FHN Memorial Hospital is a ‘not for profit’ Medical Center providing services to residents of Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois. The 100-certified-bed Facility is located at:
1045 W. Stevenson
Freeport, IL 61032
Along with providing emergency care to the local community, FHN Memorial Hospital provides other much-needed services that include:
- Cancer care
- Primary care
- Wound care
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
When comparing this facility to other medical centers and hospitals throughout the United States, FHN Memorial Hospital maintains an overall “B-” score, ranking it in the 49th percentile. The calculated ranking was determined through publicly available data that includes patient flow, patient satisfaction, physician/patient communication and reported complications. Lower scores might indicate a high percentage of medical malpractice, mistakes, and errors occurring at the facility.
The level of urgent and emergency care provided by the hospital is crucial to the residents and visitors of Stephenson County. Analytics MD gathers emergency room data from hospitals and medical centers nationwide and posts the information is a ranking percentile to be used as a comparative analysis tool against all emergency rooms in the US. Currently, the percentile rankings for the emergency room care at this facility involve:
- Incoming Patient Flow (61st percentile) – This ranking reveals the level of efficiency of the medical team when evaluating the patient after their arrival to the emergency room.
- Discharged Patient Flow (61st percentile) – This ranking reveals the efficiency of how the medical team provides patients who are less sick and will be treated and discharged from the ER.
- Admitted Patient Flow (76th percentile) – This ranking reveals the efficiency of how the medical team provides care and treatment to sicker patients who will be admitted to the facility from the ER.
- Frustrated Patients (67th percentile) – This measurement reveals the level of frustration that patients experience after receiving care and leaving the emergency room.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (15th percentile) – This extremely low measurement reveals the patient experience after receiving care in any department in the hospital.
FHN Memorial Hospital currently holds one state designation that includes:
- Perinatal II
Bloodstream Infection Rate
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors facility-acquired contagious infection incident rates involving Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). The data is collected through laboratory testing results obtained from patients who have been at the facility longer than three days. This statistical summary measurement can be used to determine if contagious bloodstream infection rates are significantly different than the nation’s averages. For 2015, the contagious bloodstream infection rates involving FHN Memorial Hospital involve:
- Facility-Acquired CDI (Clostridium Difficile Infection) Rate – 12 infection incidents out of 19,593 patient days.
- Facility-Acquired MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Rate – 1 infection out of 20,557 patient days.
The state of Illinois’ public health department determined that these rates were not “statistically significantly better or worse in the national average.”
Patient Safety Concerns
The Illinois Department of Public Health also monitors patient safety concerns. These measurable indicators can reveal potential adverse events in in-house complications that occur after procedures and surgeries are performed. The data is collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and revealed through risk adjustment report card methodologies. For 2015, the patient safety concerns at this facility included:
- Postoperative Lung Embolism or Clotting (Deep Vein Thrombosis) – The risk-adjusted rate of 4.19 per 1000 or 3 incidents out of 767 patients was significantly lower than Illinois state average of 5.62 per 1000 patients.
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 1.85 per 1000 or 5 incidents out of 3485 patients was slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 1.45 per 1000 patients.
- Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 1.85 per 1000 or 1 incident out of 726 patients was less than half of the Illinois state average of 4.46 per 1000 patients.
The Illinois Department of Public Health determined that the rates listed above were “not statistically significantly better or worse than the state average.
- Unexpected Death Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 2.54 per 1000 or 1 unexpected death out of 539 patients was more than 11 times higher than Illinois state average of 0.22 per 1000.
The IDPH determined that this rate is “statistically significantly worse in the state average.
Freeport Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe your loved one has suffered injury by medical malpractice while a patient at FHN Memorial Hospital, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today. Our skillful Freeport attorneys provide legal representation in victim cases involving medical malpractice, errors, and mistakes when it occurs in Illinois hospitals and medical centers. Let our competent personal injury law firm file all the necessary paperwork in the appropriate Stephenson County Courthouse, which is located at:
15 North Galena Avenue
Freeport, Illinois 61032
Circuit Court Clerk Nate Luy
We offer a no-obligation comprehensive recompense case evaluation at no charge. Call our Stephenson County medical malpractice law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to speak with our attorneys concerning your legal options in pursuing the financial compensation you deserve. No upfront payment is necessary because we accept every wrongful death lawsuit medical malpractice compensation claim on contingency. All information you share with our law offices concerning this case will remain confidential.