a top-notch nurse and clinical staff,” said Deb O’Donnell, chief nursing officer, Central DuPage Hospital. “Her experience will help us reach our goals to bring world class care to our Women and Children’s Pavilion and meaningful outreach to our community.”

With more than three decades of nursing experience, Ms. Mahoney most recently served as director of Women’s and Children’s Services and Nursing Resources at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla., where she managed operations and program development for the pediatric and perinatal departments.

“Central DuPage is clearly a hospital that is thriving and expanding its services to serve its growing community, and I value the opportunity to contribute my expertise to make that happen,” said Ms. Mahoney. “The recent partnership with Children’s Memorial Hospital and development of brand-new obstetric and pediatric facilities are all part of the vision to provide the women and children of DuPage county with the same high level of care offered at a children’s hospital.”

Ms. Mahoney’s previous experience includes director of Pediatric Nursing at Tampa General Hospital, nursing manager for Pediatrics and Pediatric ICU at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. and various nursing leadership positions at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Ms. Mahoney has made significant contributions as an active member of a number of pediatric healthcare organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County as well as the Children’s Cancer Center, leader of Bereaved Parents Support Group at William Beaumont Hospital, and is a past winner of the Maternal Child Health Nurse Achiever Award from the Michigan Nurses Association. An experienced speaker and author, she is well-recognized in her field for presentations on a variety of key pediatric care issues.

Ms. Mahoney received her master’s degree in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. and was certified in nursing administration in 1991. 

About the Women & Children’s Pavilion at Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital offers Level III Perinatal services, to treat newborns with special needs due to premature birth, low-birth weight or medical complications, congenital anomalies or other challenges. In summer 2006, a new pediatric inpatient facility opened at CDH, with a 6-bed PICU and 12 pediatric suites, all private, a first among hospitals in the area.  The Women & Children’s Pavilion features labor/delivery/recovery rooms with state-of-the-art resources for mother and infant and amenities that include plasma screen televisions and DVD/VCR players in every room, snack cart each evening and room service every day, wireless Internet and an in-room TV channel with information of interest to new parents.

Children’s Memorial at Central DuPage Hospital specialists have been providing pediatric services since July 2005. In 2006, the two hospitals signed a long-term partnership agreement to expand pediatric specialty and sub-specialty services at the CDH campus in Winfield. For more information, visit www.CMHatCHD.org.

Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized 361-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. In 2005, Central DuPage Hospital was named one of the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the country by Solucient, and this year ranked among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for treatment of stroke and 10 percent for critical care by HealthGrades. Solucient and HealthGrades are independent providers of information products, ratings and advisory services to the health care industry. For additional information, please visit www.cdh.org.

Media Contact:
CDH Public Relations
Amy Jo Steinbruecker