Memorial Hospital – Carthage is a ‘not for profit’ 18-certified-bed medical center providing cares to residents of Carthage and Hancock County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
1454 N. County Rd. 2050
Carthage, IL 62321
In addition to providing emergency care, the hospital also provides other services including:
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Cardiopulmonary services
- Primary care
- Pediatric care
- Stroke care
- Women’s health care
- Inpatient services
- Diagnostic imaging
- Sleep studies
- Laboratory testing
- Diabetes health and wellness center
Memorial Hospital currently holds one state designation that includes:
- Perinatal I – As a Level I perinatal facility, the hospital is a part of the Illinois Regionalized Perinatal System developed as an effective way to improve perinatal outcomes of childbearing women and their newborn. The Level I designation indicates that the hospital provides cares and services to women with an uncomplicated pregnancy and no history of medical complications. The facility does not have an on-site neonatal intensive care nursery or a special care unit.
The system was designed as an effective solution for combining medical, nursing and ancillary services to minimize risk factors involving ‘at-risk’ pregnancies and those with potential complications of both the mother and baby during labor and delivery. The program ensures the medical team can reduce the potential of perinatal complications by early identification of at-risk patients to develop an effective treatment to minimize high risk to women during their childbearing years.
Readmission Rates and Thirty-Day Mortality Rate
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) collects information on readmission rates on hospitals and medical centers nationwide. This information provides the opportunity for the Illinois Department of Public Health to determine if the hospital is providing the highest level of care to prevent unexpected health complications and ensure that patients can make an easy transition into a nursing facility or their own home.
The Hospital Compare website also provides measurable indicators involving patient mortality rates on individuals who died within 30 days after they were admitted to the facility. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) uses this information as an effective tool to determine if the adverse outcome of the patient’s death is directly linked to the quality of care to the hospital and medical team provided.
Between 07/01/2012 at 06/30/2015, the readmission rate and 30-day mortality rate involving Memorial Hospital included:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Needed to Be Readmitted to the Facility 30 Days or Less after Their Discharge – 14.9 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 17.56 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Needed to Be Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days or Less after Their Discharge – 21.0 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.
- Pneumonia Patient 30 Day Mortality Rate – 15.3 percent, which is slightly lower tha the Illinois state average of 16.32 percent.
- Heart Failure Patient 30 Day Mortality Rate – 12.6 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 11.83 percent.
- Pneumonia Patient Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (for 2015) – The risk-adjusted rate of 25.41 perfect 1000 or 1 death out of 40 patients is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 23.48 per 1000 patients.
Emergency Department Services
The HHS Hospital Compare website collects information on public health emergencies and the level of services nationwide emergency departments provide patients in a time of need. Any delay in treatment has the potential of causing adverse effects and placing the patient at risk suffering undue and unnecessary harm. The currently available emergency department service data involving Memorial Hospital – Carthage between 10/01/2014 at 09/30/2015 includes:
- 104 Minutes – The time from when the individual first arrived at the emergency department until they were discharged aftercare.
- 26 Minutes – The time from when the individual first arrived at the emergency department until they received a diagnostic evaluation by a qualified medical professional.
- 50 Minutes – The time from when the individual first arrived at the emergency department until they received pain medication for long bone fractures.
- 0.82 Percent – The percentage of patients who left the emergency room against medical advice or discontinued their care after their discharge.
- 4656 Patients – The total number of emergency department visits during 2015, including 17 inpatient visits from patients who required emergency services while receiving care in the hospital.
Carthage Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If your loved one has been injured or died prematurely while residing at Memorial Hospital, call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC law firm now. Our Carthage personal injury attorneys have represented clients who have been harmed, injured or died prematurely through medical malpractice by medical center health providers.
Let our legal team handle every aspect of your medical malpractice compensation case including filing all the necessary paperwork and documentation in the appropriate court. In Hancock County, the courthouse contact information is:
P.O. Box 189
Carthage, Illinois 62321
Circuit Court Clerk John Neally
We encourage you to contact our Illinois medical malpractice law offices by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your comprehensive compensation lawsuit evaluation at no charge to you. There is no need to make an upfront payment because our law firm accepts all wrongful death lawsuits, medical malpractice compensation claims and personal injury cases on contingency. All information you share with us will remain confidential.