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2009: House Call Doc Named to Joint Commission
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House Call Doc Named to Joint Commission

WINFIELD, Ill., November 13, 2009 -- As of Friday, November 5, Thomas Cornwell, M.D., of HomeCare Physicians (HCP) has been appointed to serve as an American Medical Association Representative on The Joint Commission Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (JC PTAC) on Ambulatory Home Care.

PTACs were created to advise each accreditation program on proposed standards changes. Members of the seven PTACs include professionals from each respective field who represent national associations as well as advocates. Each PTAC is composed primarily of individuals nominated by selected professional associations. The majority of the PTACs have public or consumer group representation.  

The mission of HCP is to provide quality primary care to homebound patients to improve their quality of life and the lives of their caregivers. Doctors Cornwell and Paul Chiang and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Ancy Zacharia strive to prevent potentially unnecessary ambulance trips, emergency department visits, hospitalizations and nursing home placements. Cornwell has received several local and national awards for his work with the homebound.

HomeCare Physicians has been a part of Central DuPage Hospital since 1997.

About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. CDH is a leading center for medical technology and one of the busiest surgical centers in Illinois.

For the last three consecutive years, Thomson Reuters has listed CDH as a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. Similarly, U.S. News & World Report has included CDH on their list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category each year since 2007.

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 on the medical staff of CDH, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4CDH (4234)/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.

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