Good news


These Hinsdale students earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2023 semester.

• Blake Baird, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

• Noah Lim, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

• Michael Spitzer, Illinois Wesleyan University


Talbot Carter of Hinsdale earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming at the completion of the fall 2023 semester.


The following Hinsdale students earned a place on the honor roll at Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park for the first semester of the 2023-24 school year.

Freshmen — James Wasson

Sophomores — Ava Heniff, Kate Wagner

Juniors — Elisabeth Anos, Margaret Anos, Matthew Callahan, Molly McGarry, Josephine Wagner

Seniors — Claire Beresford, Ava Coghill, Matea Hewitt, Francesca Hillman, John Hughes, Nicholas Iwanski, Faith Mouw, Emelia Sirchio

Central teens make donation

Hinsdale Central’s Red Devil Service Club members visited The Outreach House in Lombard March 21 to deliver a donation of 3,700 diapers to be distributed to community members in need. The Outreach House serves some 2,000 families in DuPage County and distributes more than 20,000 diapers monthly.


Students from all nine schools competed in the D181 Spelling Bee in late January. All students showcased their incredible knowledge of language, vocabulary and spelling throughout the evening.

After 14 rounds, James Bednarz of Hinsdale Middle School was named the D181 2024 Spelling Bee Champion. Callum Warden (Madison) placed second.

James and Callum went on to compete with 17 other students in the DuPage Regional Spelling Bee in February.

Hospital earns recognition

UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale has been recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. To earn this designation, each facility must deliver quality care, safely and cost-effectively.

The Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care program plays a key role in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s (BCBSA) National Health Equity Strategy aimed at reducing racial health disparities across the care spectrum and improving patient outcomes for all Americans. To align with this strategy, the Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care program enhanced its quality and measurement standards to recognize high-quality facilities that have taken action to respond effectively to obstetric emergencies, reduce racial disparities, and improve maternal health outcomes.

Based on data from the current designation cycle, facilities designated under the Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care program demonstrate high-quality care compared to other facilities, with overall average rates of 26 percent fewer episiotomies, 60 percent fewer elective deliveries and 17 percent lower cesarean births — all of which can contribute to healthier outcomes for patients. The Blue Distinction Centers+ facilities also exhibited an average savings of 21 percent for maternity care.

“Our teams work tirelessly to address the needs of every individual and provide the best care possible,” said Lynda Lentini, regional director of women’s and children’s services at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale and Bolingbrook, which also received the distinction. “These Distinctions from Blue Cross and Blue Shield reflect the strong commitment of our physicians, nurses and other staff members to ensuring our patients’ safety, while providing our community with respectful, equitable and compassionate care. 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.”

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