Glenbrook Hospital Northshore University Healthsystem Ratings & Violations
Glenbrook Hospital Northshore University HealthSystem is a 173-certified bad Medical Center providing cares and services to residents and visitors and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL 60026
Glenview area hospital provides cares and services to the local community that include:
- Cardiovascular care
- Neurological care
- Orthopedic care
- Cancer care
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Palliative care
- Pain management
- Spinal care
- Thoracic surgery
- Nuclear medicine
- Vascular surgery
- Breast health
- Bariatric services
- Endocrinology and diabetes care
- Primary care
- Pulmonary care
- Women's health
- Maternity services
Illinois State Designations
Glenbrook Hospital Northshore University HealthSystem has the following designations:
- Trauma Center II
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
- Magnet recognition
State and federal regulatory agencies monitor every medical center and hospital in Illinois to quickly identify serious concerns about patient safety that require immediate attention. According to publically available data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Glenbrook Hospital Northshore University Healthsystem reported the following medical errors which may be of concern to patients and their families.
Health Care-Associated Infections
- Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Medical/Surgical ICU for 2016 with one reported infection for 1710 central-line days.
- Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2016 with 37 reported infections of highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections out of 43,061 patient days.
- Surgical Site Infections Associated with Total Knee Replacement Surgery for 2016 with four reported infections
- Risk-Adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (clotting) (for 2015) 22 out of 2528 patients. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the statistical rate was significantly worse than the State average.
- Wound Complications in Abdominal Wall Surgery (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 274 patients
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration (for 2015) 2 out of 8497 patients
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure (for 2015) 4 out of 1658 patients
- Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (for 2015) 4 out of 2433 patients
- Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 17.3% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is close to than the national average (16.9%) and Illinois average (17.37%).
- Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 11.9% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is significantly 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, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 22.1% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge were readmitted. This statistical rate is close to the national average (21.6%) and Illinois average (21.78%).
- Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 9.1% of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is substantially 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) – (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 15.3% 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 slightly lower than the national average (16.3%) and Illinois State average (16.4%).
- Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 10.6% of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is significantly lower than the national average (13.6%) and Illinois average (13.32 percent).
- Hip Fracture-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 1 patients out of 147 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 12.62 per 1000 patients is nearly half of the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.
- Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 5 out of 188 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 27.1 per 1000 patients is substantially lower than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.
- Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 5 out of 181 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 38.57 per 1000 patients is nearly half of the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims and Awards Involving Glenbrook Hospital
$200,000 Settlement; Illinois Hospital Malpractice Claim
This hospital dispute involved an elderly man. He was almost ninety years old when he was hospitalized. The particular facility he was staying at was Glenbrook Hospital. He had pain in his chest and other significant issues. However, it appears that the medical staff failed to diagnose and monitor him sufficiently. They did not take care of his diabetes either. The consequence of these errors was he experienced mental imbalances, depression, and memory loss. He incurred over $30,000 in medical bills due to these developments. This claim arose out of these events. It targeted the facility with negligence and malpractice. The claim contended that the staff’s neglect contributed to his damages which included physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial losses. In a private settlement, the man obtained $200,000 in compensation.
$3,000,000 Settlement; Illinois Failure to Diagnose Case
This hospital controversy transpired over a number of different medical facilities including hospitals and even a nursing home. The patient involved was a middle-aged woman (fifty-four years old). The complaint offered that doctors at the original hospital failed to catch the fact that she had cauda equina syndrome. This is a nerve issue on the spine. Then, at the nursing home, staff failed to diagnose her for that developing condition too. Significant injuries ensued due to these continued oversights. For example, she experienced gait, bladder, bowel, and extremity problems. Also, she could not work while she felt the effects of these side effects. That would end up costing her around $750,000 she reasoned. To make up for these losses as well as the pain, disability, and reduced quality of life that subsequently followed, she brought a claim against the parties involved in the dispute. To resolve the matter more expeditiously, she agreed to settle for a reported $3 million.
$2,000,000 Settlement; Illinois Surgical Error Claim
Here, a dispute emerged in an Illinois hospital (Glenbrook) after a surgery. The procedure was on the patient’s hand. She was seventy-seven at the time of the operation. Doctors had her on Coumadin, but the physician took her off it right before the surgery. The woman was also at risk for embolisms and should have been given Heparin or some other anticoagulation treatment. Unfortunately, this never happened. Consequently, she experienced a stroke. This led to speech defects and a lack of movement in her arm. A claim was brought on her behalf for the surgical errors and medical errors that led to her injuries, disabilities, suffering, and other harms. In a negotiated settlement, the woman’s estate obtained $2 million in compensation for her damages.
$300,000 Settlement; Illinois Child Injury Case
This matter did not involve a typical child injury claim. It did not arise in the emergency room. Rather, the relevant events began in front of a fertility specialist. That doctor had the patient-who was already pregnant-undergo a dilation and curettage. This had disastrous effects. The fetus suffered an injury so great that doctors had to perform an C-section. Obviously, the mother suffered emotionally as a result of the tragedy. The child’s wrongful death prompted this cause of action. In the complaint, the plaintiffs charged the doctor and facility with negligence and malpractice. Faced with their obvious errors, the respondents were obliged to settle. Eventually, the plaintiffs accepted the sum that was offered to end the matter.
If you were harmed while you were a patient at Glenbrook Hospital Northshore University, your injuries could have been caused by medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC (888) 424-5757 protect the rights of those who have suffered injuries by mistakes and errors in all medical settings.
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