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.
Delnor Hospital in Geneva 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 30 miles apart. Crain's Chicago Business reports Thursday the highest…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Delnor Drive is closed for about an hour and construction workers are evacuated from the site of the cancer center, but repairs are made quickly.
Tri-Com Dispatch reported a gas-main hit around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, near the new cancer center under construction on the Delnor Hospital campus, 300 Randall Road in Geneva. Delnor Drive was being closed to through traffic for about an hour, construction crews were evacuated from the scene, and welding work was ceased immediately after the break was reported. At 11:55 a.m., command confirmed that a 2-inch main was struck outside the construction site. Fire officials checked for levels inside the buidlings and called a Nicor crew to the scene. As of 12:30 p.m., there was a strong odor of natural gas near the work site. Construction personnel were sitting on the campus lawn or talking in the parking lot, still waiting to see if …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Drilling is about to start for the bicycle/pedestrian tunnel going under Randall Road.
The long-awaited pedstrian/bicycle path underpass of Randall Road near Delnor Hospital is gearing up, according to an article in the Kane County Chronicle. You might have noticed some work on sidewalks and supports in the area south of Keslinger Road near South Street. That's the place where the tunnel is going to be dug, starting soon and continuing through the summer. The tunnel will connect from South Street on the east side of Randall Road to South Street north of Randall, the Chronicle reports. A north-south bicycle path will be built on the west side of Randall to connect with existing bicycle trails on the Delnor campus. About 80 percent of the $1.87 project is paid by federal grants, the Chronicle said.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The impact sends the Sonata into a spin, but fortunately, no one is hurt.
The driver of a Hyundai Sonata got a scare earlier this week but was not injured after a snowplow hit her car hard enough to spin it around in the west parking lot of Delnor Hospital, according to Geneva police reports. A New Holland 55441 skid steer with an affixed loader driven by Acencion Martinez, 39, of Aurora collided with the front of the Sonata drive by Terri Lynn, 52, of DeKalb around 8:12 a.m. Feb. 4 in the parking lot of Delnor Hospital, 300 South Randall Road, Geneva police reports said. More than $1,500 damage was done to the Hyundai, and a tow was necessary after the crash, but no damage was reported to the skid steer. According to reports, Martinez was westbound, plowing snow out of the west parking lot of the hospital when …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The city of Geneva OKs 12th and 13th updates of the Delnor Hospital PUD, including expansion of the north entrance, construction of a new 24,000-square-foot building (shell space) on the north side of the hospital, and parking.
Cadence Health is continuing a steady beat of improvements at Delnor Hospital, including an upgrade of the north entrance to the hospital. At Monday's Geneva City Council meeting, alderman unanimously ratified staff approval to Updates No. 12 and 13 to the hospital's Planned Unit Development. The two projects are part of "a long array of projects beyond these two to repurpose space," Community Development Director Dick Untch told the City Council. "I think there are a number of plans at this point," he said. "Hospitals by their very nature tend to build and improve." Update No. 12 is the renovation and expansion of the north entrance, renovation of the emergency department entrance, construction of a new 24,000-square-foot building (shell …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Cadence Health will donate $1 to Bright Pink, a nonprofit focused on early detection and prevention of breast cancer, for every person who changes their cover photo to one from its Facebook page.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cadence Health is teaming up with Bright Pink, a nonprofit that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women and provides support for high-risk women. Cadence Health, which operates Delnor Hospital in Geneva, has two comprehensive breast health centers at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) and four satellite locations, offering advanced digital mammography for faster test results. Cadence will donate $1 to Bright Pink for every person who downloads one of its cover photos on Facebook. To download the photo, go to Cadence Health's Facebook page, click the link in its post about Bright Pink and download a photo or share it.
Friday, August 31, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
An unusual, early-morning incident involving a slammed pamphlet holder in a hospital's front lobby resulted disorderly conduct charges leveled against a St. Charles man. Geneva police arrested George Ghawi, 35, of St. Charles for disorderly conduct at around 1 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the 300 block of South Randall Road, Geneva police reports said. According to the complaint in the 16th Judicial Circuit court, Ghawi “knowingly struck a plastic pamphlet holder on a counter top in the lobby of Delnor Hospital, causing the pamphlet holder to travel through the air and strike (the victim) in an unreasonable manner as to alarm (the victim) and provoke a breach of the peace.” Ghawi has a court date of Sept. 18 at the Kane County Branch Court, …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Proposed $20 million addition moves to City Council Committee of the Whole April 23.
Plan Commission meetings always have the potential to be drawn-out affairs in which plans are scrutinized and 1,001 details—from window treatments to ingress and egress to parking spaces and setbacks—are discussed. Thursday's meeting was nothing like that. Plans for a $20 million addition to the Delnor Hospital cancer center gained unanimous blessing from the recommending body. Plans now go to the City Council Committee of the Whole, scheduled for April 23. Cadence Health, Delnor's newly branded parent company, is planning to build a 25,950-square-foot addition to the 9,084-square-foot existing building at 304 S. Randall Road. The purpose of the project is to provide a one-stop-shop cancer treatment facility. Presently, a number of cancer-…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Geneva Plan Commission will take a look Thursday at plans for the proposed new cancer center at Delnor Hospital at its meeting Thursday at City Hall.
The Geneva Plan Commission will take a first public look at the plans for a new cancer center at Delnor Hospital. The site plan and development update is the only item on the agenda for the 7 p.m. Thursday (April 12) meeting at City Hall Chambers. Cadence Health System, which owns Delnor and Central DuPage hospitals, has applied to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board for a certificate of need to build what was described in December as a $20 million cancer treatment center. The center would combine the oncology services throughout the Delnor campus and become a division of the hospital, according to media reports. The certificate of need says 7,700 patients—the majority from Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles—would be …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Delnor's merged partner, Central DuPage Hospital, has plans that include 25 more beds for the mental health and intensive care units. Delnor is also looking at a $20 million cancer treatment center in Geneva.
Friday, March 9, 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. Cadence is the new name of the health service provider that includes the merged Delnor Hospital in Geneva and Central DuPage in Winfield. According to Crain’s, the $27 million Central DuPage 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 …