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Franciscan St. James Chicago Heights Malpractice Lawyers

Franciscan St. James Health – Chicago Heights Franciscan St. James Health – Chicago Heights is a 312-bed hospital providing services and care to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

1423 Chicago Rd.
Chicago Heights IL 60461
(708) 747-4000

http://www.franciscanalliance.org/hospitals/pages/stjameshealth.aspx

The local hospital provides diverse services to the community including:

  • Behavioral health
  • Women's health
  • Children health
  • Senior services
  • Heart and vascular care
  • Cancer care
  • Weight-loss
  • Diabetes care
  • Surgical services
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosciences
  • Hospice
  • Urgent care
  • Home Health Care

Illinois State Designations

Currently, Franciscan St. James Health – Chicago Heights maintains the following designations:

  • Perinatal II +
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

Patient Safety

Federal and state governmental agencies routinely monitor every medical center and hospital in Illinois to quickly identify any serious safety concerns that compromise patient health. According to publicly available data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Franciscan St. James Health – Chicago Heights reported the following medical errors that may be of concern to patients and their families.

Healthcare-Associated Infections

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical/Surgical ICU (2016) with one reported infection for 1700 central-line days

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical ICU (2016) with two reported infections for 764 Central-line days

  • Surgical Site Infections Associated with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (2016) with one infection out of 70 procedures

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA (2016) with 3 reported Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections acquired over 49,639 patient days

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (2016) with 37 reported highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections acquired over 47,341 patient days

Safety Concerns

  • Unexpected Deaths (2015) 5 out of 1264 patients. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), this statistical rate is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Risk-Adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (2015) 8 out of 1174 patients

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 17 out of 5396 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistical rate is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Iatrogenic Pneumothorax (healthcare-associated collapsed lung in 2015) with 1 out of 5249 patients

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) 7 out of 490 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 19.1% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is significantly higher than the national average (16.9%) and Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 14.9% 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) – 25.6 % of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge were readmitted. This statistical rate is significantly higher than the national average (21.6%) and Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 10.1% 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) – 18.9% 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 significantly higher than the national average (16.3%) and the Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 13.7% of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is identical to the national average (13.6%) and slightly higher than the Illinois average (13.32 percent).

  • Hip Fracture-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 1 patients out of 101 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 11.92 per 1000 patients is less than half the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 5 out of 55 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 32.99 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.

  • Congestive Heart Failure Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 5 out of 294 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 10.17 per 1000 patients is approximately half of the Illinois average of 20.74 per 1000 patients.

Maternity Safety and Utilization

  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal without Instrument (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 7 out of 486 patients

Chicago Heights, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you suffered an injury while a patient at Franciscan St. James Chicago Heights Hospital, your injuries might have been caused by medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC assists if a mistake harmed you in any medical settings.

Contact our attorneys today to 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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