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Published on March 02, 2006

Valley West Community Hospital Rated Highly by Patients

March 02, 2006

Valley West Community Hospital and the KishHealth System are committed to meeting the needs of the growing communities we serve with compassion, state of the art technology, and the very best of care.

A focus on clinical excellence and customer service has brought patient satisfaction above the 90th percentile in the 4th quarter of 2005 in three of the four hospital areas surveyed by Press Ganey, the nation’s largest database of comparative satisfaction information for benchmarking, with over 6000 of American healthcare facilities. “Our patients are noticing our efforts and remarking on the enhanced technology and superior level of care they receive in every area,” said Mike Muzzillo, assistant administrator at VWCH. “Our Obstetrics Department opened up two more rooms that were partially completed when the new addition was built, and is again at capacity. Surgical cases are surpassing our goals every month. The very personal care our patients receive is appreciated,” Muzzillo said.

Recognizing the need for primary care physicians to keep old and new residents close to home and family during illness, surgical procedures or after injury has resulted in the recruitment of family practice and internal medicine physicians. New specialists recently recruited are Dr. Michael Wilson (Surgeon) and Dr. Ramesh Kola (Oncology). Patients needing otolaryngology and gastroenterology services have been well served with the addition of Dr. Sanjiv Upadhyay and Dr. David Faulk, and those who requesting expanded urology services will find that when Dr. Azeem Haleem begins his practice here in September. The need for expanded cardiology and pulmonology services is recognized and search efforts are intense. “It’s an exciting time for us, as more and more physicians seek us rather than us recruiting them,” said Joe Dant, Vice President of Business Development. “This size of community and hospital, with its advanced technology, is exactly where physicians want to practice.”

Diagnostic Imaging has acquired a new Siemens Somatom Sensation 16 CT scanner, producing higher quality resolution made possible with images acquired at .75 mm thicknesses, and allowing radiologists to manipulate the data to view different planes of the anatomy without loss of detail. This process enhances surgical planning, especially in orthopedic cases, because of the three-dimensional views available.

Bone densitometry services for detecting osteoporosis will be operational within 60 days. MRI services increased with the delivery of the new short bore 1.0 Tesla magnet MRI with state of the art capabilities for scanning all body parts, organs and blood vessels. The housing was slipped into the existing fenced and canopied connection to Valley West Community Hospital in February.

Valley West has served the Yorkville/Kendall County market with physical, occupational and speech therapy in the Yorkville Professional Building, 106 E. Countryside Parkway, since 2000. An adjacent medical building, now under construction, will bring long needed MRI, CT, Radiography, and Ultrasound services to Yorkville in the fall of 2006 at Yorkville Imaging, with Consultants in Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) providing radiologist interpretation. “Physicians can expect the fastest turnaround time for reports, thanks to our excellent staff and on-site Picture Archiving Communication system (PACS),” said Larry Hanson CDI Administrator. With PACS, images formerly stored on bulky x-ray film are digitalized and stored in secure data banks, ready for viewing, interpreting and transcription.

In the same building, at the corner of Countryside Parkway and Center Parkway, physicians from Valley West Community Hospital will bring specialty physician care to this growing area. Targeted specialties include Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Urology.

As this area’s charm, air quality, and desirable lifestyle continue to draw new residents, we know that accessible, high-quality medical care is also a priority. The KishHealth System is committed to recognizing and responding quickly to these growing needs,” said Brad Copple, VWCH administrator.

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