Quality of care

There’s a reason why expectant mothers choose Edward-Elmhurst Health. We provide unmatched quality of care, which is reflected in our many designations and certifications:

  • Our hospitals earned Joint Commission Accreditation—the “gold standard” seal of hospital approval in healthcare.
  • Our hospitals have earned Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing, granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Edward Hospital earned in 2005 and was re-designated in 2010 and 2014. Elmhurst Hospital earned in 2015.
  • Edward Hospital was designated as a Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit— the highest level of care available in Illinois to treat the sickest and most fragile newborns — with board-certified neonatologists and experienced neonatal nurses available 24/7.
  • Elmhurst Hospital was designated as a Level IIe Special Care Nursery with extended capabilities, recognized by Illinois for our ability to care for premature infants at 30 weeks gestation or more —with board-certified neonatologists and experienced neonatal nurses available 24/7. Edward Hospital earned Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for Pre-Term Labor, which demonstrates a commitment to excellence in caring for pre-term labor patients.
  • Our hospitals have been recognized for reducing the number of elective deliveries performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy by the March of Dimes, Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) and the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA). Both Edward and Elmhurst hospitals have been recognized for having zero percent early elective births — giving more babies a healthy start in life, as babies born just a few weeks early have higher rates of hospitalization and illness than full-term infants.
  • Our hospitals are members of the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC), which works to improve the health of pregnant women, mothers and infants through perinatal quality improvement initiatives.
  • Our hospitals earned national recognition as Blue Distinction® Centers for Maternity Care, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. The designations signify that our maternity departments met nationally established selection criteria by demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care, safely and effectively. Edward Hospital received Blue Distinction® Plus (+) Centers for Maternity Care designation and Elmhurst Hospital received Blue Distinction® Centers for Maternity Care designation.

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