WINFIELD, Ill., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Cadence Health, the health system created through the merger of Central DuPage Health and Delnor Community Health System, recently appointed Joseph Cacchione, M.D., to serve on the Board. Cacchione, an interventional cardiologist, is the Chairman of Operations and Strategy for the Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic.
"We are honored to have Dr. Cacchione join the Cadence Health Board of Directors. His depth of health care knowledge and vast medical experience will be extremely valuable to the Board as we continue to build our health system," said Richard A. Mark, Cadence Health Board Chair. "With Cadence Health's affiliation with Cleveland Clinic continuing to expand and evolve, Dr. Cacchione's perspective and insight will be vital to the Board and the system."
A graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Cacchione served his internship and residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and a fellowship in clinical cardiology at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He returned to University Hospitals for a one-year research fellowship followed by a one-year fellowship in interventional cardiology, which he completed in 1991. In 2007, he earned Executive Certification at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2009, Cacchione was in private cardiology practice and on the cardiology staff at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. from 1991 through 2008.
"We greatly value our relationship with Cadence Health and the opportunity it affords Cleveland Clinic to serve the cardiology and oncology needs of patients in Chicago's western suburbs," said Cacchione, whose position on the Board is unpaid. "I'm delighted to serve on the Cadence Board and look forward to working to serve those patients' needs."
Cacchione has been an active member of the American College of Cardiology for 15 years and currently is a member of the Board of Trustees. His research has been published in many notable cardiology journals, including Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Journal and Circulation. He has participated in more than two dozen research projects related to new treatments for chest pain, heart attack and coronary artery disease.
Since 2010, Cadence Health has launched three affiliations with Cleveland Clinic - cardiac surgery, adult medical oncology, and cardiology services. With the most recent affiliation, cardiology services, Cadence Health offers the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute's full range of cardiac and vascular services, which has been rated #1 in heart care by US News & World Report for 17 consecutive years.
About Cadence Health
Cadence Health was formed in March 2011 as a result of the merger between Central DuPage Health System based in Winfield, Ill., and Delnor Community Health System based in Geneva, Ill. Cadence Health is a locally based, locally governed health system focused on delivering excellent health care to the more than 1 million patients in Chicago's western suburbs. For five consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010), Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) was selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the "100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.," and currently maintains affiliations with the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago at Central DuPage Hospital for pediatric care and Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery, adult medical oncology, and cardiology services. Delnor Hospital 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. Cadence Health also includes Cadence Physician Group, a local network of more than 175 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital. For more information or to find a doctor, please visit www.cadencehealth.org.
SOURCE Cadence Health