Carle Hoopeston Regional Hospital is a ‘not for profit’ medical center providing services to residents of Hoopeston and Vermillion County, Illinois. The 24-certified-bed facility is located at:
701 E. Orange St.
Hoopeston, IL 60942
Along with providing emergency services to the local community, this hospital also offers other valuable services that include:
- Addiction recovery
- Bariatric surgery
- Mammography/breast imaging
- Cancer care
- Child life services
- Hearing services
- Hospitalist services
- Vascular and heart care
- Pediatric and adolescent medicine
- Plastic surgery
- Physical medicine
- Palliative care
When comparing this facility to other hospitals and medical centers nationwide, Carle Hoopeston Regional Hospital maintains an overall “C+” score, ranking it in the 38th percentile. The calculated ranking uses publicly available data including reported complications, patient cost, nurse/patient communication, emergency department initial assessment, staff responsiveness, patient satisfaction, cost per patient day, and patient flow. A medium to low score is often indicative of a high percentage of medical errors and mistakes occurring at the facility.
The level of care the emergency department provides is crucial to the community. Analytics MD collects emergency room (ER) information nationwide and publishes the data through percentile rankings to be used as a comparative tool for patients wanting to know the level of service their community ER provides. Currently, the emergency department at Carle Hoopeston Regional Hospital involves:
- Incoming Patient Flow (60th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how patients are evaluated after arriving at the hospital’s emergency room.
- Discharged Patient Flow (60th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team provides care and treatment to less sick patients who will then be discharged from the emergency room.
- Admitted Patient Flow (60th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team provides treatment to sicker patients who will then be admitted to the hospital.
- Frustrated Patients (50th percentile) – This measurement reveals the level of frustration that patients feel after receiving care and treatment and then leaving the emergency department.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (44th percentile) – This measurement ranks the level of care that individuals receive in all the hospital departments.
Busy emergency departments have the potential of delaying treatment to patients in critical need of care. Collected data involving high-volume emergency departments nationwide can assist the patient in determining the level of care their ER room offers. For 2015, there were 9747 emergency department visits in total, including 344 inpatient emergency department visits.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors readmission rates from data collected by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and posted on their Hospital Compare website. These rates can help the public health department determine if the facility is providing a high level of care to prevent complications, ensure that the patient is making an easy transition into a nursing facility or back home. The readmission rates involving Carle Hoopeston Regional Hospital between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015 included:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Needed to Be Readmitted into the Hospital within 30 Days after Their Discharge – 17.2 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 – 23.4 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.
Thirty-Day Mortality Rate
The Hospital Compare website releases measurable indicators on patient mortality rates from individuals who died within 30 days after being admitted to the facility. The IDPH uses this valuable information to determine if the adverse outcome of the patient’s death has a potential link to the quality of care the hospital provided. Between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015, the 30-day mortality rate at this facility involved:
- Pneumonia Patient 30 Day Mortality Rate – 16.0 percent, which is nearly identical to the Illinois state average of 16.32 percent.
- Heart Failure Patient 30 Day Mortality Rate – 13.1 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 11.83 percent.
- Pneumonia Patient Risk-Adjusted Mortality (for 2015) – The risk-adjusted rate of 19.51 per 1000 or 1 incident out of 35 patients is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 23.48 per 1000 patients. The IDPH determined that this rate is “not statistically significantly better or worse than the state average.”
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims & Settlements Against Carle Hospital
$1,400,000 Settlement; Illinois Improper IV Case
This hospital case involved an improper IV dosage in Champaign County (Carle Clinic). The patient was a forty-two-year-old woman. She was given Vistaril. Apparently, Vistaril is meant to be injected in the muscles instead of in the vein. The oversight had a number side effects including necrosis, dystrophy, and general pain. This case was brought against the Clinic for negligence and malpractice. The complaint sought damages for the pain, suffering, and expense of the error. The Clinic paid a reported $1.4 million. This was one of the highest settlements in the area for this type of injury and claim.
$135,000 Settlement; Illinois Surgical Error Case
This hospital lawsuit kicked off after a man died following surgery in Champaign, Illinois. The doctor instructed staff to stop giving him Heparin because he was bleeding along the wound site. However, the bleeding eventually subsided. Yet, the same doctor never restarted the Heparin medication even though he showed signs for a pulmonary embolism. The man actually got a pulmonary embolism and died from complications related to that condition. He was seventy-seven years old. The claim faulted the facility (Carle Clinic) with negligent diagnosis and surgical error among other failures. It sought compensation for the tragedy of his passing and similar losses. In a private agreement, the Clinic paid $135,000 to settle the matter.
Man Brings Claim After Developing Brain Injury in Facility
This cause of action arose in central Illinois. The claimant charged Carle Clinic and the treating doctor with malpractice. He entered the facility after he fell and sustained various injuries related to the fall accident. However, things only got worse from there. He claimed that the defendants did not properly examine him. He also stated they failed to diagnose his hematoma. The man further contended that this contributed to significant brain damage. The resolution of this dispute is not public.
Claim Brought After Surgical Incident at Carle Clinic
The woman who filed this cause of action was a woman living in central Illinois. She was admitted to Carle in order to undergo an esophagogastrodescopy (EGD). The controversy arose over events just prior to that event. Doctors put a tube down her esophagus. In the process of doing that, they perforated it. This required follow-up surgery to repair her esophagus. She sued the Clinic and treating doctor for negligence. She argued that their surgical error caused her pain, costs, and other damages. This matter’s conclusion has not been reported.
Hoopeston Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If your loved one was victimized by medical malpractice while a patient at Carle Hoopeston Regional Hospital, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Let our skilled Hoopeston attorneys file and handle every aspect of your financial compensation claim against all those who caused your loved one harm. Our years of experience in medical malpractice cases ensure a successful resolution.
We can ensure your documents and paperwork are filed in the appropriate court at:
7 North Vermilion St
Danville, Illinois 61832-5806
Circuit Court Clerk Dennis R. Gardner
Call our Vermillion County medical malpractice law firm today at (888) 424-5757 to speak with our representatives who can assist you in scheduling your free, no-obligation case evaluation. You and your family are not required to make any upfront payment because our law firm accepts medical malpractice cases and wrongful death lawsuits through contingency fee agreements. All information you share concerning your case with us will remain confidential.