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Franciscan St. James Olympia Fields Malpractice Attorneys

Franciscan St. James Health – Olympia FieldsFranciscan St. James Health – Olympia Fields is a 164-bed hospital providing cares and services to the residents of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at at:

20201 S Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields IL 60461
(708) 747-4000

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

The facility provides a variety of services and cares to the local community that include:

  • Behavioral health
  • Imaging including CT scans, MRIs, x-rays and ultrasound
  • Emergency medical care
  • Urgent care
  • Diabetes care
  • Cancer care
  • Occupational health
  • Neurosciences
  • Hospice
  • Physical therapy services
  • Surgical services
  • Rehabilitation
  • Women's health
  • Children's health
  • Weight-loss
  • Orthopedics
  • Occupational health
  • Vascular and heart care
  • Home Health Care
  • Adult chemical dependency
  • Acid reflux surgery
  • Aquatic physical therapy

Illinois State Designations

Franciscan St. James Health – Olympia Fields maintains the following designations:

  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital – The Illinois Department of Public Health recognizes Franciscan St. James Health – Olympia Fields as an acute stroke-ready facility (ASRH) that provides a high level of stroke care.

  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) – The facility is recognized as an Emergency Department approved for pediatrics hospital providing trauma and medical services to pediatric patients 24/7.

Patient Safety

Every hospital and medical center in Illinois is monitored by state and federal regulatory agencies that use publicly available statistical information to identify serious patient safety concerns. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Franciscan St. James Health – Olympia Fields reported the following medical errors which may be of concern to patients and their families.

Health Care-Associated Infections

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA Bloodstream Infections in 2016 – 4 cases were reported of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections out of 49,639 patient days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2016 – 37 cases of highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections were reported out of 47,341 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Risk-adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (clotting) (for 2015) 4 out of 674 patients

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (for 2015) 6 out of 5988 patients

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (for 2015) 4 out of 118 patients, which is statistically significantly worse in the State average.

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (for 2015) 3 out of 560 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 slightly 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%) in 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 a 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 Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 10.1% of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is significantly lower national average (13.6%) and the Illinois average (13.32 percent).

  • Inpatient Bypass Graft Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 2 patients out of 64 died from bypass graft procedures. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 17.78 per 1000 patients is slightly higher than the Illinois average of 14.81 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 9 out of 281 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 23.41 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 37.59 per 1000.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 4 out of 174 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 19.93 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

Olympia Fields, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you were injured while you were a patient at Franciscan St. James Health – Olympia Fields, your damages might be the result of medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have years of experience in protecting the public from mistakes caused in all medical settings. Contact our attorneys today to schedule an evaluation to discuss your case for financial compensation.

Our attorneys handle all medical malpractice cases, wrongful death lawsuits, and personal injury compensation claim through contingency fee arrangements. These agreements postpone your payment of all legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case in a court of law, or through a negotiated out of court settlement. All consultations are free and confidential.

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