Elmhurst Memorial Hospital is a 259-bed “not-for-profit" medical Center providing cares and services to residents of Elmhurst and DuPage County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
155 E. Brush Hill Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
The Medical Center provides various services to the community including:
- Anxiety services
- Breast health care
- CT scans, x-rays and MRI
- Bariatric services
- Behavioral health
- Medication management
- Interventional radiology
- Emergency care
In a comparison analysis of all hospitals and medical centers throughout the United States, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital maintains an overall “B” ranking score in the 59th percentile. According to Analytics MD, the facility's areas of strength include quite patient rooms and quick service in the emergency department. Areas of improvement include staff responsiveness and the cost of patient days at the facility.
The emergency department at the hospital provides crucial care to the local community. The smooth flow of care is essential to ensure that every patient is provided quick treatment when necessary. This facility ranks high in incoming patient flow (76th percentile), admitted patient flow (86th percentile), and discharged patient flow (73 rd percentile). However, the frustrated patients leaving the emergency department rank in the 70th percentile, which is significantly higher than most U.S. hospitals.
Illinois State Designations
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital maintains for specific state designations that include:
- Perinatal II+ – As a level II+ perinatal facility, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital is a part of the Regionalized Perinatal System that identifies inappropriately treats high-risk pregnant women, fetuses, and newborns. The system was designed as an efficient program to improve perinatal outcomes when handling potential complications during the mother’s labor and delivery. Staff members receive specialized training in neonatal procedures.
The Level II+ designation means the facility has extended capabilities in the neonatal department to provide an immediate level of care to women of childbearing age and handle highly complex newborn issues. While the facility does not provide special cares in a neonatal intensive care nursery, a specially trained neonatologist provides high-risk care to newborns.
- Trauma Center Level II – As a level II trauma center, the hospital is a part of the Illinois trauma system. The facility’s Medical Director also doubles as the Trauma Surgeon and provide specialized services including emergency medicine, intensive care, radiology, anesthesiology services and sub-specialty surgical care. The Level II designation ensures that essential services are available at the facility 24/7 and that all other needed services are readily available to the patient within 60 minutes every day of the week.
- Magnet Recognition – The American nurses Association under the American Nurses Credentialing Center developed the Magnet Recognition Program in the hopes of demonstrating excellence in nursing practices and providing quality care to patients. To be recognized as a part of the Magnet Recognition Program, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital provides a strong nursing leadership, a commitment to using the best practices of professional nursing and developing/enforcing policies that emphasize nursing accountability, patient advocacy and the coordination of patient care.
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) – The hospital is just one of more than 100 Illinois medical facilities that are recognized by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Emergency Medical Services for Children program for its available resources and capacity to provide critical and emergency care to injured and seriously ill children.
The success of the program is based on providing a high level of care by specially trained professionals offering critical emergency care to children. In addition, the facility maintains pediatric medication, supplies, and equipment on-site 24/7 and continually develops quality improvements involving pediatric activities.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Compensation Lawsuit
Any failure by the medical staff or facility to provide the highest level of nursing/medical care could result in a medical malpractice compensation lawsuit, where the victim seeks financial recompense from parties responsible for their negligence. However, these cases are highly complex and often require the skills, dedication, and expertise of competent personal injury attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice cases.
To begin the process, the attorney working on behalf of the victim will review medical records, evaluate the merit of the claim, hire medical experts to testify and file all necessary paperwork in accordance with Illinois tort laws and the state’s statute of limitations. This paperwork must be filed in the appropriate court. In DuPage County, the location of the County Court is at:
DuPage County Circuit Court
P.O. Box 707
Wheaton, IL 60187
Circuit Court Clerk Chris Kachiroubas
Elmhurst Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe that your spouse, parent or grandparent suffered a serious injury or died prematurely while a patient at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide legal options now. Allow our seasoned Illinois medical malpractice attorneys to file your claim for compensation against every party responsible for causing your loved one’s harm. Our experience in handling previous cases can ensure a successful financial outcome to your claim for compensation.
We encourage you to call our DuPage County area medical malpractice law offices at (888) 424-5757 today. Speak with one of our representatives to schedule your comprehensive, no-obligation case consultation. You are not required to make any upfront fee because we accept all medical malpractice cases and wrongful death lawsuits through contingency fee agreements.