Hamilton Memorial Hospital District is a 25-bed Government owned Medical Center providing cares and services to residents of McLeansboro and Hamilton County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
611 S. Marshall Ave.
McLeansboro, IL 62859
In addition to providing surgical services and emergency care, the facility also offers inpatient services, respiratory therapy, transitional rehabilitation care, radiology, and laboratory testing.
Hospital Readmission Rates
Many patients who recently stayed the hospital must return to the hospital or be readmitted due to a complication or problem when transitioning to their family’s home or another care setting like a nursing facility. That Illinois Department of Public Health monitors the statistical data at the Hospital Compare (hospitalcompare.hhs.gov) website on all facility statewide. The measurable statistical data involving readmission rates between 07/01/2012 at 06/30/2015 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital District involve:
- Readmitted Pneumonia Patients –17.6 percent of all pneumonia patients were readmitted to the hospital facility within 30 days after leaving.
- Readmitted Heart Failure Patients – 21 percent of all heart failure patients were readmitted to the hospital facility within 30 days after their discharge.
Thirty-Day Mortality Rate
Data accumulated by Hospital Compare, which is a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services revealed the 30-day mortality rate for all of 2015 involving patients at Hamilton Memorial Hospital. These include:
- Thirty-Day Pneumonia Patient Mortality Rate – 15.9 percent of all pneumonia patients throughout 2015 died within 30 days after being admitted to the facility. This number is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 16.32 percent.
- Thirty-Day Heart Failure Patient Mortality Rate – 15.2 percent of all heart failure patients throughout 2015 died within 30 days after being admitted to Hamilton Memorial. This number is significantly higher than the Illinois state average of 11.83 percent.
Inpatient Mortality Rates
The Illinois Department of Health monitors data collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) using a Report Card Methodology and Risk Adjustment factors. This information helps determine ways to reduce short-term mortality rates by providing better care to patients.
Currently, the risk-adjusted pneumonia patient mortality rate for all of 2015 at Hamilton Memorial is 60.6 per 1000 or 2 out of 55 patients. This number is significantly higher than the Illinois state average of 23.48 per 1000 patients.
Emergency Department Utilization and Services
The emergency department at Hamilton Memorial Hospital plays a crucial role in the type of services provided for those requiring emergent care. The Hospital Compare website maintains data on emergency departments nationwide.
Currently, Hamilton Memorial’s utilization of their emergency department is statistically on par compared with other hospitals in the state. This is important because high volumes are often indicative of substandard care. Throughout 2015, the utilization of the facility’s emergency department included:
- Total Emergency Department Visits – 5908 patients
- Total Emergency Department Inpatient Visits – 1 patient
- Total Emergency Department Outpatient Visits – 5207 patients
Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Medical malpractice is based on errors or mistakes by the hospital or medical care professional that could include a Doctor, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nursing Aide or others. Medical malpractice is determined if the patient is injured while receiving some form of medical care or treatment, including receiving care during a hospital stay.
If you or your loved one has suffered an injury or premature death caused by medical mistakes, you are likely entitled to hold the medical care provider or hospital legally responsible because of their professional negligence. However, resolving these types of cases can be extremely complex and often require the extensive experience of a personal injury attorney who has a comprehensive understanding of Illinois tort law. Your lawyer will need to prove certain legal requirements exists before the case can be filed. These essential elements include:
- The doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider was duty-bound to prevent cares and services to the patient.
- The responsibility of the health care provider was breached.
- That breach directly caused some form of injury, harm or damages that otherwise would not have happened.
- The lawyer can prove there is a direct connection between the harm the patient suffered and how it was caused by medical negligence.
To ensure you are fully compensated, your attorney working will determine the level of medical malpractice in the amount of recovery compensation you are entitled to receive. Typically, common damages will include:
- Past, present and future medical expenses directly associated with surgery, treatment or care.
- Lost wages and the inability to earn a living in the future due to the injury.
- Emotional distress, pain, and suffering.
- Wrongful death compensation if the individual lost their life due to the medical negligence.
Once the attorney is ready to proceed with a compensation claim, they will file all necessary paperwork and documentation in the appropriate County Courthouse. In Hamilton County, the Courthouse is located at:
Hamilton County Courthouse
100 S. Jackson St.
McLeansboro IL 62859
Circuit Court Clerk Beth Sandusky
McLeansboro Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If your loved one was victimized by negligent care while a patient at Hamilton Memorial Hospital District, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal intervention. Allow our reputable McLeansboro attorneys to file, handle and successfully resolve your medical malpractice case involving harm, neglect or mistreatment.
Call our Hamilton County medical malpractice law firm today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free, no-obligation, comprehensive case evaluation. Our attorneys work on contingency, so no upfront fees or retainers are necessary.