Crossroads Community Hospital is a 47-bed “not for profit” medical center providing services and cares for residents of Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
8 Doctors Park Road
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Compared to other medical centers and hospitals throughout the US, Crossroads Community Hospital maintains an overall “B” score, ranking it in the 53rd percentile. The calculated ranking uses publicly available information including patient flow, patient satisfaction, and reported complications. A low to median score it is often indicative of a high percentage of medical errors, mistakes or malpractice incidents that happen at the hospital.
According to Analytics MD, Crossroads Community Hospital's areas of strength include quite patient rooms. However, the frustration level of patients leaving the emergency department ranks in the 52nd percentile. Additionally, the admitted patient flow, that measures the efficiency of treating sicker patients who require admission into the facility ranks low in the 45th percentile. The incoming patient flow measurement where patients are initially evaluated for their problem is in the 52nd percentile and the discharged patient flow, measuring the efficiency of providing treatment to less sick patients not requiring admission to the facility ranks in the 54th percentile.
However, total patient satisfaction involving all departments at the Jersey County Crossroads Community Hospital ranks in the 64th percentile, and the inpatient cost-efficiency rating ranks in the 45th percentile.
Illinois State Designations
Crossroads Community Hospital maintains one specific state designation that includes:
- Standby Emergency Department for Pediatrics (SEDP) – The SEDP designation means that the hospital is recognized by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program because they provide essential resources, cares and services to seriously ill and injured pediatric patients who require critical emergency care. These services are provided by specially trained professionals who have a comprehensive understanding of emergency and critical care involving children.
In addition, the SEDP designation means that the hospital participates in the Illinois emergency medical system by providing emergency care to children around-the-clock. The facility also provides transfer mechanisms and agreements when the pediatric patient requires a higher level of definitive care at another location.
Bloodstream Infection Rates and Patient Safety Concerns
Illinois Department of Public Health monitors bloodstream infection rates at every facility statewide, along with patient safety concerns that reveal adverse events and potential complications occurring in medical centers in Illinois. For the year 2015, the infection rates and patient safety concerns for Crossroads Community Hospital involved:
- Facility-Acquired Incident Rates Involving Clostridium Difficile Infections (CDI) – 1 serious communicable CDI infection out of 3747 patient days.
- Accidental Puncture a Laceration Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 3.21 per 1000 or 2.0 of 1051 patients is more than double the Illinois state average of 1.45 per 1000 patients.
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure – The risk-adjusted rate of 6.41 per 1000 or 1 of 186 patients was slightly less than the Illinois state average of 8.04 per 1000 patients.
- Foreign Body Left in the Patient during a Procedure – 1 incident for the year 2015.
The state of Illinois determined that the statistical rates listed above are not significantly better or worse than the national average.
Hospital Readmission and 30-Day Mortality Rates
A certain percentage of all patients who have been discharged from the hospital will need to be readmitted due to a complication or trouble in their transition to a nursing facility or the family’s home. In addition, a certain percentage of patients will die due to their condition within 30 days after being admitted to the facility. Between the time frame of 07/01/2014 at 06/30/2017, the Illinois Department of Public Health monitored this facility’s readmission rates and 30-Day mortality rates that include:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Required Readmission to the Facility within 30 Days – 16.4 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 – 22.6 percent which is nearly identical to the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.
- Pneumonia Patient 30-Day Mortality Rate – 15.8 percent of all pneumonia patients within this timeframe died within 30 days after being admitted to the facility. This rate is nearly identical to the Illinois state average of 16.32 percent.
- Heart Failure Patient 30-Day Mortality Rate – 10.2 percent which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 11.83 percent.
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims & Settlements Against Crossroads
Elderly Man Takes a Tumble and Then Brings a Claim
The man who brought this claim was late in his years. He was elderly and needed a wheelchair to get about the facility. Apparently, one of the people working at the medical center put him in on a chair that did not have rests for the legs or feet. Consequently, his feet were unfastened as they drove him about the premises. As they did this, his feet got caught up underneath the chair and that sent him flying over onto the ground. He brought this claim as a result. It seeks compensation for the damages that resulted directly from the mishap. These included harms and losses related to his physical injuries, emotional trauma, and medical expenses among other things.
Claim Filed after Tumor Missed in Illinois Hospital
This case was brought against a hospital after a man developed a malignant tumor. The essence of the claim is that the staff failed to diagnose and treat it properly. Had they done that, the complaint continues, the man might have a better chance at fighting off the disease. Since the defendants did not do this, he lost the chance at a better recovery. His quality of life as well as life expectancy suffered as a result according to the allegations. They sought compensation related to the tangible and intangible harms he sustained. The final resolution of this dispute was not published.
Mt. Vernon Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one was hurt by medical malpractice while a patient at Crossroads Community Hospital, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today. Our Mount Vernon personal injury attorneys can represent your family in cases that involve medical mistakes and will work on your behalf to ensure your loved one and family receives sufficient financial compensation for your damages.
Our attorneys can ensure that all the necessary documents and paperwork are filed in the appropriate court. In Jefferson County, that courthouse contact information is:
P.O. Box 1266
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Circuit Court Clerk Randy Pollard Jr.
We encourage you to contact our Jefferson County medical malpractice law offices by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your comprehensive compensation lawsuit evaluation at no charge to you. No upfront payments are necessary because our law firm accepts medical malpractice compensation claims on contingency.