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2008: CDH Invests in Winfield Community Projects
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CDH Invests in Winfield Community Projects

First-year projects selected to divide the allocated $100,000 donation

WINFIELD, Ill., July 11, 2008 - In a letter to the residents of Winfield in December of 2007, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) Jim Spear announced an exciting new community project. "We are pleased to announce that we are allocating an additional $100,000 annually in each of the next three years to be used to fund other projects and programs in Winfield that are consistent with our shared values and mission."

A committee of Village board members and residents appointed by Village President Rudy Czech evaluated applications and heard proposals from 14 different community organizations. The committee selected 10 for funding. "CDH is proud of the caliber of endeavors selected by the Village committee to receive funding," said Winfield resident and CDH's Director of External Communications Tammy Pressley.

The final recommendation was to fund the following applicants: Winfield Park District for new fitness equipment; Winfield in Action for new helmets; Winfield Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) for uniforms, turnout coats and an AED; Winfield School District 34 for hand-washing stations and heart rate monitors; Winfield Police Department for crime prevention materials, D.A.R.E. materials and traffic accident reconstruction equipment and more; Winfield Village for Walk to School Day; Winfield Area Gardeners Club for improvements to Creekside Park; Winfield United for Outdoor Opportunity Classroom and to Winfield Historical Society for improvements to Hedge's Station.

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 part of 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.

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Amy Jo Steinbruecker