CGH Medical Center is a ‘not for profit’ 98-certified-bed facility providing cares and services to residents of Sterling and Whiteside County, Illinois. The Center is located at:
100 E. Lefevre Road
Sterling, IL 61081
This facility provides many much-needed services to the local community that includes:
- General surgery
- Internal medicine
- Pain management
- Physical therapy
- Vision/optical care
- Orthopedic care
- Oral maxillofacial surgery
- Pediatric pulmonology
- Pediatric allergy
- Pain management
- Laboratory testing
The CGH Medical Center currently holds one state designation that includes:
- Perinatal II – This designation indicates that the hospital is a part of the Illinois Regionalized Perinatal System that was created as an effective solution for improving perinatal outcomes involving childbearing women and their newborns. As a Level II facility, the hospital provides pregnant women and their newborns special care, especially those who are at risk for medical complications. While the facility does not offer a neonatal intensive care nursery or special care unit, the medical team does provide additional services and access to other facilities when necessary.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors facility-acquired onset incident infection rates to determine the level of care the hospital is providing. This data is collected through laboratory test results involving patients who have been at the facility for more than three days. This data helps determine if the bloodstream infection rates at the facility are statistically lower or higher than the state and national averages. For 2015, the onset incident rate involving Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) included:
- Facility-Acquired MRSA Incident Rate – 0 infections out of 15,475 patient days.
- Facility-Acquired CDI Incident Rate – 7 infections out of 14,461 patient days.
The Illinois Department of Public Health determined that these incident rates were not “statistically significantly worse or better than the national average.Patient Safety Concerns
The IDPH also monitors patient safety concerns from data collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The publicly available information is released through risk adjustment rates and report card methodologies. For 2015, the patient safety concerns at CGH Medical Center involved:
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 4.96 per 1000 or 2 incidents of 387 patients was approximately one-half the Illinois state average of 8.04 per 1000 patients.
- Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 2.71 per 1000 or 2 incidents out of 815 patients was approximately one-half the Illinois state average of 4.46 per 1000 patients.
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 0.33 per 1000 or 1 incident out of 3608 patients was slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 0.28 per 1000 patients.
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 3.01 per 1000 or 8 incidents out of 3846 patients was more than double the Illinois state average of 1.45 per 1000 patients.
The Illinois Department of Public Health determined that these rates were “not statistically significantly better or worse than the state average.”
- Unexpected Death Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 2.69 per 1000 or 1 unexpected death out of 705 patients was more than 13 times the state’s average of 0.22 per 1000 patients.
The IDPH determined that this rate is “statistically significantly worse than the state average.”Readmission Rates
A certain percentage of all hospital patients who have been discharged from the facility will need to be readmitted to the center due to an unexpected health complication or the inability to make an easy transition into a nursing facility or their home. This valuable data is collected by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and posted on their Hospital Compare website.
The information helps determine whether the facility is providing the best level of care. Between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015, the readmission rates involving CGH Medical Center included:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Needed to Be Readmitted to the Hospital within 30 Days after Their Discharge – 15.5 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 17.56 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Needed to Be Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days after Their Discharge – 20.2 percent, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.
- Heart Attack Patients Who Needed to Be Readmitted to the Hospital within 30 Days after the Discharge – 16.4 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 17.03 percent.
If you believe your loved one was harmed by medical malpractice while a patient at CGH Medical Center, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. Allow our skilled Sterling attorneys to file and successfully resolve your medical malpractice case that caused your loved one harm and file all the necessary paperwork in the appropriate courthouse at:
200 East Knox Street
Morrison, Illinois 61270
Circuit Court Clerk Sue Costello
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