Carle Foundation Hospital is a 393-bed regional medical center serving the Champaign-Urbana Illinois area. The hospital is the only medical center in the community providing Level I Trauma care. Its main campus is located at:
- 611 W. Park Street
- Urbana, IL 61801
- (217) 383-3311
Equipped with the latest technological advancements in imaging, the facility has 50+ clinical departments that provide diagnostic results, treatment, surgery and other health care options.
Carle Foundation Hospital maintains a ranking in the 83rd percentile among all other hospitals in the US based on patient satisfaction, public data, and cases that have the potential of involving medical malpractice. The facility maintains an overall “A” score.
The hospital has acquired Illinois state designations including:
First developed by the American Nurses Association (ANA) subsidiary, American Nurses Credentialing Center, the prestigious Magnet Recognition program recognizes hospitals, medical care facilities and other organizations that provide excellent nursing practices in high-level patient care that includes:
- Dedicated nursing leadership, effective communication and shared decision-making.
- Continuous practices to improve quality care.
- Use of nursing “best practices” for continual professional growth.
- Providing patient care emphasizing nursing staff accountability and maintaining a vision of accuracy to protect the patient while providing coordinated care.
The Carle Foundation Hospital provides patients a Prenatal III level of care to protect high-risk women who are vulnerable to complex pregnancies and newborns identified to be high risk. The facility provides sub-specialty medical care during high risk pregnancies and protects at-risk newborns in their neonatal intensive care unit.Trauma Center I
As Champagne-Urbana’s only regional trauma center, the Carle Foundation Hospital provides Level I “at risk” care 24 hours every day along with an on-site helicopter landing port. The trauma surgeon working at the facility is also the center’s medical director providing specialized trauma services that include: emergency medicine, surgical care, radiology, anesthesiology and intensive care.Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
The facility holds an EDAP designation in the Campaign-Urbana area that provides optimal emergency care to the community’s pediatric patients.
Publicly available data accumulated through all of 2014 indicate that the Carle Foundation Hospital was statistically on average with facility-acquired infections compared to other national hospitals. These include:
- Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections that occur in the ICU (intensive care unit) and CCU (critical care unit) include:
- Infections Developed in the Adult Surgical Cardiothoracic ICU – 4 infection incidents of 2046 central line days.
- Infections Developed in the Adult Surgical/Medical ICU – 6 infection incidents of 2268 central line days.
- Surgical site infections (SSI) that include:
- Infections Developed Post Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery – 2 infection incidents of two and 16 procedures.
- Infections Developed Post Total Knee Replacement Surgery– 2 infection incidents out of 475 procedures.
- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium Difficile Infections (CDI) that include:
- 10 MRSA infection incidents out of 105,909 patient days at the facility
- 78 CDI infection incidents out of 98,932 patient days.
Patient Safety at Carle According to Public Data
Patient safety data maintained by the Illinois Department of Health records every potential adverse event or complication following procedures and surgeries. From 10/01/2000 until 09/30/2014, the Carle Foundation Hospital had two events involving foreign bodies left accidentally inside the patient during a surgical procedure.
Other reported safety concerns that occurred at this hospital during or after procedures and surgeries between 10/01/2013 and 09/30/2014 involve:
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure – 28 incidents out of 2811 patients at the facility.
- Postoperative Hematoma or Hemorrhage – 23 incidents out of 5769 patients.
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung – 10 incidents out of 15,361 patients.
- Accidental Laceration or Puncture – 24 incidents out of 16,391 patients.
- Abdominal Wall Surgery Wound Complication – 1 incident out of 861 patients.
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or Postoperative Lung Embolism – 45 incidents out of 6044 patients.
- Unexpected Death – 2 unexpected deaths out of 3689 patients.
Urbana, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you, your child or loved one suffered harm after being admitted to Carle Foundation Hospital, your injuries may be the result of medical negligence. The experienced team of Champaign-Urbana medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is dedicated to protecting patients from malpractice that occurs in every medical setting. For a free, confidential evaluation of your case, contact our law office today. We accept Illinois medical malpractice cases on contingency, meaning no upfront fees are required.