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Best Maternity Hospitals List

AdventHealth Hinsdale has been named on Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Newsweek and Statista invited more than 10,000 medical professionals to participate in the survey. AdventHealth Hinsdale is one of only 350 winners nationwide to be recognized on the list.

“This national recognition from Newsweek comes at a time where families have many choices of where to go for their maternity care, and being selected as one of the best in the country does not happen by accident. Our team works tirelessly to address the needs of every individual and provide the best care possible,” said Lynda Lentini, director of women’s and children’s services at AdventHealth Hinsdale. “We take great pride in the care we provide our patients, which is demonstrated in our quality outcomes, patient satisfaction scores and support from our community. This award validates our mission, vision and values at AdventHealth Hinsdale.”

Newsweek and Statista developed a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking, examining a a nationwide online survey, medical key performance indicators and results from patient surveys

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Districts receive state grants

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 and Hinsdale High School District 86 are two of more than 600 applicants that received a total of $30 million in funds from the Illinois State Board of Education to maintain educational buildings.

The School Maintenance Grant Program is a dollar-for-dollar state matching grant open to school districts, cooperative high schools, vocational centers and special education cooperatives. District 181 and District 86 each received $50,000 — the maximum allowable grant — to put toward proposed maintenance projects.

The grants will help make schools safer, healthier and more energy-efficient, ultimately saving taxpayers money, said state Superintendent Carmen Ayala.


The Community House Counseling Center received a $50,000 Immediate Intervention grant from the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership Fund to support mental health counseling services for children, adolescents and young adults who are uninsured or underinsured in the eight communities it serves: Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Burr Ridge, Darien, Westmont, Willowbrook and Oak Brook.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities have demonstrated a significant need for counseling services, based on an increase in symptoms surrounding depression, anxiety, trauma and overall stress. The funds received will support staff in the provision of quality mental health services.

The Counseling Center, which uses evidence-based therapy techniques to serve children, adolescents, young adults and families, is a safe space to explore the path to a happy and balanced life.

“We are truly in a time in society where the need for mental health services is a recognizable need more than ever before,” said Dr. Loren Williams, director of social impact at The Community House. “We are very thankful to DuPage Foundation for their support.”