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Cadence Health Launches New Affiliation With Cleveland Clinic for Adult Medical Oncology Services

Offers CDH and Delnor Patients Local Access to World Class Cancer Research and Resources

WINFIELD, Ill., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Health, the newly named health system created through the merger of Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) and Delnor Hospital, today announced an affiliation with Cleveland Clinic for adult medical oncology services.  Cadence Health has embarked upon the affiliation to build on an extensive offering of cancer services at its two hospitals and to bring patients access to Cleveland Clinic's expertise in cancer care.  This is the first national affiliation in adult medical oncology for Cleveland Clinic and is similar to the existing CDH heart surgery affiliation.

An affiliation for adult medical oncology services with the nation's # 9 cancer program, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, will provide Cadence Health with access to evidence-based protocols and treatment plans, expanded research and clinical trials, and additional resources in training and education. Patients will benefit from growing capabilities in subspecialty care and expanded support services. 

"Cadence Health patients already have local access to comprehensive cancer care and state-of-the-art technology including a world class proton therapy center," said Luke McGuinness, Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Health. "The new affiliation with Cleveland Clinic will raise the bar even higher for regional cancer care, bringing our patients the expertise of one of the leading cancer centers in the U.S. We are eager to build on our successful relationship with this top health care provider and offer more advanced care to our patients."

"Our affiliation with Cadence Health will help enhance patient care by providing the latest treatments available along with greater access to clinical trials," said Brian J. Bolwell, M.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute. "We will work together to achieve the highest standards of care and the best outcomes for our patients."

The Cleveland Clinic cancer program has 175 staff physicians in more than a dozen cancer-related specialties. In 2010, it had nearly 300,000 patient visits and enrolled approximately 1,300 patients in 247 clinical trials. 

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, 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 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. Cadence Health also includes Cadence Physician Group, a local network of more than 125 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital. 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.

About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 18 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 167,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/.  Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

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