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2009: Seven CDH Nurses Earn Master's Degrees Together at UIC
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Seven CDH Nurses Earn Master's Degrees Together at UIC

CDH Nurses Receive Advanced Degree from UIC

WINFIELD, Ill., July 6, 2009 - A sigh of relief and the cheer of joy have been heard from the walls of Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) in Winfield, Ill. Seven nurses from seven different departments in the hospital completed their studies and received their advanced degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago at the end of the spring term.

"CDH is well into a nursing magnet journey, which promotes quality in an organization that supports professional nursing practice," says Chief Nursing Officer Deb O'Donnell, "Nurses that are committed to advancing their education is beneficial to the organization and our patients. We are very pleased that these seven women and many of their colleagues strive to advance their education every year."

  • Barbara A. Nepil, MS, RN, from Riverside is the Project Manager, Strategic Planning and Project Coordinator for Magnet
  • Beverly George, MS, RN, CRNI, from Carol Stream is an Infusion Nurse
  • Robin Schmidt, MS, RN, CNRN, from Naperville is the Patient Care Manager in Neurosciences
  • Libby Zamis MS, RNC, from Wheaton is the Professional Development Consultant for Obstetrics
  • Melissa Burdi MS, RN from North Aurora is Professional Development Consultant
  • Lea Ann Arnold, MS, RN from Naperville is Manager of Care Coordination
  • Karen Hjertstedt, MS, RN from Roselle is the Manager of Perioperative Services

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 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 for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report on the list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category. Thomson Reuter's has listed CDH as a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. for the last three consecutive years.

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 CDH medical staff, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4CDH (4234)/ TTY 630-933-4833.

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Amy Jo Steinbruecker