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Jackson Park Hospital Ratings & Violations

Jackson Park Hospital Jackson Park Hospital is a 261-bed hospital provides cares and services to the residents and visitors of the Chicago metropolitan area. The facility is located in Cook County, Illinois at:

7531 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago IL 60649
(773) 947-7500

The local area hospital provides diverse cares and services to the community that includes:

  • Behavioral Health Care
  • Medical emergency services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Diabetes treatment and education
  • Obstetrics
  • Medical stabilization
  • Surgical services
  • Physical therapies
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Vascular care

Illinois State Designations

Jackson Park Hospital has the following designations:

  • Perinatal II – The State of Illinois through its regional perineal system recognizes Jackson Park as a Perinatal Level II facility that provides care and services to pregnant mothers and their newborns at risk of medical complications. However, the facility does not offer a neonatal care nursery.

Patient Safety

Every medical center and hospital throughout the nation has problems with their medical care. To track issues, the state of Illinois reviews rankings and statistics to identify certain life-threatening issues. Below are the current patient safety concerns involving Jackson Park Hospital.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2017 – One patient suffered from a facility-acquired case of Clostridium difficile infection out of 28,801 patient days.

  • Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (clotting) for 2015 – There were two incidents out of 157 patients for a risk-adjusted rate of 11.41 per 1000 patients. The statistic is almost twice the Illinois State average of 5.62 per 1000 patients.

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (for 2015) – There was one patient out of 5241 patients who suffered from a punctured wound or accidental laceration. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 1.36 per thousand patients was comparable to the Illinois State average of 1.45 for 1000.

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 37 patients.

  • Pneumonia Patient Hospital Readmittance Rate – 16.6% of all patients treated for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility within 30 days between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017. This rate was slightly lower than the national average (16.9%) and the Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia Thirty-Day Mortality Rate – 14.3% of all patients treated for pneumonia at Jackson Park Hospital died within 30 days between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017. This statistical rate was slightly lower than the national average (15.9%) and Illinois average (15.98%).

  • Heart Failure Patient Hospital Readmittance Rate – 25% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility after discharge within 30 days between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017. This rate was significantly higher than the national average (21.6%) and the Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure Thirty-Day Mortality Rate – 11.1% of all patients treated for heart failure at the hospital died within 30 days between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017. This statistical rate is slightly lower than the national average (11.9%) and the Illinois average (11.67%).

  • Congestive Heart Failure Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate – The facility has a risk-adjusted rate of 22.14 per 1000 patients after 4 of 209 patients died from congestive heart failure. This rating is slightly higher than the Illinois average of 20.74 per 1000 patients.

Maternal Safety and Utilization

  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal without Instrument (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 158 patients

Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Jackson Park Hospital

$1,400,000 Settlement; Illinois Failure to Diagnose Case

The woman who filed this claim against an Illinois hospital was forty-seven. She entered the facility (Jackson Park Hospital) because she suffered an injury to her lower body. The defendants admitted her and gave her a general consultation. During her stay there, the woman complained about pain in her leg. However, staff did not diagnose her for this problem. Consequently, they did not detect that she had compartment syndrome due to compression. Also, she suffered from a developing case of arterial and popliteal thrombosis. Eventually, she would need an above-the-knee amputation to correct the matter. She cried foul. She argued in her claim that the medical facility and professionals negligently diagnosed and cared for her. Had they treated her properly, she would not have suffered such serious injuries including her amputation. Her claim sought compensation for her damages including pain, suffering, disability, reduced quality of life, and short-term and long-term expenses. The defendants demurred on the issue of trial, preferring instead to settle. The woman received a $1.4 million settlement.

$900,000 Settlement; Illinois Birth Injury Case

Here, a little baby boy suffered various injuries at an Illinois hospital. The harm arose during his birth. The mother had the child delivered through her vagina at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center. During the course of the operation, the boy sustained harm to his brachial nerve. Later, the woman alleged that the medical team failed to take into account various factors including the boy’s size, the woman’s medical history, and other things. She claimed that these warranted a C-section. Also, her complaint contended that doctors used too much force in removing the child. For these errors, the plaintiffs sought compensation for their damages including costs and the boy’s suffering. Trying to avoid court, both hospitals that were sued decided to settle the matter. The family obtained a combined sum of $900,000.

$900,000 Settlement; Illinois Hospital Assault Lawsuit

The affected patient in this hospital lawsuit was just forty-two. He was staying at Jackson Park Hospital. Staff were observing him for treatment and further diagnosis. The complaint alleged that he was transferred to another facility. During the course of that transfer, they claim that security staff choked him to death. Apparently, they used some of the man’s bedsheets to complete the act in the words of the plaintiffs. The claim sought compensation for negligence and wrongful death. The material defenses-if any- from the defendants did not get weighed by a jury. All parties settled for $900,000. $800,000 came from the hospital. The remainder came from the ambulance company.

Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you suffered harm or injury while you were a patient of Jackson Park Hospital, your damages might be the result of medical negligence by the hospital, doctor or nursing team. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can assist you in protecting you from errors and mistakes occurring in medical settings. Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free, no obligation case consultation.

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