Edward Hospital & Health Services is a 357-bed regional, full-service health care facility providing medical services to Naperville and DuPage County, Illinois. The medical center is located in Chicago’s western suburbs at:
- 801 South Washington St.
- Naperville, IL 60566
- (630) 355-0450
The facility offers private patient rooms along with community access to innovative programming and complex medical specialties. The care is covered by over 1000 physicians and 1200 nurses that represent more than 80 surgical and medical specialties. Since 2014, the facility has been designated as a regional magnet hospital offering nursing excellence, premium patient/medical professional communication and shared decision-making that produce optimal health care outcomes.
When rated against other hospitals and medical facilities throughout the United States, Edward Hospital maintains an overall “B+” score, ranking it in the 68 percentile. This rating is calculated using publicly available information including patient satisfaction, staff responsiveness, medical staff/patient communication and adverse complicated events that could be the result of medical malpractice.
Illinois State Designations
Edward Hospital maintains five specific state designations that include:
Perinatal III Trauma Center II Magnet Recognition Pediatric Critical Care Center Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
All medical centers and hospitals in Illinois are required to follow specific protocols that have been proven effective at reducing the potential of post-surgery and post-procedure infections. However, like all medical facilities, Edward Hospital has experienced numerous facility-acquired infections, many that place the lives of their patients in danger. The following data was accumulated throughout 2014 and reported to the CDC - NHSN (National Health Safety Network) surveillance system. The infections acquired at Edward Hospital during that time include:
- Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) between 01/01/2014 and 12/31/2014 Include:
- Infections Developed in the Adult Surgical/Medical Intensive Care Unit – 2 infection incidents of 2437 central line days.
- Infections Developed in the Adult Medical ICU – 4 infection incidents of 2523 central line days.
- Infections Developed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level II/III) – 2 infection incidents out of 925 central line days.
- Surgical Site Infections (SSI) Incident Rates between 07/01/2013 and 06/30/2014 Include:
- Infection Developed Post-Total Knee Replacement – 1 infection incident out of 581 procedures.
- MRSA and CDI Bloodstream Infection Onset Incident Rates between 01/01/2014 and 12/31/2014 Include:
- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections – 7 infection incidents out of 100,450 patient days.
- Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) – 94 infection incidents out of 86,907 patient days, which is significantly worse when compared to the national average.
Patient Safety Concerns
Using hospital discharge data collected by the AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), the Illinois Department of Public Health disperses information on patient safety measures involving on-site adverse events and complications at medical facilities throughout the state. Recent patient safety concerns at Edward Hospital are based on data accumulated between 10/01/2013 and 09/30/2014 that include:
- Numbers of public safety concerns that are significantly worse compared to state averages that involve:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) or Postoperative Lung Embolism – 46 incidents out of 5157 patients.
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung – 11 incidents out of 15,021 patients.
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure – 41 incidents out of 2741 patients.
- Postoperative Hemorrhages and Hematomas – 47 incidents out of 5020 patients.
- Other incidences of public safety concerns that are not statistically worse or better compared to state averages involve:
- Accidental Laceration or Puncture Wound – 37 incidents out of 15,729 patients.
- Abdominal Wall Surgeries with Wound Complications – 1 incident out of 738 patients.
If you, or a loved one, have been harmed after being admitted to the Naperville Edward Hospital, the harm might be the result of medical malpractice by negligent staff members. The reputable Naperville medical negligence attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal representation to hold those at fault accountable for your damages. We accept cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injuries on contingency. This means no upfront fees are required. We encourage you to call our law offices today to discuss the merits of your case so you can receive the financial compensation you deserve.