Marshall Browning Hospital is a ‘not for profit’ 25-certified-bed Center providing cares and services to residents of Du Quoin and Perry County, Illinois. The Facility is located at:
900 N. Washington St
Du Quoin, IL 62832
In addition to providing emergency and urgent care, Marshall Brown hospital also offers hospitalist services, specialty clinic, and medical clinic.
Bloodstream Infection Rate and Patient Safety Concerns
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors highly contagious Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rate to determine if contagious infection rates are statistically different from the nation’s averages. The data is collected from laboratory test results involving hospital patients who have received care for four days or longer.
In addition, the IDPH reviews patient safety measures collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) involving hospital discharge information. This data can reveal potential adverse events and facility-developed complications after procedures and surgeries. The current information involving bloodstream infection rates and patient safety concerns for Marshall Browning Hospital four 2015 involve:
- Facility-Acquired Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) Incident Rate – 2 infection incidents out of 1707 patient days. The IDPH determined that the measurable number is “not statistically significantly better or worse than the national average.”
- Facility-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Incident Rate – 0 infection incidents out of 1707 patient days.
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung Rate – 40.78 per thousand or 1 incident out of 314 patients, which is nearly 150 times greater than the Illinois state’s average of 0.28 per 1000 patients. The IDPH determined that this rate is “statistically significantly worse than the state’s average.
A certain percentage of all patients discharged from the hospital will need to be readmitted to the facility due to an unexpected complication or a failure to make a smooth transition from a nursing facility or the family’s home. These readmission rates can help reveal whether the facility is providing the best aftercare once the patient is discharged. The readmission rate between 07/01/2012 at 06/03/2015 for Marshall Browning Hospital includes:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Required Readmittance of the Facility within 30 Days – 17.4 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Required Readmittance to the Facility within 30 Days – 22.5 percent.
30-Day Mortality Rate
The public health department monitors measurable indicators involving 30-day mortality rates that could reveal adverse outcomes caused by substandard care. This information is collected by the US Department of Health and Human Services and posted on its Hospital Compare website. The 30-day mortality rate for Marshall Browning Hospital four 2015 involved:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Being Admitted to the Facility – 17.9 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state’s average of 16.32 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Being Admitted to the Hospital – 14.5 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state’s average of 11.83 percent.
Infection Prevention Staffing
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) mandates licensing requirements to ensure that every hospital develops, implements and enforces an infection prevention and control program to reduce the growing rise of serious infections occurring in medical centers nationwide. This program must include steps to reduce the number of facility-acquired infections occurring during hospital stays and provide a level of expertise in dealing with the transmission or prevention of diseases.
The data accumulated by IDPH details the number of staff members who are trained in infection prevention and control for every 100 hospital beds. For the year 2015, the measurable data involving infection control staff members at Marshall Browning Hospital include:
- The Number of Infection Prevention and Control Staff Members for Every 100 Beds – 2 staff members per 100 beds.
- The Number of CIC (Certified in Infection Control) Prevention and Control Staff Members for Every 100 – 0 staff members per 100 beds.
Filing a Claim for Compensation
Many victims of hospital medical malpractice have the legal right to file a claim for compensation against the doctor, hospital, nurse or another medical provider who caused them harm. However, these cases tend to be highly complex and require the skills of a competent personal injury attorney who specializes in medical cases. To successfully resolve a case involving financial recovery, the lawyer must have a comprehensive understanding of Illinois tort law.
Du Quoin Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe your loved one was harmed by medical malpractice while residing as a patient at Marshall Browning Hospital, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Our Du Quoin attorneys can assist your family in successfully resolving your financial compensation claim against the medical center, hospital, doctors and/or nursing staff that caused your loved one harm. Allow our legal team to handle your case and file all the necessary paperwork and documentation in the appropriate court. Contact information for the Perry County courthouse includes:
P.O. Box 219
Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274-0219
We urge you to contact our Perry County medical malpractice law office at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment today. Speak with one of our experienced lawyers to determine your legal options during a comprehensive, no-obligation case review at no charge to you. No upfront payment is necessary because our law firm accepts every wrongful death lawsuit, personal injury case and medical malpractice compensation claim through contingency fee arrangements.