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Cleveland Clinic's Heart Surgery Program Affiliates with Central DuPage Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital of Illinois Takes Innovative Approach to Cardiac Care

7/15/10

The Cleveland Clinic’s Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute today announced an affiliation between Cleveland Clinic’s cardiac surgery program and Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) in Winfield, Ill., combining the academic, clinical and research components of Cleveland Clinic with a regional leader in cardiac services. This is Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgery program’s only affiliation with a hospital west of Ohio.

Yesterday, the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic was rated #1 in heart care by U.S. News & World Report for the 16th consecutive year.

“This affiliation with Central DuPage Hospital will help address the complex need to treat patients with emerging new surgical techniques and technologies,” said Bruce Lytle, M.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute. “High-level collaboration between CDH, Cleveland Clinic’s cardiac surgery program and our cardiothoracic colleagues nationally is going to be a key driver in delivering patients the highest quality of care.”

CDH President and CEO Luke McGuinness said, “This affiliation brings world-class heart surgery resources, research and practices to the patients of CDH. It is quite an honor that a top provider like Cleveland Clinic recognizes our drive for quality and top-tier performance and is interested in affiliating with us.”

Once the program is fully implemented, patients will enjoy greater access to heart surgery clinical trials, treatment protocols and additional research opportunities that are offered through the Cleveland Clinic that are not currently available in Chicago.

About Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute

Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute is the recognized world leader in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Cleveland Clinic has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for cardiac care by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1995. Cleveland Clinic has also been ranked among America’s Ten Best Hospitals every year since 1990 by U.S. News & World Report.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 7,600 nurses at Cleveland Clinic represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In addition to its main campus, Cleveland Clinic operates nine community hospitals in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas and Cleveland Clinic Canada. In 2008, there were more than 4.2 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 165,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80 countries. Visit Cleveland Clinic at clevelandclinic.org.

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 medical technology and one of the busiest surgical hospitals in Illinois. For the last four consecutive years, Thomson Reuters has listed CDH as a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. Similarly, U.S. News & World Report has included CDH on their list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category each year since 2007. The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the medical staff of CDH, visit http://www.cdh.org/ or call 630-933-4CDH (4234)/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.

Media Contact:

Brian Kolonick, 216/444-0898, kolonib@ccf.org