Jersey Community Hospital is a 43-bed “not for profit” facility providing services and cares to residents of Jerseyville and Jersey County, Illinois. The Medical Center is located at:
400 Maple Summit Road
Jerseyville, IL 62052
In addition to providing emergency medical care, the facility also offers:
- CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Classes
- Heart Center
- Orthopedic Care
- Pediatric Care
- Pain Management
- Physical Therapy
- Wellness Center
- Imaging (MRI, CT scan, x-rays)
- Wound Care
Comparing this facility to other medical centers and hospitals throughout the United States, Jersey Community Hospital maintains an overall “C+” score, ranking it in the 39th percentile. The National ranking was calculated using publicly available data involving the facility’s patient satisfaction, reported complications and patient flow. Low scores might be indicative of a high percentage of medical errors, mistakes and malpractice cases involving the hospital.
The Jersey Community Hospital emergency department compared to all others in the United States ranks in the 50th percentile and lower. Currently, the emergency department admitted patient flow – a measurement of how efficient the facility treats sicker patients ranks in the 15th percentile, placing it near the bottom of all hospitals and medical centers nationwide. In addition, the discharge patient flow (45th percentile) measuring how efficiently the facility provides treatment to less sick patients that will be discharged and the incoming patient flow (49th percentile) measuring the efficiency were patients our first scene and evaluated for treatment are worse than half the medical facilities in the United States.
However, it was the level of frustrated patients leaving the emergency department that was most notable. Jersey Community Hospital ranked in the 52nd percentile of frustrated patients.
Illinois State Designations
Jersey Community Hospital maintains one specific state designation that includes:
- Standby Emergency Department for Pediatrics (SEDP) – The Jersey Community Hospital is one of more than 100 medical centers in the state that has received recognition by the emergency medical services for children program and the Illinois Department of Public Health for providing essential resources to injured and seriously ill children requiring critical or emergency care. The program is facilitated by specially trained professionals who have a comprehensive understanding of pediatric critical and emergent care.
To maintain good standing in the program, Jersey Community Hospital must provide around-the-clock emergency pediatric care and have transfer mechanisms and agreements available whenever the child requires more definitive care. The hospital must always maintain adequate provisions and staffing including backup support and essential pediatric medications, supplies, and equipment.
Inpatient Mortality Rates
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors discharged information from hospitals and medical centers gathered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). These measurements serve as inpatient quality indicators on how hospitals and medical centers are developing and implementing processes of care that could minimize short-term mortality rates. For the year 2015, the inpatient mortality rate measurements for Jersey Community Hospital included:
- Pneumonia Patient Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rates – The facility had a risk-adjusted rate of 41.54 per 1000 or 4 deaths out of 123 patients. The Illinois Department of Public Health recognizes that this rate was near twice the Illinois state’s average of 23.48 per 1000 patients.
- Congestive Heart Failure Patient Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rates – The facility had a risk-adjusted rate of 43.7 per 1000 or 4 deaths out of 98 patients. The IDPH recognize that this rate was more than twice the Illinois state’s average of 20.74 per 1000 patients.
Patient Safety Concerns
The Illinois Department of Public Health monitors data collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) involving patient safety concerns. This data reflects the potential adverse events and in-hospital complications that occur after procedures and surgeries. For the year 2015, Jersey Community Hospital patient safety data involved:
- One Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma – The facility had a risk-adjusted rate of 19.31 per 1000 or 1 out of 94 patients. The state determined this number to be more than four times the Illinois state average of 4.46 per 1000 patients. Even so, they determined that it was “not statistically significantly better or worse than the state’s average.”
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Jersey Community Hospital
Man Brings Claim after Visiting Illinois Emergency Room
The woman that brought this action entered an Illinois medical facility (Jersey Community Hospital Foundation) because she had pain in her head and neck. Also, she suffered from vomiting, nausea, and other symptoms. The staff admitted her and did an obligatory examination and consultation. Subsequently, the woman would go on to claim that they failed to diagnose her for eye issues. Specifically, she argued that they should have used an ophthalmoscope or an ophthalmologist generally. They did not do that. Consequently, they did spot the fact that she had papilledema and intracranial inflammation. These complications led to injuries in her retina and the nerves around the eye. She experienced degenerative vision loss and eventually went blind. The claim sought damages for the costs, suffering, and other harms this caused. The complaint made out that the failure to diagnose her for this eye problem directly related to her subsequent decline in health. It sought compensation from the responsible parties including the doctors and hospital.
Malpractice Action Brought after Patient Takes a Spill.
The patient in this dispute was recovering at Alton Physical Therapy. That is a facility located in Illinois. He had recently had an operation to repair his Achilles tendon. It ruptured and required surgery and rehabilitation. The original operation was performed at Jersey Community Hospital. During his recovery, staff had him complete a number of physical exercised and maneuvers. At some point, the load on the affected leg was too much and he fell to the ground. The fall caused him to reinjure his tendon. He had to go back in and have another surgery to fix it. This cause of action was brought in response to these developments. It sought compensation for his damages including pain, bills, and suffering.
Jerseyville Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or your family suspect that your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice by caregivers while the patient at Jersey Community Hospital, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Our experienced Jerseyville personal injury attorneys provide victims of medical errors the legal representation they need against all those who caused them harm.
Our law firm can offer numerous legal options on how to proceed to obtain the financial compensation your family deserves. In addition, we can handle every aspect of the case and ensure that all necessary documentation and paperwork are filed in the appropriate court. In Jersey County, this court is located at:
201 W. Pearl St.
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Circuit Court Clerk Charles Huebener
Schedule your free, no-obligation comprehensive financial claim review today by calling our Jersey County medical malpractice law offices at (888) 424-5757. We provide immediate legal representation without any upfront payment. Our legal services are paid only after we have successfully resolved your malpractice case in a court of law or through a negotiated out-of-court settlement. All information concerning your case you share with our law offices will remain confidential.