Edward Hospital

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Edward Hospital
Edward Hospital & Health Services
Edward hospital logo.gif
Location 801 South Washington Street, Naperville, Illinois, United States
Coordinates 41°45′40″N 88°08′59″W / 41.76111°N 88.14972°W / 41.76111; -88.14972Coordinates: 41°45′40″N 88°08′59″W / 41.76111°N 88.14972°W / 41.76111; -88.14972
Care system 60+ medical/surgical specialties and subspecialties
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type General
Affiliated university None
Patron Edward Foundation
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Beds 309
Founded 1907 (as Edward Sanitorium), 1955 (as Edward Hospital)
Website http://www.EEHealth.org/
Lists Hospitals in Illinois

Edward Hospital & Health Services (Edward Hospital Services Corporation), commonly referred to as "Edward", is a major healthcare provider located in southwest suburban Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois. The current Chief Executive Officer is Pamela Meyer Davis, who began her position in 1988.

Edward serves the residents of Chicago’s west and southwest suburbs, including Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Channahon, Crest Hill, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Homer Glen, Joliet, Lemont, Lisle, Lockport, Minooka, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego, Plainfield, Romeoville, Shorewood, Sugar Grove, Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, Woodridge, and Yorkville.

The main campus is located at 801 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL.


Edward Sanitorium[edit]

Founded by Eudora Hull Gaylord Spalding in 1907 as a memorial to her husband Edward Gaylord, the Edward Sanitorium was one of the first treatment centers for tuberculosis in the Great Lakes region and became a model for other such centers in the nation.[1]

In 1920, a fire destroyed the Sanitorium's main building. A new, fireproof structure was built at the cost of $150,000. The Sanitorium flourished in the 1930s, thanks in part to the support of Joy Morton, the owner of the Morton Salt Company and the founder of The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.

As the tuberculosis epidemic subsided, Edward turned its attention to other more urgent community health needs.

Edward Hospital, 1955–1987[edit]

On October 1, 1955, Edward Sanitorium officially reopened its doors as Edward Hospital, an acute care facility with 45 beds. The hospital's first patient was 23-month-old Frederich Maurer, Jr., who was brought in after he was kicked by a horse.

Edward became a public, tax-supported entity in 1959. As the Naperville, Illinois community grew, Edward expanded, adding patient care units and providing patients with more advanced technology. In 1962, the hospital expanded to 110 beds with state-of-the-art all-electric beds, a nurse call communication system and piped-in oxygen. Just five years later, in 1967, Edward grew to 133 beds with a $620,000 addition to the main building.

By 1981, Edward had 162 patient beds and 125 physicians. Eugene Morris, president of the hospital since 1959, retired. In the following years, Edward turned down merger, acquisition and management offers from competing Chicago area hospitals and remained independent. In 1984, Edward became a private, non-profit organization.

Edward Hospital, 1988–today[edit]

In 1988, the arrival of Pamela Meyer (now Pam Davis) as president and chief executive officer marked the beginning of an era of dramatic and continuous growth and innovation at Edward Hospital. Since then, Edward Hospital evolved into Edward Health Services Corporation in the 1990s and, now, Edward Hospital & Health Services.

The first major move under Davis was the opening of Edward Health & Fitness Center on the Naperville campus, the first medically based fitness center in DuPage County, Illinois. (A second Edward Health & Fitness Center, in Woodridge, opened in 1997.)

In 1990, Edward introduced a comprehensive cardiac medicine program, offering open heart surgery, diagnostic services and cardiac rehabilitation. The state's first freestanding outpatient heart center, the Edward Cardiovascular Institute, opened in 1993 and in 1998, Edward became the first healthcare facility in DuPage County to screen people for heart disease using Electron Beam CT calcium scoring (Ultra Fast Heart Scan).

The 1990s also saw the opening of the Edward Cancer Center, expansion of the emergency department, opening of Edward Healthcare Centers in Bolingbrook, Illinois and Naperville, the acquisition of Linden Oaks Hospital (a full-service behavioral health facility) and the opening of the Center for Surgery in Naperville.

In addition, in 1992, Edward became the first hospital in Illinois to offer all private patient rooms, one of many innovations in patient care and customer service for which Edward has become known. Others include animal assisted therapy, healing arts, concierge service and valet parking.

Modern Healthcare magazine recognized the spectacular growth in 1998 by naming Edward as the 34th fastest-growing hospital in the U.S. and fastest-growing in Illinois. In 1999, Edward reaffirmed those rankings with a "Growth Zone" announcement for its 50-acre (20 ha) Naperville campus-a $90 million renovation and expansion project to ensure high quality healthcare for a fast-growing community. Over the next couple of years, the project resulted in expanded outpatient services, expanded women's imaging services, new operating rooms for minimally invasive procedures, new mother/baby suites, and a four-floor Education Center and a 900-space parking garage.

Since 2000, the pace and scope of expansion has increased. Edward opened the first pediatric emergency department in DuPage County, and also achieved a Level III designation for its neonatal intensive care unit, the highest level of care in Illinois in 2000. Additionally, in 2004, it expanded its emergency department by another 56,000-square-foot (5,200 m2) to allow for annual growth in the number of emergency visits and more private and efficient triage and treatment areas for patients.

In 2002, the 71-bed Edward Heart Hospital opened (the first of its kind in Illinois) and reinforced Edward as a national leader in complex cardiac care. That reputation was further enhanced in 2005 when HealthGrades ranked Edward #1 for cardiac surgery in the Chicago area and again in 2006 when Edward was named a Solucient Top 100 Hospital for cardiovascular care.[2]

In 2005 the Edward Cancer Center opened. The 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2) facility doubled the previous space available for medical oncology and radiation therapy.

Also in 2005, Edward became the only hospital serving DuPage and Will Counties to achieve the Magnet designation for nursing excellence.[3] At the time, only two percent of the nation's 6,000 hospitals had been recognized with the honor by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Edward Sleep Center in Warrenville

2006 saw Edward expand access to convenient, high quality healthcare in Plainfield with the opening of the Edward Plainfield Outpatient Center, a 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) facility that provides Immediate Care, imaging services and community Wellness classes and events to the residents of one of the fastest-growing areas in Illinois. Edward Sleep Center and Edward administrative offices opened on Diehl Road in Warrenville as well.

The Edward Plainfield Outpatient Center is located on the 60-acre (24 ha) Edward Plainfield campus, which is also the site of a Medical Office Building (opened in 2006) and the future home to Edward Plainfield Hospital (seeking approval to build), Plainfield Surgery Center (2008) and Edward Plainfield Cancer Center (2009).

Linden Oaks at Edward began 2007 with the opening of Arabella House, an eight-bed residential care home for women with eating disorders. The home helps patients ease back into the "real world," from care in a hospital setting back to family, home, work, school. Also in 2007, Edward announced plans for a nearly $200 million "makeover" on its Naperville campus that will result in upgraded OB services, renovated and expanded surgical services, new cardiac cath capacity and a build out of a new three-floor addition to Edward Heart Hospital. Edward closed 2007 by completing a $49.7 million, three-floor, 76,000-square-foot (7,100 m2), 42-bed addition to the Edward Heart Hospital building. The expansion includes 28 beds for medical/surgical patients and 14 beds for intensive care unit patients.

Edward was ranked as the 10th largest hospital in the Chicago area by Crain's Chicago Business in 2007, is the largest employer in Naperville and is the busiest hospital in DuPage County for inpatient discharges, births and emergency visits, according to the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council.

In 2008, Edward’s growth in the southwest suburbs continued with the openings of the Plainfield Surgery Center on the Edward Plainfield campus and Edward Healthcare Center in Oswego. On the Naperville campus, Edward addressed the increased demand for services with the completion of a two-floor, 360-space addition to the South Parking Deck.

Edward Cancer Center kicked off RapidArc, radiation therapy technology that treats patients up to eight times faster than conventional or helical IMRT delivery systems.

Today, Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider. As of 2010, Edward Hospital has 309 private patient rooms and 4,100 employees, including 1,340 nurses and a medical staff of more than 980 physicians, representing more than 60 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Ninety-eight percent of Edward's physicians are board certified.[4]

Edward also provides imaging technology, care for critically ill newborns, minimally invasive surgery, newest clinical trials and behavioral health services through Linden Oaks at Edward.



  • Edward Healthcare Center (130 N. Weber Road Bolingbrook, IL 60440)[5]
  • Edward Medical Group (130 N. Weber Road, Suite 100 & 112 Bolingbrook, IL 60440)


  • Edward Medical Group (1025 Ogden Avenue Lisle, IL 60532)[6]


  • Naperville Campus (801 S. Washington Street Naperville, IL 60540)[7]
    • Edward Hospital
    • Heart Hospital
    • Edward Health & Fitness Center
    • Cancer Center
    • Diabetes Center
    • Edward Medical Group
    • Linden Oaks Hospital at Edward
  • Naperville Off-Campus
    • Linden Oaks[8] (1250 Mill Street Naperville, IL 60563)
    • Edward Healthcare Center (2007 95th St. Naperville, IL 60565)
    • Edward Medical Group (95th St. Naperville, IL)
    • Edward Medical Group (1220 Hobson Road, Suite 104 Naperville, IL 60540)
    • Woman's Imaging Center (1220 Hobson Road, Suite 124 Naperville, IL 60540)
    • The Center for Surgery (475 E. Diehl Road Naperville, IL 60540)


  • Edward Healthcare Center (Orchard Rd. & Rt. 34 (US Highway 34) Oswego, IL 60543)[9]
  • Edward Medical Group (Orchard Rd. & Rt. 34 (US Highway 34) Oswego, IL 60543)


  • Plainfield Campus (24600 W. 127th Street Plainfield, IL 60585)[10]
    • Plainfield Outpatient Center
    • Plainfield Surgery Center
    • Edward Medical Group
  • Plainfield Off-Campus (Renwick east of Rt. 59)
    • Edward Healthcare Center (15905 Frederick Street Plainfield, IL 60544)
    • Edward Medical Group (15905 Frederick Street, Suite 105 Plainfield, IL 60586)


  • Edward Medical Group (1 E. County Line Road Sandwich, IL 60548)[11]


  • Edward Sleep Center (27555 Diehl Road Warrenville, IL 60555)[12]


  • Edward Health & Fitness Center (Seven Bridges) (6600 S. Route 53 Woodridge, IL 60517)[13]


  • Edward Healthcare Center (76 West Countryside Parkway, Suite 1 Yorkville, IL 60560)[14]
  • Edward Medical Group (76 West Countryside Parkway Yorkville, IL 60560)

System Leadership[edit]

  • Pam Davis -- System CEO
  • Bobbie Byrne, MD -- System Vice President/Chief Information Officer
  • Brian Davis -- System Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer
  • Annette Kenney -- System Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
  • Bill Kottmann -- System Vice President, Physician Ambulatory Network Development
  • Mary Lou Mastro -- President/CEO, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare
  • Susan Mitchell -- System Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • Chris Mollet -- System Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Vince Pryor -- System Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Board of Trustees (2015)[edit]

The following people comprise the Board of Trustees for Edward-Elmhurst Health:[15]

  • Ron Schubel
  • David Atchison
Vice chair
  • Joseph Beatty
  • David Brueggen
  • Pam Davis
  • Joe DePaulo
  • Brian Hagan
  • Thomas Kloet
  • Mary Kay LaDone
  • Rocco Martino
  • Timothy Rivelli
  • Ronald Nyberg
  • Robert Platt


  1. ^ "Our History". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Cardiovascular Benchmarks". 12 Jun 2009. Archived from the original on May 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Magnet Recognition Program". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Quick Facts - Edward Hospital". Edward Hospital & Health Services. 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bolingbrook Locations & Maps". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  6. ^ "Lisle Locations & Maps". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  7. ^ "Naperville Locations & Maps". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  8. ^ "Linden Oaks Locations & Maps". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  9. ^ "Oswego Locations & Maps". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  10. ^ "Plainfield Locations & Maps". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  11. ^ "Sandwich Locations & Maps". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  12. ^ "Warrenville Locations & Maps". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  13. ^ "Fitness & Spa Locations". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  14. ^ "Yorkville Locations & Maps". 12 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  15. ^ https://www.eehealth.org/about-us/leadership

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