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Illinois Hospital Association Awards Holy Family Medical Center Coveted Quality Award

2012 Delivering Quality with Distinction Award from the Illinois Hospital Association

DES PLAINES, IL- (September 18, 2012) - Holy Family Medical Center, a Long Term Acute Care Hospital, received the 2012 Delivering Quality with Distinction Award from the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA).

The hospital’s multi-disciplinary approach to reducing infections acquired in the hospital by patients who are on ventilators, significantly reduced the number of cases of an infection known as Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDiff).

“CDiff is a very common infection that patients are prone to getting when they are on ventilators for a length of time,” said Marti Edwards, VP Patient Care Services.  “The CDiff rate at Holy Family went from 26.7 cases per 10,000 over the last 2 years, to 7.4 cases.”

The IHA received 67 applications for the award and Holy Family was one of three urban area hospitals to be recognized.

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Founded in 1961, Holy Family Medical Center (HFMC) is a faith-based Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) in Illinois, and the only such hospital in the Northwest Chicago land area. Holy Family operates 105 LTACH beds and specializes in providing care for patients who are critically ill with complex conditions and must be hospitalized for an extended period of time. HFMC is the only specialty hospital campus in Illinois with comprehensive outpatient services including: same-day surgery, G.I. lab, medical imaging, Women’s Imaging Center, Wound Healing Center, sleep disorder treatment, a Pain Center, cardiology, and physical, occupational and speech therapies, and the Keys to Recovery substance abuse treatment program. For more information: http://holyfamilymedicalcenter.reshealth.org/sub_hfmc/default.cfm

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