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2007: CDH Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
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CDH Recognized by U.S. News &amp; World Report

WINFIELD, Ill., July 13, 2007 — Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) in Winfield, Ill. has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its "Best Hospitals for 2007" rankings. CDH is ranked 37th for orthopaedics in the nation.

The magazine reported that only 173 hospitals out of 5,462 evaluated met the specialty criteria recognition.

"Achieving this recognition is very exciting for our entire hospital community. We have always had a stellar reputation for our orthopaedics, so the award is well-deserved," says Luke McGuinness, chief executive officer of CDH. "The hospital has been very supportive of orthopaedics and has expanded its capacity to meet the needs of our orthopedic patients and physicians." 

According to U.S. News & World Report, ranking was determined from a number of criteria: volumes and types procedures, availability of nurses, advanced technology and recognition by professional bodies.

"Together with the orthopaedic physicians on the medical staff at CDH, we strive to provide excellent care for each and every patient," said Vice President of Operations at CDH Robert Friedberg. "Being one of the largest joint replacement programs in Illinois allows us to become very skilled at caring for orthopaedic patients."

This award is one of many received by Central DuPage Hospital within the last year. The 361-bed facility in Winfield, Ill. has been recognized as a Top 100 Hospital by Solucient, has received awards in Stroke Care, Critical Care, Patient Safety and Joint Replacement from HealthGrades and is a Most Wired Hospital.

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. In addition, the Hospital recently announced it will be the first in Illinois to offer proton beam therapy for cancer patients.

The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care 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.

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Amy Jo Steinbruecker
Central DuPage Hospital
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