Edward Hospital earns national honor for achieving, sustaining excellence in pediatrics

December 07, 2020
Edward Hospital 3 Edward Hospital in Naperville has earned the 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey for outstanding achievement in pediatrics, based on the Child Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).  The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes Edward’s “ability to reach the 95th percentile for each reporting period for the award year.”

The award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in healthcare. Presented annually, the award honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients for each one-year reporting period.

“We’re very proud that Edward Hospital’s pediatric care has been recognized at the national level,” says Yvette Saba, System VP, Operations, responsible for the Women’s and Children’s services at Edward-Elmhurst Health, which includes Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital. “What makes the award special is that it means we can assure parents their children are receiving high-level, comprehensive care close to home in their own communities.”

Among the highlights of Edward Hospital’s pediatric care:

Pediatric nurse navigators to coordinate all aspects of patient care
More than 100 pediatric subspecialists from a variety of academic sites, who provide access to a wide range of procedures and treatments
Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Newborn Development Multidisciplinary Follow-up Clinic for high-risk infants
Pediatric Emergency Care with recognition as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
Care Center for sexually abused children
Inpatient Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Pediatric Critical Care Center (PCCC), one of the first hospitals in Illinois to earn the designation
Pediatric Special Procedure Area (SPA), with pediatric anesthesia and hospitalists for diagnostic imaging and procedures
Pediatric Rehabilitation, including physical, occupational and speech therapy
Comprehensive Outpatient Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics staffed by university-level pediatric subspecialists
Ronald McDonald Family Room and Sleep Rooms
Behavioral health for adolescents, including depression, eating disorders, anxiety, anger, anti-social disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, addictions and more
Support groups
Child-life specialists to help children feel at ease

For more information about children’s services at Edward Hospital and Edward-Elmhurst Health, visit www.eehealth.org/services/children or call 630-527-KIDS (5437).