Press Releases

ELMCARE nearly perfect in 2012 Blue Star Report from Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Illinois


ELMHURST – ELMCARE, the Elmhurst Physician Hospital Organization, received 10 out of 12 blue stars in the 2012 Blue Star Report, which recognizes HMO contracting medical groups that have documented high levels of performance in providing patient care.

The Blue Star Report is an annual assessment conducted by Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Illinois and is based upon national clinical practice and preventive care guidelines. Groups earn a blue star for meeting or exceeding the target care goal in each of the reporting categories, which include asthma, diabetes, breast cancer screening, childhood immunizations, mental health follow-up, controlling high blood pressure, colorectal cancer screening, management of cardiovascular conditions, cervical cancer screening, physician and member outreach, adult wellness and pediatric wellness.

ELMCARE also received a Blue Ribbon for member satisfaction in 2012. The recognition is based on results of a survey conducted by Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Illinois that contains questions of a satisfaction-oriented nature. Groups that received a 75 percent or higher satisfactory rating received the Blue Ribbon for member satisfaction.

“These recognitions are a reflection of our dedication to providing the best medical care available for today’s healthcare consumer,” said Lynn Suwanski, Physician Office Assistance Coordinator for ELMCARE. “We take great pride in these achievements but the true beneficiaries are our members, who have the peace of mind of knowing they have access to high-quality care.”

ELMCARE, the Elmhurst Physician Hospital Organization, was established in 1995 to offer integrated healthcare services to the Western suburbs of Chicago. Developed as a partnership between the physicians participating in managed care and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, ELMCARE was created to combine the strengths of top-notch physicians with a quality hospital, providing the best medical care available for today’s healthcare consumer.


About Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare

Founded in 1926, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital today is Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, a comprehensive health system with multiple locations and services designed to enhance the health of the communities and customers we serve. In June 2011, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare opened a new, state-of-the-art acute care hospital. With 259 private patient rooms, a modern emergency department and technologically advanced surgical suites, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital incorporates the latest trends in healthcare facility design and is home to some of the area’s most advanced technology. For more information about Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, please call CareMatch, our physician referral line, at (331) 221-2273, or visit our website at

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Network

This site is part of the Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare network of Web sites, which covers a variety of topics using the same philosophy: When it comes to medical care, we know that you have a lot of options. And we want you to know that you're more than a patient to us. You're an individual. We would appreciate the opportunity to provide you with state-of-the-art medical care and down-to-earth, personalized attention.

Get our classes & events newsletter

View more Newsletters