Advocate Eureka Hospital is a ‘not for profit’ church-operated medical center providing cares and services to residents of Eureka and Woodford County, Illinois. The 25-certified-bed facility is located at:
101 S. Major St.
Eureka, IL 61530
Along with providing urgent care and emergency services, the hospital also offers other valuable services that include:
- Orthopedic care
- Therapy care
- Specialty care
- Breast health and mammography
- Heart care
- Recovery care
- Cardiovascular care
- Surgical services
- Outreach services
- Outpatient care
- Inpatient services
Patient Safety Concerns
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors patient safety concerns and data collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The information is released to report card methodologies and risk adjustment rates, and used to evaluate inpatient quality indicators. The patient safety measures can reveal any potential adverse event or in-hospital complication that occurs after procedure surgery. For 2015, the patient safety concerns at Advocate Eureka Hospital involved:
- Unexpected Death Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 1.48 per 1000 or 1 unexpected death out of 59 patients was nearly 6 times the Illinois state average of 0.22 per 1000 patients. However, the Illinois Department of Public Health determined that this rate was “not statistically significantly better or worse than the state average.”
A certain percentage of all patients discharged from the hospital will need to be readmitted to the facility due to an unexpected health complication or failure to make an easy transition into a nursing home or the family’s house. This essential data is collected by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and made publicly available online on their Hospital Compare website.
Between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015, the readmission rates for Advocate Eureka Hospital involved:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Needed to Be Readmitted to the Hospital within 30 Days after Their Discharge – 16.4 percent, which is nearly identical to the Illinois state average of 17.56 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Needed to Be Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days after Their Departure – 21.0 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.
Thirty-Day Mortality Rate
The Hospital Compare website managed by HHS.gov posts measurable indicators on patient mortality rates on individuals who died within 30 days after their admission to the hospital. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors this insightful data to determine if any adverse outcome involving a patient’s death was directly linked to the quality of care they received. Between 07/01/2012 at 06/30/2015, the 30-day mortality rate for this facility involved:
- Pneumonia Patient 30 Day Mortality Rate – 15.3 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 16.32 percent.
- Heart Failure Patient 30 Day Mortality Rate – 10.7 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 11.83 percent.
Emergency Department Services
The HHS Hospital Compare website collects emergency department service data to assist patients in determining the level of care their hospital provides. Any delay in providing treatment has the potential of putting the patient’s health at risk and causing them unnecessary harm. Between 10/01/2014 and 09/30/2015, the emergency department service data involving Advocate Eureka Hospital Included:
- 203 Minutes – The amount of time it took the individual arriving at the emergency department to be seen by a medical professional and admitted for care.
- 54 Minutes – The amount of time it took for the emergency room to make an admission decision until the admitted patient was discharged.
- 99 Minutes – The time it took the individual arriving at the emergency department until they were discharged.
- 11 Minutes – The time it took the patient after their arrival at the emergency room to receive a diagnostic evaluation by a qualified medical professional.
- 18 Minutes – The time it took the patient arriving at the emergency department to receive pain medication for a long bone fracture.
- 1.1 Percent – The percentage of patients at Advocate Eureka Hospital to leave the facility without following medical advice or discontinuing their care.
Eureka Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe that your loved one suffered injuries or harm by medical malpractice as a patient at Advocate Eureka Hospital, call the law offices of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. Allow our reputable Illinois personal injury attorneys to handle and resolve your compensation case involving medical malpractice that occurred in a hospital or medical center.
Allow our legal team to handle every aspect of your case including filing all the necessary documentation and paperwork in the appropriate courthouse. The contact information for the Woodford County Courthouse is:
P.O. Box 284
Eureka, Illinois 61530
Circuit Court Clerk Lynne R. Gilbert
Our law firm provides extensive case evaluations at no charge for determining the merits of your claim for compensation. There is no obligation to discuss the value of your compensation claim. Call our Woodford County medical malpractice law offices today at (888) 424-5757. Your family does not need to make any upfront payment for our immediate legal services because we accept all wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury compensation claims, and medical malpractice cases through contingency fee agreements. Our legal services are paid for only after we have negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf or have won your case in front of a judge and jury.