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'Cadence' Is Official New Name of Delnor/CDH Brand

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.

(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, Marketing and Communications, Cadence Health. "Through teamwork and collaboration, our caregivers at each hospital and across the entire system will provide seamless access to outstanding care and service for our patients."

"Cadence" is defined as a rhythmic sequence or movement, and evokes an orchestration, steady progression and confidence of action. Together, these concepts form the Cadence Health brand promise and define the experience patients can expect from the new health system.

Both hospitals will continue to serve the broader healthcare needs of the community, including a strong commitment to charity care, wellness and prevention programs and collaboration with community organizations and agencies. Additionally, both hospitals are currently upgrading their information technology platforms to improve the coordination of patient care across the region.

About Cadence Health Cadence Health was formed in March 2011 as a result of the merger between Central DuPage Health System (CDH) based in Winfield, and Delnor Community Health System based in Geneva.

For the past five years, Central DuPage Hospital has been selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the "100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.," and currently maintains affiliations with Children's Memorial Hospital for pediatric care and Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery. Delnor Hospital is the first hospital in Illinois designated by the Planetree organization for patient-centered care and 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. Such services include primary care (physician practices and convenient care centers), occupational health services, cancer treatment and support services, senior living, and home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the medical staff of CDH, visit www.cdh.org or for Delnor visit www.delnor.com .

SOURCE: Cadence Health

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