CDH, One of the Top 100 Hospitals
Solucient® Study Ranks CDH Among Health Care Leaders
WINFIELD, Ill., March 16, 2007 — Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill., has been named one of the Top 100 Hospitals® in the U.S. by Solucient, a national healthcare information company. This honor awards excellence in overall hospital performance.
Central DuPage Hospital is the first DuPage County hospital to receive this prestigious award. Solucient evaluates key measures of clinical, operational and financial performance of over 3,000 hospitals nationwide in designating their Top 100.
Central DuPage Hospital's CEO, Luke McGuinness, stated, "Earning this elite award is a reflection of the commitment to excellence that is a driving force at every level of our organization. We are grateful to our Board members, physicians, management team, and clinical and administrative staff for their leadership, hard work and passion for excellence."
A Solucient study that identifies the Top 100 Hospitals® indicates more than 100,000 additional patients would survive and an additional 114,000 would avoid complications annually if all hospitals performed at Top 100 benchmarks.
Central DuPage Hospital has previously received the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals Cardiovascular award. In addition to the Top 100 Hospital award, Central DuPage Hospital has also been recognized by HealthGrades for:
Clinical Excellence (Top 5% nationally)
Patient Safety (Top 5% nationally)
Stroke Care (Top 5% nationally)
Critical Care (Top 10% nationally)
Joint Replacement (Nationally Rated)
A commitment to excellent and compassionate care provided each and every day by a talented and caring staff is Central DuPage Hospital's formula for award-winning care.
About Solucient and The Thomson Corporation
Solucient®, a part of Thomson Healthcare, is the market leader in providing tools and vital insights that healthcare managers use to improve the performance of their organizations. By integrating, standardizing, and enhancing healthcare information, Solucient provides comparative measurements of cost, quality, and market performance. The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. For more information, visit www.thomsonhealthcare.com.
About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized 361-bed facility located in Winfield, Illinois, 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.
The hospital is an interdependent network of healthcare 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, visit www.cdh.org or call (630) 933-4CDH.
Amy Jo Steinbruecker
Central DuPage Hospital