Gateway Regional Medical Center is a 338-certified-bed facility providing services to residents of Granite City and Madison County, Illinois. The ‘not for profit’ Hospital is located at:
2100 Madison Avenue
Granite City IL 62040
In addition to providing urgent and critical care to the local community, Gateway Regional Medical Center provides other valuable services that include:
- Cardiac care
- Behavioral healthcare
- Family medicine
- Podiatry services
- Wound care
- Surgical services
- Pulmonary care
- Diagnostic imaging
- Sleep disorder center
- Women’s health care
Comparing this facility to other medical centers and hospitals throughout the U.S., Gateway Regional Medical Center maintains an overall “B” score, ranking it in the 54th percentile. According to Analytics MD, the facility ranking was calculated using publicly available data that includes overall patient satisfaction, patient flow, cost per patient day, patients leaving the emergency room before treatment, admitted patient length of stay, and reported complications. Low percentile scores might indicate a high percentage of medical errors, mistakes and malpractice negligence happening at the hospital.
The level of care the emergency room at the hospital provides the community is crucial to the individual survival and well-being. Analytics MD collects emergency room data and distributed through as ranking percentiles to be used as a comparison tool against all other facilities in the state. Currently, the ranking percentile for the emergency room at Gateway Regional Medical Center includes:
- Incoming Patient Flow (38th percentile) – This measurement reveals the efficiency of how the medical team evaluates patients who have just arrived at the emergency room.
- Discharged Patient Flow (73rd percentile) – This measurement reveals the efficiency of how the medical team provides patients who are less sick and will be discharged from the ER after treatment.
- Admitted Patient Flow (80th percentile) – This measurement reveals the efficiency of how the medical team cares and treats patients who are sicker than others and must be admitted to the hospital from the ER.
- Frustrated Patients (17th percentile) – This low measurement reveals the level of frustration that patients feel when leaving the emergency department after receiving treatment.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (17th percentile) – This low measurement reveals the overall patient experience in every department at the facility.
Gateway Regional Medical Center Hospital currently holds one state designation that includes:
- Perinatal II – As a level II designated hospital, the facility is a part of the Regionalized Perineal System designed to improve the perinatal outcome of childbearing women and their newborns.
Bloodstream Infection Rate
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors facility-onset contagious infection incident rates involving CDI (Clostridium difficile infections) and M RSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This data is collected through laboratory testing obtained by patients who have been at the facility for at least four days. The IDPH uses this bloodstream infection data to determine if the rates “are statistically different from the national average.” For 2017, the bloodstream infection rate for Gateway Regional Medical Center involve:
- Facility-Acquired M RSA Bloodstream Infection Rate – 0 infection incidents out of 30,913 patient days.
- Facility-Acquired CDI Bloodstream Infection Rate – 4 infections out of 30,426 Patient Days.
The IDPH determined that the infection rates listed above were “statistically significantly better than the national average or performing at the best possible rate.”
Patient Safety Concerns
The Illinois public health department monitors patient safety concerns from data accumulated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). These measurements of patient safety indicators help reveal potential adverse events and in-hospital complications after procedures and surgeries. For 2015, the patient safety concerns involving this facility include:
- Unexpected Death Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 0.56 per 1000 or 1 unexpected death of 2613 patients is more than double the Illinois state average of .22 per 1000 patients.
- Postoperative Lung Embolism or Clotting (Deep Vein Thrombosis) – The risk-adjusted rate of 6.09 per 1000 or 3 incidents out of 573 patients is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 5.62 per 1000 patients.
- Accidental Puncture Laceration Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 2.87 per 1004 is nearly double the Illinois state average of 1.45 per 1000 patients.
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung – The risk-adjusted rate of 0.85 per 1000 or 3 incidents out of 5566 patients is more than 3.5 times higher than the Illinois state average of 0.28 per 1000 patients.
- Postoperative Hematoma or Hemorrhage Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 2.94 per 1000 or 1 incident out of 541 patients is approximately one-half the Illinois state average of 4.46 per 1000 patients.
Sample Malpractice Claims Against Gateway Regional Medical Center
Surgical Mishap Leads to New Illinois Hospital Claim
Here, a woman entered an Illinois medical center because of a hernia. The defendant doctor did not diagnose that condition. Instead, the physician diagnosed her for gallbladder disease. Then, he instructed the woman that she needed surgery to take out the right node of it. The procedure was to be robotic-assisted and laparoscopic, meaning remote. During the operation, the physician impacted her bile duct. The doctor also took out some of her appendix. Both of these surgical errors demanded follow-up procedures and care. This claim grew out of these developments. Obviously, the cause of actions seeks compensation for the pain and damage that this caused the woman. However, it also seeks compensation for the damages, namely lost consortium, that her husband experienced due to the alleged malpractice of the named parties.
Missed Diagnosis Triggers New Claim from Illinois Patient
This hospital claim was recently filed against Gateway Regional Medical Center. She was admitted to the facility because of neurological symptoms suggesting abnormalities. The claims alleges that Gateway staff failed to diagnose her correctly. Also, it states that they did not administer her the proper medications and other care. Subsequently, she experienced an ischemic stroke. The cause of action reasons that the alleged diagnostic and treatment errors brought about the stroke as well as the harms that consequently followed. It seeks compensation for the damages that directly resulted including monetary and intangible losses. The dispute awaits a resolution.
Doctors Allegedly Failed to Catch Cancer in New Claim
This hospital dispute involved an elderly woman and a supposed failed diagnosis. The patient was in her middle seventies. She went to Gateway for diagnostic treatment. Staff performed a mammogram on her. However, according to the plaintiffs, they did not spot a mass that showed on the tests. Consequently, as their cause of action continues, they did not tell her she had cancer and arrange appropriate care. The woman passed away from the disease roughly two years from the date of the original visit. This action involves negligence and wrongful death claims. In the context of healthcare, that is normally under the umbrella of medical malpractice. In these claims, plaintiffs can normally seek compensation for the economic and non-economic losses that the defendants caused the plaintiffs (which includes the deceased and the family members of the deceased).
Patient Brings Cause of Action after Improper Drainage
Here, a woman brought a matter against a hospital after undergoing a drainage procedure. The physician involved worked in the OG/GYN department. He attempted to drain one of her abscesses. The woman says he did this improperly. Then, she further claimed that this led to a MRSA infection which had a major effect on her day-to-day life. In trying to elaborate on the defendant doctor’s negligence, the woman claimed that he did not sufficiently clean out and pack the wound site. Also, she states that he failed to put in a tube to remove further materials. As a result, she suffered substantial harms and damages. This claims attempts to obtain compensation for those losses from the people and facilities involved in the events.
Granite City Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you have been injured or harmed while residing as a patient at Gateway Regional Medical Center, call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC law firm. Our Granite City attorneys have successfully resolved many victim cases involving medical malpractice. Our legal team can work on your behalf to ensure your family receives the financial compensation they deserve. Let our staff file all necessary paperwork in the appropriate Madison County Courthouse at:
P155 North Main Street
Edwardsville, Illinois 62025
Circuit Court Clerk Mark Von Nida
Schedule your free, no-obligation comprehensive financial claim review today by calling our Madison County medical malpractice law offices at (888) 424-5757. No upfront payment is required because our law firm accepts every medical malpractice compensation claim, wrongful death lawsuit and personal injury case through contingency fee agreements.