Central DuPage Hospital

Giving Families In Crisis Some Respite

Just over 40 years ago, after what had been a long night at Children’s Hospital, a Chicago committed to finding a way to make the experience more bearable for other families. The result was the first Ronald McDonald House. While many people have heard of the temporary housing for families dealing with a medical crisis, few have ever been inside one. First Light host Brian O'Keefe takes you inside the Ronald McDonald House at Central DuPage Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital is visible through the windows of the Ronald McDonald House's great room

Central DuPage Hospital is visible through the windows of the Ronald McDonald House's great room

The signature 'Toy Room' at the Ronald McDonald House

The signature 'Toy Room' at the Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald greets families from the front porch of the house in Winfield

Ronald McDonald greets families from the front porch of the house in Winfield

Seasonal Flu Widespread In The Region

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The centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu is widespread across the country, the virus is clogging doctors’ offices, emergency rooms, and even hospital intensive care units.
Dr. Luis Manrique is Medical Director of infection prevention at Northwestern Medicine-Central DuPage Hospital, he told First Light host Brian O'Keefe the local situation reflects the CDC reporting.

CDH's MSU Takes The Hospital To Stroke Patients

Every minute of every day…someone in the world dies from the effects of a stroke. Today…the World Stroke Organization is working to raise awareness for stroke treatment and prevention with the World Stroke Day. In the Chicago area…Northwestern Medicine-Central DuPage Hospital is at the forefront of rapid response treatment. In January…CDH launched a Mobile Stroke Unit. First Light host Brian O'Keefe talked about the MSU with Dr. Harnish Shownkeen, he's the Director of Stroke Programs at Central DuPage Hospital

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