Evanston Hospital Northshore University Medical Attorneys

Evanston Hospital Northshore University HealthsystemEvanston Hospital Northshore University HealthSystem is a 354-bed hospital providing services to residents and visitors in Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 570-2000

http://www.northshore.org/locations/evanston-hospital/?gclid=COjNjIep_bQCFYxaMgod9kQA4A

The local community hospital provides diverse services that include:

  • Cardiovascular care
  • Orthopedic care
  • Neurology
  • Family medicine
  • Emergency medical services
  • Urology
  • Pulmonary care
  • Physical therapy
  • Bariatric services
  • Cancer care
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Nephrology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Primary care
  • Behavioral health
  • Radiology
  • Hospice
  • Palliative care

Illinois State Designations

Currently, Evanston Hospital Northshore University HealthSystem maintains the following designations:

  • Perinatal III
  • Trauma Center I
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
  • Magnet recognition

Patient Safety

The federal and state government routinely monitor every Illinois medical center and hospital to ensure patient safety and take appropriate measures when necessary. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Evanston Hospital Northshore University Healthsystem reported the following medical errors that may be of concern to patients and their families.

Health Care-Associated Infections

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical/Surgical ICU (2016) with two reported infections acquired over 3236 central-line days.

  • Central Line-Associated Infections in the Level III Neonatal ICU (2016) with three reported infections acquired over 1730 central-line days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA (2016) with 3 reported Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections over 74,061 patient days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (2016) with 33 reported highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 55,318 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Risk-adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (clotting) (2015) 36 out of 3245 patients. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the statistical rate is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Wound Complications in Abdominal Wall Surgery (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 799 patients

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 17 out of 8399 patients

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) 15 out of 1656 patients

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) 15 out of 2901 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 16.7% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is nearly identical to the national average (16.9%) and Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 12.8% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly lower than the national average (15.9%) and Illinois average (15.98%).

  • Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 21.3% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge were readmitted. This statistical rate is nearly identical to the national average (21.6%) and Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 9.1% of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly lower than the national average (11.9%) and Illinois average (11.67%).

  • Heart Attack Patient Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 15.8% of all patients treated at the hospital for heart attack were readmitted to the facility 30 days after discharge for retreatment. The statistical percent is slightly lower than the national average (16.3%) and Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 10.9% of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is significantly lower than the national average (13.6%) and Illinois average (13.32 percent).

  • Congestive Heart Failure Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 11 patients out of 291 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 29.45 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 20.74 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 2 out of 161 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 11.45 per 1000 patients is substantially lower than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.

Pediatric Quality

Accidental Puncture and Laceration, Pediatric (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 1,700 patients

Maternal Safety and Utilization

  • Birth Trauma (2015) 12 out of 3447 patients

  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal with Instrument (2015) 36 out of 140 patients. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the statistic rate is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal Without Instrument (2015) 38 out of 2416 patients

Evanston, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you or your loved one suffered serious harm or injury while a patient at Evanston Hospital, your injuries might have been caused by medical negligence. The medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal assistance to patients who have suffered injuries by mistakes in all medical settings.

Contact our attorneys today to discuss schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss the merits of your compensation claim. Our legal team accepts all personal injury case, wrongful death lawsuit, and medical malpractice claim through contingency fee agreements. This arrangement postpones the payment of legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case through a jury trial or negotiated out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.

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