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, Downers Grove, Homer Glen, Joliet, Lisle, Lockport, Minooka, Oswego, Plainfield, Romeoville, Warrenville, Wheaton, Woodridge and Yorkville.


Edward Sanitorium
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. 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
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
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 (200,000 m 2) 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 m 2) 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. Edward's commitment to world class cancer care was evident in 2005 when the Edward Cancer Center opened. The 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m 2) facility doubled the previous space available for medical oncology and radiation therapy and provided a warm, comfortable environment with more amenities for patients and their families during long treatment days. Also in 2005, Edward became the only hospital serving DuPage and Will Counties to achieve the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence. 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. 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 m 2) 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 (240,000 m 2) 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). In 2007, a National Research Corporation (NRC) consumer study recognized Edward as the best non-teaching hospital for overall quality in the entire Chicago region and the most preferred hospital overall in the west and southwest suburbs. The NRC study also ranked Edward as the best hospital in those suburbs for key service lines, including heart care, cancer care and orthopedics. 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 m 2), 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 continued its history of providing the latest in state-of-the-art treatment with 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 offering access to complex medical specialties and innovative programming. 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. Edward has earned a reputation as a healthcare leader by providing advanced cardiac care at Edward Heart Hospital and state-of-the-art cancer diagnosis and treatment at Edward Cancer Center. Edward also provides the latest 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)
  • Edward Medical Group (130 N. Weber Road, Suite 100 & 112 Bolingbrook, IL 60440)

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

  • Naperville Campus (801 S. Washington Street Naperville, IL 60540)
    • 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 (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)
  • Edward Medical Group (Orchard Rd. & Rt. 34 (US Highway 34)Oswego, IL 60543)

  • Plainfield Campus (24600 W. 127th Street Plainfield, IL 60585)
    • 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)

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

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

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

Board of Trustees (2009”“2010)
The following people comprise the Board of Trustees for Edward Hospital:
  • Joe Beatty
President and CEO Telular Corporation
  • Scott Berger, MD
Suburban Gastroenterology, Ltd.
  • Dennis Burke
  • Gary Cianci, MD
Full Scope Family Medicine
  • Pamela Meyer Davis
President and CEO Edward Hospital & Health Services
  • Dave Delgado
Crowe Horwth, LLP
  • Joe DePaulo
President DePaulo Incorporated
  • Richard Endress
President DuPage Health Coalition
  • Mary Kay LaDone
Vice President, Investor Relations Baxter International
  • Rocco Martino
Partner LaSalle Capital Group, LP
  • Timothy Rivelli
Partner Winston & Strawn
  • Thom Rooke, MD
Professor of Medicine Mayo Clinic
  • Alison B. Smith
Vice President, Operations Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
  • William Wheeler
Vice President Advantage Health Solution

Rankings and awards
In 1998 Modern Healthcare magazine named Edward Hospital as the 34th fastest growing hospital in the U.S. and fastest growing hospital in Illinois. Edward Hospital became the only hospital serving DuPage and Will Counties in 2005 to achieve the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence. In 2005, Edward Heart Hospital also received a #1 ranking for cardiac surgery in the Chicago area from HealthGrades. U.S. News & World Report ranked Edward Hospital #43 in the orthopedic specialty area of its 2006 edition of "America's Best Hospitals." Solucient named Edward Heart Hospital a Top 100 Hospital for cardiovascular care. VHA Inc. awarded Edward Hospital its Leadership Award for Operational Excellence. Also in 2006, American Heart Association awarded Edward its "Get with the Guidelines" annual achievement award for treating coronary artery disease. Edward is only the third hospital in Illinois to be recognized. In addition, Crain's Chicago Business ranked Edward as the tenth largest hospital in the Chicago area. In 2007 Edward ranked as the best non-teaching hospital for overall quality in the entire Chicago region and the most preferred hospital overall in the far west suburbs in a National Research Corporation consumer study. Edward maintained its ranking as the tenth largest hospital in the Chicago area, according to Crain’s. Edward received recognition for its quality of care in 2008 with a #47 ranking in the gastrointestinal disorders specialty area of U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 edition of “America’s Best Hospitals” and a ranking by Thomson Reuters as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals for cardiovascular care. Edward was ranked as the 9th largest hospital in the Chicago area by Crain's Chicago Business in 2008. Edward performed the most cardiac and thoracic surgeries in DuPage, Will, Kane, Grundy, McHenry and Lake Counties in fiscal year 2008 (IHA COMPData).


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