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 …
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…
Friday, December 30, 2011
Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital have a new corporate name: Cadence Health System.
Crain's Chicago Business, Becker's Hospital Review and other news websites report that recently merged Delnor Hospital in Geneva and Central DuPage Health System in Winfield have a new corporate name: Cadence Health System. According to those reports, each hospital will keep its existing name, but you can look for some Cadence branding efforts in January. Luke McGuinness of CDH is the CEO of Cadence. Meanwhile, the Kane County Chronicle reported on Friday that Cadence has applied to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board for a certificate of need, which would let them to build a $20 million cancer treatment center. The center would combine the oncology services throughout the Delnor campus and become a division of the …