CDH in Top 5% of U.S. for Clinical Excellence
HealthGrades Study Again Ranks CDH Among Nation’s Best for Overall Clinical Quality
WINFIELD, Ill., February 4, 2008—For the second year, Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) in Winfield has received HealthGrades’ Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, ranking among the top five percent of hospitals in the country. According to the Sixth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study, mortality rates at top-ranked hospitals like CDH are nearly one-third lower than other hospitals, and risk of complications during a stay are five percent lower. The study analyzed patient outcomes at virtually all of the nation's 5,000 hospitals throughout 2004, 2005 and 2006 for 27 procedures and diagnoses, from bypass surgery to total knee replacement.
“This Distinguished Hospital Award gives our patients one more reason to go to Central DuPage Hospital first for medical care,” said Dr. John R. Born, president of the medical staff at CDH. “We’ve attracted the area’s finest physicians and best technology, decreasing the need for suburban residents to seek treatment elsewhere.”
HealthGrades estimates that 171,424 lives could have been saved and 9,671 post-operative complications could have been avoided throughout the three years studied if all Medicare patients were treated at Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence. The study also shows that Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence are improving at a greater rate in more procedures and diagnoses than all other hospitals, lowering mortality rates over the years 2004, 2005, 2006 by an average of 15 percent.
“Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence like Central DuPage Hospital have proven that it is possible to consistently deliver top-notch medical care, and they should be recognized for their outstanding achievement,” said Samantha Collier, M.D., HealthGrades' chief medical officer.
For its study, HealthGrades analyzed nearly 41 million Medicare hospitalization records that cover the latest three-year period, from 2004 to 2006. HealthGrades found that Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence outperformed all other hospitals across the procedures and diagnoses studied.
Central DuPage Hospital has also received HealthGrades 2008 Stroke Care, Pulmonary Care, Gastrointestinal Care, Gastrointestinal Surgery and Critical Care Excellence Awards as well as the 2007 Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety.
More than three million individuals and employees of some of the nation’s largest employers and health plans visit HealthGrades’ Web site each month to access quality information about hospitals, nursing homes and physicians. HealthGrades also provides consumers and payers with detailed assessments of hospitals’ patient-safety outcomes, based on indicators developed by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized 361-bed facility located in Winfield, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago. It is the third most active hospital in Illinois performing total joint replacements. CDH is a leading center for surgical innovations and was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer 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.
Recently, CDH was recognized by U.S. News & World Report on the list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category.
In 2007, CDH announced its intent to enter a joint venture with ProCure Treatment Centers Inc. and Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd. to build the first proton therapy treatment center in Illinois. Pending regulatory approval, patient treatment will begin mid 2010.
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. To learn more information about CDH visit www.cdh.org or call (630) 933-4CDH.