Hinsdale and La Grange Memorial Hospitals Earn Five Stars for Excellence In National Hospital Report Card

Rooney Heart's Exceptional Cardiology Services Cited Hinsdale Hospital Stroke

Program Ranks Among Nation's Best

Oct 23, 2002, 01:00 ET from HealthGrades

    LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthGrades, the leading
 provider of health care quality information, has announced in its fifth-annual
 hospital report card that Hinsdale and La Grange Memorial Hospitals have
 received a 5-Star Rating for excellence in cardiology. Rooney Heart, which
 consists of cardiovascular teams from both La Grange Memorial and Hinsdale
 Hospitals, members of Adventist Health System Midwest Region, rates among the
 Best in Illinois for cardiology services.
     HealthGrades also recognized Hinsdale Hospital for its exceptional stroke
 programs in the United States.
     "Our exceptional ratings from HealthGrades are reflective of the
 consistently high standard of care that we provide patients in neurology and
 cardiology," said Ernie Sadau, President/CEO of Adventist Health System
 Midwest Region. "Hinsdale and La Grange Memorial Hospitals are setting the
 standard for quality and excellence in community hospital settings."
     Each year HealthGrades independently analyzes over 5,000 hospitals
 nationwide, objectively grading their performance and quality, and publishes
 the ratings on www.healthgrades.com .
     Hinsdale Hospital, located in Hinsdale, Ill., is the flagship of the
 Midwest Region of Adventist Health System -- one of the nation's largest
 health care systems.
     Rooney Heart of Hinsdale and La Grange Memorial Hospitals offer a full
 range of cardiac services including open-heart surgery, complete invasive
 cardiac procedures such as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, and stents,
 as well as a full complement of non-invasive services.  Complete inpatient and
 outpatient diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative cardiology services are
 available on both campuses. The health system's cardiac services are among the
 largest full service heart care programs in the western suburbs.
     Hinsdale Hospital is a prominent leader and referral center in the
 treatment of stroke and other neurological disorders. A dedicated Neuro
 Intensive Care Unit offers trained nurses to provide care following the
 surgical treatment of brain tumors, aneurysms, stroke and spinal disorders.
 Non-surgical treatment of aneurysms with coils is also offered at Hinsdale
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