Central DuPage Hospital - Why CDH - Advanced Technology and Facilities
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At CDH, we pride ourselves on being ready for the future of healthcare and we plan for future treatments before they even exist. We were named one of the nation's 100 Most Wired Hospitals, an award that recognizes our commitment to using technology that promotes patient safety, clinical quality and improves communication among caregivers.

Some of the advanced technologies in use at CDH include:

  • An electronic medical records system that allows physicians to securely access a patient's clinical information from remote locations and enables them to spend less time filling out paperwork and more time providing medical care.
  • A medication barcoding system that is used to properly identify drugs and confirm patients receive the right medications at the right time.
  • A computerized patient charting system that allows nurses to electronically enter patient information at the bedside.
  • "Smart" IV pumps with onboard computers to promote patient safety and improve quality.
  • The first hospital in DuPage County to offer the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, used by physicians to perform delicate prostate and gynecological procedures. Most patients experience less bleeding, quicker recovery and better post-surgery function.
  • Telephone monitoring systems for homebound patients so that the healthcare team is aware of any issues prior to their home visit.
  • Our Proton Therapy Center, slated to open in 2011, will offer the most precise form of radiation therapy for aggressively treating cancer. Proton therapy is non-invasive, painless, highly effective and reduces the risk of common side effects.
  • IMRIS, a state-of-the-art surgical imaging system that improves surgical treatment by allowing surgeons to scan patients in the operating room.
  • An advanced, 64-slice computer tomography (CT) scanners that lets physicians quickly obtain high-resolution images of a patient's anatomy within seconds.