Hillsboro Area Hospital is a ‘not for profit’ 25-certified-bed Hospital providing cares to residents of Hillsboro and Montgomery County, Illinois. The Facility is located at:
1200 East Tremont Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049
In addition to providing emergency services the local community, Hillsboro Area Hospital also offers other services that include:
- Inpatient care
- Laboratory testing
- Diagnostic imaging
- Transitional care
- Physical therapy
- Specialty services
- Sleep clinic
In a comparison analysis involving all medical centers and hospitals throughout the US, Hillsboro Area maintains an overall “A-” score, ranking it in the 78th percentile. The calculated ranking uses publicly available data including patient flow, patient satisfaction, physician/patient communication, nurse/patient communication, and reported complications. A low to median score might indicate a high percentage of medical malpractice, errors, and mistakes occurring at the facility.
The level of emergent and critical care provided by emergency rooms in Montgomery County is crucial to residents and visitors. Analytics MD collects publicly available data involving emergency rooms and medical centers and hospitals nationwide. This information is released as a ranking percentile to be used to compare the level of care every emergency room provides. Currently, the percentile ranking for Hillsboro Area Hospital in Montgomery County involves:
- Incoming Patient Flow (60th percentile) – This percentile ranks the efficiency with which emergency room patients are initially evaluated upon arrival.
- Discharged Patient Flow (60th percentile) – This percentile ranks the efficiency of how the medical team provides treatment to patients who are less sick and will be discharged from the ER.
- Admitted Patient Flow (60th percentile) – This percentile ranks the efficiency of how the medical team provides treatment to sicker patients who will require admittance to the hospital from the ER.
- Frustrated Patients (50th percentile) – This measurement ranks the level of frustration patients feel after leaving the emergency department.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (97th percentile) – This high measurement ranks the overall patient experience when receiving care in every department in the hospital.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Hospital Compare website posts Readmission Rates every medical center and hospital nationwide. This data provides insight to determine whether the facility is providing the best care and services to prevent unexpected complications or ensure that the patient makes an easy transition from the hospital to a nursing home or their family’s home. However, a specific number will be re-admitted to the facility due to complications. The readmission rates for Hillsboro area between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015 include:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Require Agreements of the Hospital within 30 Days after Their Departure – 17.6 percent, which is nearly identical to the Illinois state’s average of 17.56 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Require Readmittance Of The Hospital Within 30 Days After Their Departure – 21.5 percent, which is nearly identical to the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.
The information released on the HHS Hospital Compare website measures patient mortality rates involving individuals who died within 30 days after being admitted to the facility. Inpatient mortality data collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) help reveal the level of care the facility is providing in their effort to reduce short-term mortality rates. The measurable rates for this facility between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015 involve:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Being Admitted to the Facility – 19.1 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state’s average of 16.32 percent.
- Heart Failure Patient Thirty-Day Mortality Rate – 14.1 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state’s average of 11.83 percent.
- Pneumonia Patient Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate – 100.26 per 1000 or 4 deaths out of 77 patients. This risk-adjusted rate was more than four times the state’s average of 23.48 per 1000 patients. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) determined that this rate was “statistically significantly worse than the state’s average."
- Congestive Heart Failure Patient Risk-Adjusted Mortality – 180.11 per 1000 or 2 deaths out of 36 patients. This risk-adjusted rate is nearly 9 times the Illinois state average of 20.74 per 1000 patients. The IDPH determined that this rate was “statistically significantly worse than the state’s average.”
If you and your family believe that your loved one died prematurely or suffered serious injury by medical malpractice while a patient at Hillsboro Area Hospital, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today. For years, our Hillsboro attorneys have successfully resolved Illinois medical malpractice cases. Our experience can ensure a positive outcome in your claim for compensation against those who caused your loved one harm.
Allow our legal team to handle all the necessary medical mistake paperwork and file essential documents in the appropriate court. In Montgomery County, that courthouse is located at:
100 South Main Street
Waterloo, Illinois 62298
Circuit County Clerk Lisa Fallon
Schedule your free, no-obligation comprehensive financial claim review today by calling our Montgomery County medical malpractice law offices at (888) 424-5757. You are not required to make any upfront payments because our law firm accepts all medical malpractice cases through contingency fee agreements. This means our fees are paid only after we have successfully won your case in a jury trial or negotiated your out-of-court settlement on behalf of your family.