Herrin Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Herrin Hospital is a 114-certified-bed hospital providing cares and services to residents of Herrin and Williamson County, Illinois. The ‘not for profit’ Facility is located at:
201 S. 14th St.
Herrin, IL 62948
As a part of the Southern Illinois Healthcare System, Herrin Hospital provides a variety of services to the local community including:
- Birthing center
- Wound healing
- Infusion therapy
- Vascular heart care
- Emergency medicine
- Cancer care
- Surgical services
- Sleep medicine
- Stroke care
- Occupational health
- Laboratory services
- Joint replacement surgery
- Breast Center
Analytics MD provides a comparison analysis of this facility to other U.S. hospitals and medical centers. Currently, Herrin Hospital maintains an overall “B-” score, ranking it in the 46th percentile. The ranking is calculated using publicly available data that includes staff responsiveness, emergency care, patient flow, overall patient satisfaction, patients leaving the emergency department before receiving treatment, and reported complications. A medium to low score might indicate a high percentage of medical mistakes and errors that occur at the hospital.
The level of care that the emergency department provides its patients is crucial to the local community. High rankings indicate an optimal level of care when the patient receives services without delay. Publicly available information involving the emergency department at Herrin Hospital include:
- Incoming Patient Flow (17th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team evaluates the health needs of patients who just arrived at the emergency room.
- Discharged Patient Flow (36th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team provides care and treatment to less sick patients who will be discharged from the emergency room.
- Admitted Patient Flow (50th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team provides treatment and care to sicker patients who will need to be admitted to the hospital.
- Frustrated Patients (17th percentile) – This measurement reveals the level of frustration that patients experience after receiving care and leaving the emergency department.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (68th percentile) – This measurement ranks the overall patient experience by individuals who are receiving care at every hospital department.
Herrin Hospital currently holds one state designation that includes:
- Standby Emergency Department for Pediatrics (SEDP) – The SEDP designation indicates that the hospital participates in the Illinois-approved emergency medical system because they provide the highest level of emergency department care to children. In addition, the facility ensures they have transfer mechanisms and agreements in place so pediatric patients can receive more definitive care when required.
This designation is recognized by both the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program and the Illinois Department of Public Health and facilitated by specially trained professionals who are competent in providing critical emergency care to pediatric patients. The hospital follows established protocols when caring for critically ill, abused and seriously injured children.
Surgical Site Infection Rate
the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitor surgical site infection rates associated with total knee replacement surgery and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. For 2015, the surgical site infection rate for Herrin Hospital includes:
- Total Knee Replacement Surgery-Related Surgical Site Infection Rate – one infection rate out of 300 procedures.
The public health department determined that this rate is “not statistically significantly better or worse than the national average.
Bloodstream Infection Rate
The IDPH monitors facility-onset infection incident rates involving Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) through laboratory testing results involving patients at the hospital for four days or longer. The summary measurement provides valuable insight to determine if the facility’s bloodstream infection rates are statistically higher or lower than the national average. For 2015, the bloodstream infection rate for this facility involved:
- Facility-Acquired Onset Infection Incident Rates Involving Clostridium Difficile Infections – 29 infections out of 20,105 patient days. The IDPH determined that this rate is “statistically significantly worse than the national average.
- Facility-Acquired Onset Infection Incident Rates Involving Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections – 0 infections out of 20,105 patient days.
Patient Safety Concerns
Data released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is evaluated by the Illinois Department of Public Health involving patient safety measures and concerns. These quality indicators can help determine the level of care the facility is providing. For 2015, the patient safety concerns at this facility involve:
- Postoperative Deep Vein Thrombosis (Clotting) or Lung Embolism Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 2.21 per 1000 or 3 incidents out of 1653 patients was less than half the Illinois state average of 5.62 per 1000 patients.
- Accidental Puncture Laceration Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 1.06 per 1000 or 3 incidents out of 6408 patients was slightly less than the Illinois state average of 1.45 per 1000 patients.
Herrin Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe that your loved one suffered injuries or harm by medical malpractice as a patient at Herrin Hospital, call the law offices of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Let our knowledgeable Illinois personal injury attorneys file and successfully resolve your medical malpractice case that happened in an Illinois medical center or hospital. Our team of attorneys can file all the necessary paperwork for your medical malpractice case in the appropriate courthouse at:
200 West Jefferson, Suite 100
Marion, Illinois 62959
Circuit Court Clerk Angie Kochan
We encourage you to contact our Williamson County Medical Malpractice law office today by calling (888) 424-5757. Speak with one of our representatives to schedule your free no-obligation, comprehensive case evaluation. No upfront payment is necessary because we accept medical malpractice cases on contingency.