Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Malpractice Lawyers

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is a 326-bed medical facility in Downers Grove, Illinois providing medical services throughout DuPage County. The hospital is located at:

  • 3815 Highland Ave.
  • Downers Grove, IL 60515
  • (630) 275-5900
National Rankings

Compared to other hospitals in the United States, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital maintains an overall “B” score. In national rating statistics, the medical center ranks in the 55th percentile in the areas of staff responsiveness, patient nurse communication and patient satisfaction along with complications and adverse incidences that could be the result of medical malpractice.

Illinois State Designations

The state of Illinois provides state designations for hospitals and medical centers to determine their level of care in the community. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital maintains four state designations that include:

Perinatal Level III

Illinois recognizes Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital as a participant in the Regionalized Perinatal System Level III. The medical center provides a high level intensive care approach when providing care for high risk women with the potential of developing a complicated pregnancy and to treat at risk newborns. The site has a neonatal intensive care unit to provide treatment to high risk childbearing women and newborns.

Trauma Center Level I

The hospital is recognized as a Level I Trauma Center providing all essential and necessary emergency services at the facility 24 hours a day including the ability to land a medical service helicopter on-site. The medical director/trauma surgeon has access to array of available specialized services to provide surgical care, anesthetics, intensive care, radiology and emergency medicines.

Magnet Recognition

The hospital participates in the Magnet Recognition program by developing procedures and protocols for strong nursing leadership, effective patient/nursing communication and shared decision-making processes. In addition, the program encourages ongoing quality improvement in nursing practices and how to develop interdisciplinary relationships in-house.

Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics

The Illinois Department of Public Health has developed an emergency medical system designed for pediatric patients. This hospital participates in that program and is recognized as maintaining an EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) designation that provides a high level of emergency care services to children 24 hours every day.

Facility-Acquired Infections
  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) between 01/01/2014 and 12/31/2014 Include:
    • Postoperative Infections in the Adult Surgical/Medical ICU – 1 infection incident out of 3394 central line days.
    • Neonatal ICU (Intensive Care Unit) Levels II/III – 2 infection incidents out of 509 central line days.
  • Surgical Site Infections (SSI) between 07/01/2013 to 06/30/2014 Include:
    • Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery – 1 infection incident out of 145 procedures.
    • Post-Total Knee Replacement Surgery – 1 infection incident out of 335 procedures.
  • CDI and MRSA Bloodstream Infections between 01/01/2014 to 12/31/2014 Include:
    • MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Bloodstream Infection Onset Incident Rate – 3 infection incidents out of 80,340 patient days.
    • CDI (Clostridium Difficile Infections) Onset Incident Rate – 51 infection incidents out of 68,351 patient days.
Patient Safety Concerns

The Illinois Department Of Health maintain statistics on patient safety measures as a way to flag any potential complication or adverse event post-surgery and post-procedures that occur in hospitals and medical centers statewide.

Between 10/01/2013 and 09/30/2014, the Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital had a statistically significant worse rating for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) blood clotting and Postoperative Lung Embolism at a combined higher than normal rate of 50 incidences out of 3866 patients, or nearly 2 times the state’s rate. Other patient safety concerns that might be associated with medical malpractice include:

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage and Hemorrhages – 12 incidents out of 3754 patients.
  • Health Care-Associated Collapsed Lung – 2 incidents of 11,964 patients.
  • Postoperative Abdominal Wall Surgery Wound Complications – 2 incidents out of 498 patients.
  • Unexpected Deaths – 1 unexpected death out of 3280 patients.
Downers Grove, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you have suffered harm after being admitted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, your injuries might be the result of medical negligence, mistakes and errors. The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers protect the rights of injured patients all across the state of Illinois. We accept medical malpractice cases on contingency. This means you receive instant legal representation to seek financial compensation to hold those responsible for your harm accountable for their neglect. Contact our law firm today to schedule your free, initial consultation to discuss the merits of your case.

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