Hopedale Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Hopedale Hospital is a 25-certified-bed ‘not for profit’ Hospital providing services and cares for residents of Hopedale and Tazewell County, Illinois. The Medical Center is located at:
107 Tremont St.
Hopedale, IL 61747
In addition to providing around-the-clock emergency care to the local community, the facility also offers other much-needed services that include:
- Wellness Center
- Outpatient services
- Family practice care
- Midwest Best their Institute
- Sports medicine rehabilitation services
Bloodstream Infection Rate
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors facility-onset contagious infection incident rates involving Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The data is obtained through patient’s laboratory test results after they have stayed the facility for days or longer. The summary measurement is used as an effective tool to determine if contagious bloodstream infections at the facility are statistically higher or lower than the nation’s average. For 2015, the bloodstream infection rate for Hopedale Hospital involved:
- Facility-Onset CDI (Clostridium Difficile Infection) Incident Rate – 2 infection incidents out of 2005 patient days.
- Facility-Acquired MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Incident Rate – 0 infections out of 2550 patient days.
The IDPH determined that the infection rate for CDI was “not statistically significantly better or worse than the national average.
Patient Safety Concerns
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) collects patient safety measurements involving quality indicators of post-procedure and post-surgery adverse events and in-hospital complications. For 2015, the patient safety concerns at Hopedale Hospital involved:
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 8.71 per 1000 or 1 incident out of 49 patients was nearly identical to the Illinois state average of 8.04 per 1000 patients.
The IDPH determined that the risk-adjusted rate involving respiratory failure was “not statistically significantly better or worse than the state average.”
Readmission Rate and Thirty-Day Mortality Rate
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) collects data on readmission rates and 30 Day mortality rates and posts the information on their Hospital Compare website. A certain number of released hospital patients will need to be readmitted to the facility due to an unexpected complication or their inability to relocate to an off-site facility that could be a nursing home of the family’s home.
In addition, the Hospital compare website post 30-day mortality rates of individuals who died within 30 days of being admitted to the facility. The currently publicly available readmission rates and 30-day mortality rates at Hopedale Hospital include:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Needed to Be Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days – 16.4 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 17.56 percent.
- Pneumonia Patient 30 Day Mortality Rate – 17.0 percent of patients died within 30 days after being admitted to the facility. This number is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 16.32 percent.
Emergency Department Services
Data collected and posted by the HHS Hospital Compare website revealed the competency of care provided at the local hospital’s emergency room. The efficiency and timeliness of providing urgent and emergency care can avoid delays, which has the potential of causing unnecessary harm to at-risk patients. Between 10/01/2014 at 09/30/2015, the emergency department service measurable indicators included:
- 170 Minutes – The time from when the patient arrived at the emergency department until they were admitted.
- 30 Minutes – The time it took for the facility to decide to admit the patient after their arrival.
- 95 Minutes – The time it took from one the patient arrived at the emergency department until they were discharged.
- 18 Minutes – The time from when the patient arrived at the emergency room until they received a diagnostic evaluation by a qualified medical professional.
- 0.3 Percent – The percentage of patients who discontinued care or left the facility against medical advice in 2015.
- 1984 Patients – The total number of emergency department visits (35 inpatient visits plus 1949 outpatient visits).
Infection Prevention Staffing
Illinois enforces licensing requirements mandating every hospital and Medical Center to develop and implement an infection prevention and control program to stabilize the growing problem involving infections statewide. The program measures the number of staff members trained in infection prevention and control for every 100 hospital beds. The current infection prevention staff members for this facility include:
- 2 per 100 Beds – The number of prevention and control staff members
- 0 per 100 Beds – The number of CIC (certified in infection control) trained infection prevention and control staff members.
Hopedale Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you have suspicions that your loved one was injured or harmed while a patient at Hopedale Hospital, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC. Let our skilled Hopedale personal injury attorneys file and handle every aspect of your financial compensation claim against all those who caused your loved one harm. Our years of experience in medical malpractice cases ensure a successful resolution.
Allow our legal team to file all the necessary documentation and paperwork in the appropriate Tazewell County Courthouse located at:
342 Court Street
Pekin, Illinois 61554
Circuit Court Clerk Lincoln C. Hobson
We encourage you to contact our Illinois medical malpractice law offices by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your free, comprehensive recompense case review. Our law firm does not require any upfront payment because we accept all medical malpractice recompense claims and wrongful death lawsuits on contingency.