Holy Cross Hospital is an HFAP-accredited 274-bed hospital providing cares and services to residents in Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago IL 60629
Holy Cross Hospital is closely affiliated with Chicago area churches, institutions and schools. The facility provides various health care services that include:
- Emergency medical care
- Bariatric surgery
- Orthopedic care
- Neurology and stroke care
- Children's rehabilitation
- Pain management
- Prosthetics and orthotics
- Cancer care
- Brain trauma care
- Behavioral health
- Subacute care
- Spinal cord injury care
- Women's health
- Internal medicine
- Infectious diseases
- Vascular and heart care
- Family medicine
- Pregnancy and childbirth care
- Neonatal intensive care
- Radiology and imaging
Illinois State Designations
Holy Cross Hospital maintains the following designations:
- Primary Stroke Center – Federal and State hospital regulators recognize that Holy Cross Hospital meets the standards to maintain a designation as a Primary Stroke Center issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The facility supports better outcomes for stroke victims through a qualified medical professional staff trained in appropriate stroke care.
- Perinatal II – The Illinois Department of Public Health has certified the hospital as a Perinatal II facility to provide exceptional care for pregnant mothers and newborns at risk for medical complications. The hospital provides additional services facilities and equipment but does not maintain an on-site neonatal intensive care unit.
- According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Holy Cross Hospital 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 Adult Medical ICU (in 2016) with four reported infections for 1315 central-line days
- Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA (for 2016) – Three patients suffer from Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections over 51,762 patient days for a standardized infection ratio of 1.16
- Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (for 2016) – 22 patients suffer from Clostridium difficile infections over 51,542 patient days for a standardized infection ratio of 0.66
While every hospital and medical facility has issues that compromise patient safety, the federal government and State of Illinois monitor statistics to determine certain problems that are occurring at a higher rate than expected. Patient safety concerns at wholly cross the include:
- Unexpected Deaths (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 1,221 patients
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) – 1 out of 9,206 patients
- Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) – 1 out of 870 patients
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure (for 2015) – 4 out of 152 patients suffered postoperative respiratory failure with the risk-adjusted rate of 22.54 per 1000 patients which is nearly 3 times the Illinois rate of 8.04 per 1000.
- Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Main Thrombosis (DVT Clotting) for 2015 – Two patients out of 686 patients suffered from DVT or postoperative lung embolism for a risk-adjusted rate of 2.65 per 1000 the nearly matches the Illinois state average of 5.62 per 1000.
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration for 2015 – Three out of 8273 suffered an accidental laceration or puncture wounds at the facility. The statistical risk-adjusted rate of 123 per 1000 patients is slightly lower than the Illinois average of 1.45 per 1000.
- Pneumonia Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days after Departure (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 17.9% of patients were readmitted to the facility within 30 days suffering a recurrence of pneumonia. This statistic is slightly higher than the Illinois average of 17.37% and the national average of 16.9%.
- Pneumonia Thirty-Day Mortality Rate (between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 14.9% of all Patients receiving care for Pneumonia died within the first 30 days after Hospital Admittance. This statistic is slightly lower than the national average (15.9%) and the Illinois average (15.98%).
- Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 26.3% of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility were readmitted within 30 days. This statistic is significantly higher than the national average (21.6%) and Illinois average (21.78%).
- Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 19.3% of all patients treated for heart failure died within 30 days of admittance to the facility. This statistic Is slightly lower than the national average (11.9%) an Illinois average (11.67%).
If you suffered severe injury or harm while you were a patient at Holy Cross Hospital, your damages might be the result of medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC remains committed to protecting the public from mistakes occurring in all medical settings. Contact our attorneys today to discuss schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation.
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