Central DuPage Hospital Named One of the 100 Top Hospitals

CDH honored for the sixth time in seven years


Winfield, Ill., February 25, 2013 – Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), a member of Cadence Health, was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. This is the sixth time in the past seven years CDH has received the hospital industry’s most prestigious honor.

The Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia.

“CDH being named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country is a direct reflection of the commitment our employees have for providing patients with high-quality, compassionate care,” said Brian Lemon, President, Central DuPage Hospital. “Without the unwavering dedication and tireless efforts undertaken each and everyday by the talented CDH medical staff and employees, this honor would not be possible.”

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.

“The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award have driven the national benchmarks higher every year for 20 years. This year’s winners have brought even higher value to their local communities - better quality, higher efficiency and high patient perceptions of care, while confronting the challenges of massive industry-wide transformation to implement healthcare reform,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. ”The key to success in a tumultuous environment is visionary leadership that develops and maintains a hospital-wide culture of excellence that cuts across everything, from patient care to housekeeping to administration, and the refusal to rest on laurels when it comes to adopting new technologies and techniques. I congratulate this year’s winners for their persistent drive for excellence.”

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 164,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Approximately 82,000 additional patients could be complication free.
  • $6 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.

About Cadence Health

Cadence Health was formed in March 2011 as a result of the merger between Central DuPage Health System based in Winfield, Ill., and Delnor Community Health System based in Geneva, Ill. Cadence Health is a locally based, locally governed health system focused on delivering excellent health care to the more than 1 million patients in Chicago’s western suburbs. For six of the past seven years (2006-2010, 2012), Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) has been selected by Truven Health Analytics as one of the “100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.,” currently maintains affiliations with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for pediatric specialty care and Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery, adult medical oncology, and cardiology services. Delnor Hospital recently received accreditation by the American College of Surgeon’s National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers for the Delnor Center for Breast Health. Both hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Cadence Health employs more than 6,100 professionals providing care across an interdependent network of healthcare organizations. Cadence Health also includes Cadence Physician Group, a local network of more than 200 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital. For more information or to find a doctor, please visit www.cadencehealth.org.