Kirby Medical Center is a 16-certified-bed ‘for profit’ Hospital providing services to residents of Monticello and Piatt County, Illinois. The Facility is located at:
1000 Medical Center Drive
Monticello, IL 61856
In addition to providing emergency care to the local community, Kirby Medical Center provides offers other services that include:
- Physical, occupational and speech therapies
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Sleep center
- Wellness services
- Mental health counseling
- Laboratory testing
- Diagnosing Diagnostic imaging
- Hospice care
- Acute care
- Transitional care/swing bed
- Weight loss program
- Internal and family medicine
When comparing this facility to other medical centers and hospitals throughout the United States, Kirby Medical Center maintains an overall “B+” score, ranking it in the 68th percentile. The calculated ranking was determined through publicly available data that includes staff responsiveness, patient flow, patient satisfaction, nurse/patient communication, the length of stay and reported complications. Lower scores might indicate a high percentage of medical malpractice/mistakes and errors occurring at the Medical Center.
The level of care the emergency department provides to patients at any hospital is crucial to the local community. Because of that, Analytics MD collects data and releases the publicly available information through percentile rankings to compare services of all medical centers nationwide. The current percentile rankings for Kirby Medical Center include:
- Incoming Patient Flow (60th percentile) this measurement ranks the efficiency of how emergency room patients are evaluated.
- Discharged Patient Flow (60th percentile) this measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team treats less sick patients who will be be discharged from the emergency room.
- Admitted Patient Flow (20th percentile) this measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team treats sicker patients who are subsequently admitted to the facility for further treatment.
- Frustrated Patients (50th percentile) this measurement ranks the number of patients feeling frustrated when leaving the emergency room.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (87th percentile) this measurement ranks the overall patient experience in every department of the hospital.
A certain percentage of all patients discharged from a local hospital or medical center will need to be readmitted to the facility due to a disruptive transition to the nursing home or their home, or because a serious complication has developed after their departure. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reviews readmission rates of every hospital and medical center in the state from data collected by the US Department of Health and Human Services through their Hospital Compare website. The readmission rates involving Kirby Medical Center between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015 include:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Required Readmittance to the Hospital within 30 Days after Their Discharge – 16.5 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Required Readmittance of the Hospital within 30 Days after Their Discharge – 22.3 percent.
Thirty-Day Mortality Rate
The Hospital Compare website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collects measurable indicators involving mortality rates of individuals who died within 30 days after their admission to the facility. The thirty-day mortality rate between 07/01/2012 at 06/30/2015 involving Kirby Medical Center include:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Be Admitted to the Facility – 16.1 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state’s average of 16.32 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Being Admitted to the Hospital – 11.7 percent, which is nearly identical to the Illinois state’s average of 11.83 percent.
Hiring an Attorney
Many victims of medical malpractice will hire an attorney to file a case against the hospital, doctor, nurse or another medical provider who caused them injury or a family member’s premature death through medical malpractice. However, these cases are complex and require the victim to prove four essential components of the successful claim that include:
1. The patient and the doctor had a professional relationship that involves the medical professional’s duty to provide care to the patient.
2. The care, or lack of care, resulted in a medical malpractice breach caused by a mistake or error.
3. The breach of duty when providing care caused the victim or the deceased victim’s family harm.
4. The harm endured by the victim or their family was real.
Monticello Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one was harmed by medical malpractice while a patient at Kirby Medical Center, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC. Our Monticello attorneys have represented clients who have been harmed, injured or died prematurely through medical malpractice by health care providers. Allow our legal team to file all the necessary paperwork in the appropriate court and serve as your legal representatives in handling every aspect of your case. In Piatt County, the courthouse is located at:
101 West Washington St
Monticello, Illinois 61856
Circuit Court Clerk Garel Spainhour
We urge you to contact our Piatt 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 free comprehensive, no-obligation case evaluation. No upfront payment is required because our law firm accepts every personal injury case, wrongful death lawsuit and medical malpractice compensation claim through contingency fee agreements. Our legal fees are paid only after we have successfully resolved your case through a negotiated out-of-court settlement or at trial in a court of law.