Illinois Valley Community Hospital is a 64-bed “not for profit” medical center providing services and cares for residents of Peru and LaSalle County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
925 West Street
Peru, IL 61354
In addition to providing emergency medical care to the community, the facility also offers:
- Urgent care
- Massage therapy
- Sports medicine
- Therapy pool
- Occupational therapy
- Wellness program
- Physical rehabilitation and aquatics
- Orthopedics (hip replacement, joint replacement recovery care)
Analytics MD provides a comparison analysis of this facility to other U.S. hospitals and medical centers. Currently, Illinois Valley Community Hospital maintains an overall “B” score, ranking it in the 59th percentile. The ranking is calculated using publicly available data that includes staff responsiveness, emergency care, patient flow, overall patient satisfaction and reported complications. A median to low score might indicate a high percentage of medical mistakes and errors that occur at the hospital.
Like all hospitals providing emergency care, the level of services provided by the Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s Emergency Department is crucial to the local community. High scores typically represent better-than-average care, where median to low numbers usually indicates problems occurring at the facility.
Currently, the Illinois Valley Community Hospital emergency department ranks high in quality care for incoming patient flow (71st percentile) measuring the efficiency that patients’ medical conditions are initially evaluated. The discharged patient flow ranks in the 82 nd percentile, measuring how less sick patients are provided treatment.
The admitted patient flow, measuring the efficiency of providing treatment and cares to sicker patients ranked in the 68th percentile. However, it was the level of frustrated patients leaving the emergency department that ranked in the 52nd percentile. That said, the overall total patient satisfaction of the hospital in every department ranked in the 84th percentile.
Illinois State Designations
Illinois Valley Community Hospital maintains two specific state designations that include:
Perinatal II– The Level II recognition in the state’s Regionalized Perinatal System means that the facility must provide optimal perinatal outcomes of childbearing women and their newborns who are at risk for serious medical complications. While the hospital does not have a neonatal intensive care nursery or provide patients ancillary care in a special care unit, they do follow established protocols in early identifying and providing adequate treatment to childbearing mothers and their at-risk babies in need.
Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)– The EDAP designation means the facility is recognized by the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program and the Illinois Department of Public Health for providing essential emergency and critical care services to pediatric patients who are injured or seriously ill. The program is facilitated by professionals who have received special training in child critical and emergency care.
To maintain their status, the hospital must actively participate in the state’s approved emergency medical system and ensure that emergency care is provided around-the-clock to pediatric patients. In addition, the hospital must ensure the provisions and staff are adequately maintained and make available essential medication, equipment and supplies focusing on pediatric emergent care.
Bloodstream Infection Rates
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors facility-acquired incident rates involving Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The data is the result of extensive laboratory test results obtained by patients who have been at the facility for at least four days. The measurable facility-acquired bloodstream infection rates for the Illinois Valley Community Hospital involve:
- Facility-Acquired Incident Rate Involving Clostridium Difficile Infections – 6 infection incidents out of 4468 patient days. The state of Illinois determined that the Standardized Infection Ratio was 1.76, meaning it is not “statistically significantly better or worse than the national average.”
Patient Safety Concerns
Statistical data collected and distributed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is monitored by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The current patient safety concerns involving this hospital include:
- Accidental Puncture or Laceration – The facility’s risk-adjusted rate of 0.74 per 1000 or 1 out of 2019 patients are approximately half the Illinois state average of 1.45 per 1000 patients.
Peru Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you have suspicions that your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice while a patient at Illinois Valley Community Hospital, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC. Our Peru personal injury attorneys have represented clients who have suffered harm through medical mistakes by caregivers.
Our law firm can handle every aspect of your complicated recompense claim and ensure that all necessary paperwork and documents are filed with the Circuit Court Clerk in the appropriate county. In LaSalle County, the facility is located at:
119 W. Madison St., Room 201
Ottawa, IL 61350
Circuit Court Clerk Greg Vaccaro
We urge you to contact our LaSalle County medical malpractice law office at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment today. Speak with one of our experienced lawyers for legal answers during a comprehensive, no-obligation case evaluation. We accept every medical mistake compensation claim through contingency fee arrangements. Our legal fees are paid only once we have negotiated an out of court settlement on your behalf or have successfully resolved your recompense case in a court of law. All information you share with our law offices concerning your case, evidence, and personal information will remain confidential.