Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services is a 41-bed “not-for-profit” Medical Center providing cares and services to residents of Gibson City and Ford County, Illinois. The Facility is located at:
1120 N. Mellman St.
Gibson City, IL 60936
Patient services provided by the hospital include:
- Nursing care
- Cardiopulmonary care
- Orthopedic Care
- General Surgery
- Diagnostic Health
- Mental Health Care
- Clinical Care
- Sleep Disorders
- Outpatient Clinic
- Therapy Services
- Women, Infant and Children Care
- Wellness Programs
In a comparison analysis ranking against every other Hospital and Medical Center nationwide, the Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services Medical Center in Ford County maintains an overall “A+” score, ranking it in the 92 nd percentile. According to Analytics MD, the hospital’s areas of strength include the discharge length of stay every patient receives in the Emergency Department along with the front-end flow (initial assessment) when receiving emergency services.
While the facility’s Emergency Department has a smooth flow of patients as described by statistical analysis the level of frustration patients feel after leaving the emergency department is extremely high, in the 85th percentile. However, the incoming patient flow (96th percentile) measuring the efficiency that patients are first seen at the facility and evaluated, the discharge patient flow (93 rd percentile) measuring how efficiently less sick patients are treated and discharged, and the admitted patient flow (92nd percentile) measuring how efficiently sicker patients are treated are all extremely high.
Illinois State Designations
The Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services Center maintains one specific state designation that includes:
- Perinatal I – The Medical Center is a part of the Illinois Regionalized Perinatal System that was created to improve perinatal outcomes to childbearing high-risk women, along with their fetus/newborn. The specially coordinated program is effective because it combines medical services, nursing care, and other valuable ancillary services to minimize risk factors during the woman’s pregnancy in any potential complication that could occur during the labor or delivery process. The specially trained staff utilizes high-risk neonatal procedures.
As a Level I Perinatal Facility, the hospital provides specialized care to childbearing women experiencing an uncomplicated pregnancy. Typically, these patients have no history of medical complication. The facility does not have an on-site neonatal intensive care nursery nor does it provide specialized care.
The Illinois Department of Public Health maintains data on bloodstream infections involving Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). These numbers are based on laboratory test results obtained four days or after the patient was admitted to the facility. For the year 2017, the Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services Medical Center had the following measurements that involved:
- Clostridium Difficile Infection Incident Rate – Zero infections out of 4340 Patient Days.
Another measurable patient safety concern involves the accidental puncture laceration measurement incident rate for all of 2015, where 2.99 per 1000 or 1 of 589 Patients were injured due to an accidental laceration or puncture. This number is more than twice the Illinois state average of 1.45 per 1000 patients.
Research collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) measures potential childbirth complications and adverse events occurring in the facility including birth trauma. Based on the maternal safety and utilization data collected in 2017, the Medical Center results include:
- Vaginal Delivery Obstetric Trauma – 43.1 per thousand or 5.0 of 116 Patients. This measurement assesses the total number of obstetric trauma cases involving vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance.
- Cesarean Section Delivery – The total risk-adjusted rate of cesarean section deliveries throughout 2017 measured 318.75 per 1000. This target number is more than the Illinois state average of 271.88 per 1000 patients.
- Primary Cesarean Delivery Rate – The total risk-adjusted rate of primary cesarean section deliveries throughout 2017 measured 144 per 1000. This number is statistically lower than the Illinois state average of 152.5 per 1000 patients.
Seeking Medical Malpractice Financial Compensation
If you have suffered injury or harm by doctors or nurses while residing in a hospital, you might have a claim for compensation based on medical malpractice, especially if the staff failed to follow procedures and protocols and instead provided substandard care. However, these cases tend to be extremely complex and require the skills of a competent attorney who understands Illinois tort law.
In addition to evaluating your claim for compensation, your lawyer will file all the necessary documents and paperwork at the appropriate courthouse. In Ford County, the circuit courthouse is located at:
Ford County Circuit Court
200 W. State
Paxton, IL 60957
Circuit Court Clerk Kim Evans
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims & Settlements Involving Gibson Area Hospital
$370,000 Settlement; Illinois Bed Sore Case
This action was brought against a local Illinois medical facility-Gibson Area Hospital. The affected patient was a man, aged seventy years old. He had surgery at the center. Then, staff sedated him and placed him on a bedpan. However, it appears that he was neglected for a period of time. In that duration, he got bed sores (also called decubitus ulcers) and compression on his sciatic nerve. This claim was brought subsequent to these events. It charged the nurse and hospital with negligent service and malpractice. The claim sought compensation for the damages that resulted including pain, bills, suffering, and disability. The fact that bed sores arose on the man indicated that something went wrong. The defendants preferred the confines of settlement to structure how much responsibility they would shoulder. In the end, the plaintiff received a combined sum of $370,000 from all parties.
Botched Laser Treatment Ignites New Claim in Illinois
Here, a hospital dispute emerged after a patient underwent a cosmetic procedure-laser hair removal. Staff used a Pro Wave 770 Laser Hair Reduction Unit by Ashley Willoby. The woman later claimed that the staff who operated the device did not have proper training or monitoring. This led them to use it on the wrong settings-they were too high! Consequently, she suffered burns. The burns were first and second degree and ran along her legs. She brought a claim against the doctors, facility, and other parties involved. Her case maintains that they were negligent in their service and supervision. As a result, she experienced physical injuries, emotional damage, and financial tolls. In this situation, she could pursue compensation from one or all of the defendants. Then, they would be tasked with apportioning the correct amount of liability amongst themselves after the plaintiff’s award was satisfied by one or all of them. This is know as joint and several liability.
Medication Error Causes Complications and Controversy
The patient who had a claim here was suffering from knee and back pain. The medical staff decided to treat the issue with steroid injections. However, she later claimed that they did this too often. She argued that the defendants’ repeated use of this medicine did great damage. For instance, she alleged it caused suppression and Cushing’s Syndrome. The complaint targeted the nurses and medical companies which rendered the care-some of which where associated with Gibson Area Hospital. It sought compensation for the harms and losses that resulted.
Gibson City Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one was victimized by caregivers while a patient at Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services Medical Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can provide immediate legal assistance. Our qualified Illinois personal injury attorneys have years of experience in legally representing victims of mistreatment caused by the negligent actions of doctors, nurses and other medical providers.
We urge you to contact our Ford County medical malpractice law firm today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule a no obligation, free case evaluation. No upfront fees are required because we accept all personal injury claims and wrongful death lawsuits through contingency fee agreements.