Friday, May 10, 2013
The crash happened just after midnight, police said. Here are more details.
One man remains hospitalized Friday after he was injured in a bicycle vs. truck crash in Warrenville, police said. A semi-truck traveling southbound on Route 59 at Continental Drive was struck by the man on a bike. The crash occurred at 12:07 a.m. Friday, according to a Warrenville police press release. "The bicyclist suffered major injuries and was transported to Cadence Hospital, in Winfield, where he remains," the release said. "No further information on the semi-truck driver or the bicyclist is being released at this time." The Warrenville Police Department would like anyone that witnessed the crash to call 630-393-2131, and speak with Detective Sergeant Jacobson. The investigation into the crash continues. Let Patch save you time. Get…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A newly-released national database shows that there's a huge disparity in what hospitals charge patients for services. Delnor falls is the "1 to 2 times national average," according to the New York Times.
Thursday, May 9
By Rick Nagel, Geneva Patch Delnor Hospital in Geneva and Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield charged more than the national average for the majority of 100 common procedures, according to statistics compiled and released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services database includes more than 3,000 hospitals and reveals a signficant disparity in what hospitals charge for services. An article in the Huffington Post spotlights one of the more-dramatic examples: a $100,000 charge at Boyonne Hospital Center in New Jersey versus a $7,000 charge at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx for treatment of the same ailment—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The two hospitals are less than …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Wait times at Central DuPage Hospital are almost twice the national average. New Medicare database shows how hospitals across the area—and the rest of the nation—compare.
If you go to the emergency room at Central DuPage Hospital, how long will it take before you see a health-care professional? The federal government says 58 minutes on average. That's worse than both the state and national average, according to a new database causing some hospital officials nationwide to cringe. It's nearly double the national average—30—and quite a jump from the Illinois average—33. The other nearby hospital, Adventist Glenoaks, served only a little better, with an average wait time of 52 minutes. Key measures of ER efficiency have been posted from hospitals taking part across the country, according to a report by Cheryl Clark, now senior quality editor for HealthLeaders Media. “With precious little fanfare, Uncle Sam... …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals after Truven Health Analytics study.
Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) in Winfield has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 2013 by Truven Health Analytics. Truven Health Analytics on Monday released its 20th annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance. This is the sixth year in the past seven years CDH has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven, according to a CDH news release. “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,” CDH President Brian Lemon said in a statement. CDH was recognized in the "Large Community Hospital" category. The Truven …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Ronald McDonald House to open in Winfield in partnership with Cadence Health.
Crews have broken ground on the new Ronald McDonald House in Winfield near Central DuPage Hospital, the Daily Herald reports. The nonprofit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana has partnered with Cadence Health to build its fifth house to support families of hospitalized children. The new house will have up to 12 private guest rooms with private baths, and will be designed to create a "home away from home" atmosphere for guests, according to the Ronald McDonald House website. Cadence Health announced its partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities last week, and plans to build the first Ronald McDonald House in Chicago's western suburbs near CDH. “Through this relationship, we will be able to offer a …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Recent list names CDH as one of the best hospitals in the area.
Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) in Winfield was No. 8 in a recent Chicago Magazine feature of top hospitals in the area. The magazine cited the hospital's many facilities, including electronic medical records and proton radiation therapy. Chicago Magazine considered survival, reputation, facilities, staffing and safety. The 313-bed facility is located at 25 N. Winfield Road. To read more about CDH, go to the hospital's website.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Cadence Health has named Michael Vivoda of Wheaton as its new chief executive officer. Vivoda is president of Central DuPage Hospital, and will succeed retiring CEO Luke McGuinness July 1, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Expansion plans include 25 more beds for the mental health and intensive care units.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting that Cadence Health has applied to the state to increase the number of beds at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield by 8 percent, to 338. Cadence has filed an application with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, which regulates medical construction. According to Crain’s, the $27 million project also includes moving outpatient behavioral health programs closer to the hospital's mental health unit and building out additional offices for physicians and administrators. The 25-bed expansion would increase the size of the mental health and intensive care units.
Monday, January 9, 2012
A press release issued today (Jan. 9) confirms that Delnor and Central DuPage Hospitals are marching to a new "Cadence." The brand is meant to differentiate the health system as integrated and locally focused.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Delnor Health System (Delnor) and Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) announced Monday that "Cadence Health" is the new name of the locally based health system created through their March 2011 merger. "The 'Cadence' name speaks to the reliability and consistency the health system demonstrates every day in providing patients with excellent, compassionate care," the release says. The combined health system, first announced on Oct. 5, 2010, will bring high quality, advanced, efficient care to a patient population of more than 1 million in Chicago's western suburbs. "Cadence Health is more than just a name, it's a signal of the bold vision we have set for ourselves and our unique capability to accomplish this vision," says Jill Brown, vice president…
Monday, July 18, 2011
Central DuPage Hospital hosts Project Move, a celebration of the new expansion, Sunday. The scorching heat didn’t keep people away from attending the five-hour event.
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Monday, July 18, 2011
DuPage was in motion for Central DuPage Hospital’s Project Move Community Day Sunday. Tours led groups around the expansion, including state-of-the-art private rooms, nurses’ stations, lobbies, auditoriums and more. Entertainment for both kids and adults included a DJ from K-Hits 103.4, activities and demonstrations from different CDH departments, and an inflatable brain and heart. Three of the ’85 Chicago Bears were signing autographs while Zumba, yoga, tai chi, and aerobics classes were scheduled throughout the day. At the start of the event around 400 runners participated in the CDH Winfield Run, which benefitted the Winfield Historical Society. There was a 5K and 10K race which went from 8-10am. “It’s a real community celebration. We …