AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange is a 196-bed church-associated “not-for-profit” Medical Center providing cares and services to residents of La Grange and Cook County Illinois. The Facility is located at:
5101 Willow Springs Rd.
La Grange, IL 60525
The facility provides numerous medical services to the local community that include:
- Behavioral health care
- Cancer care
- Hospice care
- Emergency services
- Interventional radiology
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Pediatric hearing
- Physical rehabilitation
- Surgical services
- Pain management
- Wound care
Illinois State Designations
The Adventist Medical Center La Grange Medical Center maintains three specific Illinois state designations that include:
- Perinatal II – As a level II perinatal Medical Center, the facility follows the Illinois Regionalized Perinatal System designed to improve pregnant women’s perinatal outcomes. This is accomplished by early identification and effective treatment of childbearing women and fetuses/newborns. Even though the facility does not have a neonatal intensive nursery on-site, special care is provided to women and newborns at risk for medical complications.
- Trauma Center Level II – As a level II trauma center, the facility provides around-the-clock essential services on-site and makes other services readily available in less than an hour seven days a week. The Medical Center maintains a high-level emergency medical system to deliver the best level of trauma care, emergency medicine, radiology services, anesthesiology services, intensive care, and sub-specialty surgical care.
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) – The EDA P hospital participates in the approved Illinois emergency medical system by providing optimal emergency care to children 24/7. The services are provided by specially trained professionals with a comprehensive understanding of pediatric critical and emergency care.
Bloodstream Infection Rates
The state of Illinois maintains data on facility-acquired Onset incident rates for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). The information is maintained through the Standardized Infection Ratio system as a summary measurement to determine the rate of bloodstream infections and how they might differ statistically from the nation’s average. For the year 2015, the Adventist Medical Center at La Grange facility infection rate included:
- MRSA – 3 infections out of 32,155 patient days with the standardized infection ratio of 2.11. The state deemed that this ratio is “not statistically significantly better or worse than the national average.”
- CDI – 30 infections out of 31,186 patient days with the standardized infection ratio of 1.1. The state deemed that this ratio is “not statistically significant worse or better than the national average.”
Patient Safety Concerns
The Illinois Department of Public Health uses Public Safety measurements to determine the risk-adjusted rate of adverse events and in-hospital complications that resulted in unexpected harm or death. For the year 2015, the facility’s rates and measurements included:
- Unexpected Death – The facility had a 0.56 per 1000 or 1 out of 893 patients involved in an unexpected death. The risk-adjusted rate is more than 2.5 times Illinois state average of 0.22 per thousand patients.
- Accidental Laceration or Puncture – The facility had a 1.4 per 1000 or 7 out of 7137 patients compared to the Illinois state average of 1.45 per 1000 patients.
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung – The facility experienced 80.16 per thousand or 1.0 out of 6947 patients. Statistically, this is nearly one-half of the Illinois state average of 0.28 per thousand patients.
- Post-Operative Hematoma or Hemorrhage – The facility had a 2.16 per 1000 or 1 out of1533 patients. The rate-adjusted rate is nearly one-half of the Illinois state average of 4.46 per 1000 patients.
- Post-Operative Respiratory Failure – The facility had a risk-adjusted rate of 8.03 per 1000 or 8.0 of 712 patients. This is nearly identical to the Illinois state average of 8.04 per 1000 patients.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Doctors and hospitals make mistakes. Fortunately, not every error by the nursing staff, Doctor or Medical Center rises to the level of medical malpractice. However, some victims suffer serious harm, injury or premature death due to a significant mistake that could have been avoided if the medical team had followed acceptable standards of care. During these times, the victim, or surviving family members of the victim, will file a medical malpractice lawsuit or claim for compensation against all parties involved.
However, these cases tend to be highly complex, require the skills and experience of a reputable personal injury attorney who understands Illinois tort law. Before the case can proceed, the lawyer must file all the necessary paperwork’s in the appropriate County Court. In Cook County, the court system is located at:
Cook County Circuit Court
50 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60602
Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy A. Brown
La Grange Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one has suffered neglect or mistreatment while a patient at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. Let our skilled La Grange personal injury attorneys successfully resolve your claim for compensation and hold those legally responsible for your harm financially accountable.
Schedule your no obligation, free comprehensive financial case review by calling our Cook County medical malpractice law offices at (888) 424-5757 today. We accept all medical malpractice claims for compensation through contingency fee agreements. Our legal fees are paid only after we have negotiated your out-of-court settlement, or have won your case in front of a judge and jury.