Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Emergency Department

Winfield, Illinois

Through the unprecedented challenges all of healthcare has experienced in the past few years, the clinical team at NM CDH has continued with their unwavering commitment to our patients and a passion for continual development of the excellent care we deliver . Teamwork, collaboration, best practice, growth mindset, and adherence to our values have supported this achievement.

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is a 66-bed unit a large community hospital serving greater than 75,000 patients a year in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. The hospital is ranked among “America’s Best” by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-2023. NM CDH is committed to providing exceptional care to all populations for which they have been recognized for including through the international Child Kind designation and the Healthcare Quality Index LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader.

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital emergency department is certified as a Level 2 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Treatment Center for survivors of sexual assault. NM CDH maintains a strong pediatric program with pediatric units, pediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, and multiple subspecialty clinics. A strong focus on quality coupled with smooth integration of best practice a strong collaboration with interdisciplinary groups as well as prehospital providers allows NM CDH’s ED operations to excel. The Lantern document included work on security plan for high-risk individuals, creation of a waiting room assessment position, integration of suicide screening tools into the EMR, and partnership with physician leaders on an Ultrasound Guided IV Program. Our application proudly highlighted exemplary teamwork and professional growth. The Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital emergency department is honored to receive the Lantern Award for the second time.