Mason District Hospital is a 25-certified-bed Government owned and operated hospital providing services and cares for residents of Havana and Mason County, Illinois. The Medical Center is located at:
615 North Promenade Street
Havana, IL 62644
In addition to providing emergency services to the county, Mason District Hospital also offers other much-needed services that include:
- Imaging services
- Laboratory services
- Sleep clinic
- Specialty clinics
- Cardiopulmonary care
- Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
- Home health care services
- Senior care
- Inpatient services
Analytics MD provides a comparative analysis of this facility to other U.S. hospitals and medical centers. Currently, Mason District Hospital maintains an overall “B” score, ranking it in the 60th percentile. The ranking is calculated using publicly available data that includes staff responsiveness, emergency care, staff responsiveness, patient flow, ER department discharged patient length of stay, overall patient satisfaction and reported complications. A medium to low score might indicate a high percentage of medical mistakes and errors occur at the hospital.
Like all hospitals in the United States, the services provided by the Mason District Hospital emergency department are crucial to the local community. Publicly available information helps reveal the level of care the emergency room provides compared other facilities in Illinois and nationwide. The current percentile ranking involving care provided at the emergency room at Mason District Hospital include:
- Incoming Patient Flow (9th percentile) – This low rank reveals the inefficiency of how the medical team initially sees and evaluates patients when arriving at the emergency room.
- Discharged Patient Flow (19th percentile) – This low rank reveals the inefficiency of how the medical team provides treatment and cares for less sick patients who will be discharged from the emergency room.
- Admitted Patient Flow (22nd percentile) – This low rank reveals the inefficiency of how the medical team treats sicker patients who will be admitted to the facility from the ER.
- Frustrated Patients (50th percentile) – This low-rank measures how often patients are frustrated when leaving the emergency room after receiving care.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (94th percentile) – This high rank reveals the overall patient experience in receiving care in all the departments throughout the hospital.
The Illinois Department of Public Health monitors readmission rates of patients who have recently stayed the facility but needed to return after they were discharged due to an unforeseen complication or the inability to make an easy transition to the family’s home or a nursing facility. This information is publicly available for viewing on the US Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Compare website. The current readmission rates involving Mason District between 07/01/2012 at 06/30/2015 include:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Were Readmitted to the Hospital within 30 Days after Their Departure – 15.8 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 17.56 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Were Readmitted to the Hospital within 30 Days after Their Departure – 19.9 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.
Thirty-Day Mortality Rate
The HHS Hospital Compare website provides publicly available data involving measurable patient mortality indicators involving patients have died within 30 days after being admitted to the facility. The Illinois Department of Public Health uses the information to determine if the adverse outcome at the facility could be related to the level of care the medical team provides. The thirty-day mortality rate from data accumulated between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015 for the Mason District Hospital include:
- Pneumonia Patient Thirty-Day Mortality Rate – 14.7 percent of all pneumonia patients died within 30 days after being admitted to the hospital. This percentage is slightly lower than Illinois state average of 16.32 percent
- Heart Failure Patient Thirty-Day Mortality Rate – 11.9 percent of all heart failure patients died within 30 days after being admitted to the hospital. This percentage is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 11.83 percent.
Emergency Department Services
The HHS Hospital Compare website provides Emergency Department Services data for determining if delays in treatment have put patients at risk and caused them undue injury. The emergency department services data for Mason District Hospital between 10/01/2014 at 09/30/2015 include:
- 188 Minutes – The time from when the individual arrived at the emergency department until they were discharged.
- 55 Minutes – The amount of time it took to decide to admit the injured individual into the emergency department.
- 17 Minutes – The amount of time it took the patient to receive a diagnostic evaluation by a qualified medical professional after their arrival.
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Mason District Hospital
Claim Filed after Anesthesia Error Leads to Heart Attack
This legal mishap started in a relatively benign fashion. A woman fell down at home and injured her leg. In fact, she fractured her femur bone. Doctors examined the break and came to the conclusion that she needed surgery. This required the use of anesthesia. However, they did not work in conjunction with the patient’s cardiologist. Subsequently, the hospital team did not properly administer the anesthesia correctly. This led to the woman falling into cardiac arrest. She suffered from hypoxic encephalopathy. The event eventually took her life approximately one week after the original operation on her leg. This claim was brought to seek justice and compensation for this tragedy. It targets the doctor, nurse, and hospital (Mason District) as answerable for discovery and liability purposes. The complaint lists malpractice and wrongful death as its causes of action.
Estate of Young Man Files Claim after Infection Takes His Life
The patient in this incident was a young man in his middle twenties. Many years earlier, when he was just sixteen, surgeons had performed a valve replacement operation in his aorta. Years later, a bacterial infection began to fester in his heart. This produced a myocardial infarction that took his life. He was just twenty-four at the time of his death. The estate offered that the original medical team did not properly execute the valve replacement procedure and that led to the subsequent infection. They could point to the infection existing for some months prior to his death. The complaint seeks answers from the doctors, hospitals (including Mason District), and various medical companies involved in the events over the years. It seeks damages for his untimely and wrongful death as well as the pain, suffering, and expenses that were associated with it.
Havana Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect that your loved one as a patient in Mason District Hospital was injured or died unexpectedly by medical malpractice, take steps now by contacting Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC. Our Havana attorneys provide legal representation to victims of medical malpractice.
Allow our legal team to file all the necessary documents and paperwork in the appropriate court. In Mason County, the courthouse is located at:
125 North Plum
Havana, Illinois 62644-0377
Circuit Court Clerk Michael Roat
Contact our Mason County Medical Malpractice law office at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment today and speak with one of our experienced lawyers for legal answers during a free comprehensive, no-obligation case evaluation. No upfront payment for our legal services is necessary because we provide immediate services through contingency fee arrangements and are only paid after we have successfully resolved your claim for compensation.