OSF St. Paul Medical Center (Mendota Community Hospital) is a 25-bed “not for profit” hospital providing services and cares for residents of Mendota and LaSalle County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
1401 East 12th Street
Mendota, IL 61342
In addition to providing emergency services to the community, OSF St. Paul Medical Center also offers:
- Cardiovascular care
- Inpatient services
- Primary care
- Testing and diagnosis
- Outpatient specialty services
In a nationwide comparison analysis involving all medical centers and hospitals, Mendota Community Hospital maintains an overall “A-” score, ranking it in the 80th percentile. The ranking is calculated using publicly available data including patient flow, staff responsiveness, patient satisfaction, emergency room length of stay, and reported complications. Lower scores might the indicative of a high percentage of medical errors and mistakes happening at the hospital.
The level of emergent care provided by the hospital is critical for any community to ensure that every individual in critical need of emergency care is treated quickly, where the care is based on diagnosed patients who are admitted or sent home without delay. Analytics MD provides valuable insight into hospital emergency care by releasing ranking percentiles of emergency rooms throughout the nation. Currently, the percentile rankings for the emergency department at OSF St. Paul Medical Center involves:
- Incoming Patient Flow (86 percentile) – The measurement of how efficient the medical staff initially sees and evaluates the patient’s emergency needs.
- Discharged Patient Flow (93rd percentile) – The measurement of how the medical team treats less sick patients before discharging them from the emergency room.
- Admitted Patient Flow (61st percentile) – The measurement of how the medical team provides treatment for sicker patients who must be admitted to the facility.
- Frustrated Patients (52nd percentile) – The measurement of how frustrated patients are when leaving the facility’s emergency room.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (87th percentile) – The measurement of the patient’s experience involving every department in the facility.
Patient Safety Concerns and Bloodstream Infection Rate
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors publicly available data concerning patient safety concerns and bloodstream infection rate at every hospital statewide. This information is collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and others.
The patient safety measures are a valuable tool that reveals potential adverse events and medical complications after procedures and surgeries. The bloodstream infection rates involving Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are determined by laboratory test results involving patients who have been at the facility for four days or longer. The IDPH uses this information to determine if the bloodstream infection rates are statistically better or worse than the national average, which could be indicative of medical mistakes or substandard medical care.
The incidents and MRSA/CDI ratings involving patient safety concerns and bloodstream infections for OSF St. Paul Medical Center include:
- Facility-Acquired Clostridium Difficile Infection Onset Incident Rate – 0 infection incidents out of 2865 patient days.
- Postoperative Blood Clotting (Deep Vein Thrombosis or Lung Embolism) Rate – 29.12 per 1000 patients or 2 incidents out of 81 patients, which is nearly 6 times the Illinois state average of 5.62 per 1000 patients. The IDPH determined that the risk-adjusted rate at the facility was “statistically significantly worse than the state average.”
Readmission and 30-Day Mortality Rates
A certain number of patients who have been discharged from every hospital in the U.S. will need to be readmitted due to a serious complication or a disruptive transition to a nearby nursing facility or back to the family’s home. In addition, a specific number of patients will die within 30 days after being admitted to the facility due to a worsening of their condition, facility-acquired infection or medical mistake.
The Illinois Department of Public Health monitors publicly available information released by the US Department of Health and Human Services on their Hospital Compare website. The Readmission Rate and 30-day Mortality Rate for OSF St. Paul Medical Center include:
- Pneumonia Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days – 15.9 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days – 19 percent.
- Pneumonia Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Being Admitted to the Facility – 16.1 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Being Admitted to the Hospital – 10.8 percent.
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Mendota Community Hospital
Common Accident Leads to Surgical Errors in Illinois Claim
The patient who sought damages in this Illinois cause of action injured her hop at home in an accident. The affected area was on the left side of her body. Doctors performed an ORIF treatment procedure at Mendota Community Hospital. That facility is also called OSF St. Paul Medical Center. However, not long after that surgery, the medical staff noted that the device inside the hip had moved. They went back in and did a hemioarthroplasty. The effect of all these developments was that she had a deformed angle in her hip. She brought suit against the doctor. However, the hospital was named as a target for discovery purposes as well. The suit seeks compensation for the damages that the defendants’ alleged negligence and malpractice caused her including suffering, long-term bills, handicap, and other harms.
Man Falls in Hospital as Staff Try and Transfer Him
The events of this medical dispute started in an ambulance. A man was being transferred to a hospital, Mendota Community Hospital, via an emergency vehicle. He was obese, diabetic, and amputated below the knee on one leg. His visit to the hospital went fine. However, things declined once he arrived at the facility. The staff that was attending him needed to move him from his hospital bed onto a wheelchair. They tried to do the transfer with the team that was present. Unfortunately, they did not have enough muscle or manpower. They dropped him mid-transfer. He fell down and badly broke his ankle. It was his left leg. He sued over these events. His complaint focuses on the nurses, doctors, and hospital involved in the ordeal and seek compensation for the losses that arose from the accident. The results of this cause of action are not published.
Cause of Action Brought over Missed Cancer
The plaintiff in this Illinois lawsuit sued a hospital (Mendota Community) as well as a doctor after it was discovered she had cervical cancer. Previously, she had undergone a pap smear procedure at said facility. However, the woman claims that the doctor and attending medical staff failed to note abnormal cell growth. Consequently, they did not diagnose or treat the cancer. Subsequently, doctors discovered she had cervical cancer that had advanced to such a state where they could not operate on her. The cancer had metastasize. She was put on a course of radiation and chemotherapy to try and correct the error. She brought this suit as well. It seeks compensation for the defendants’ oversight and negligent diagnosis, treatment, and care. The claim considers broad damages including pain, bills, lost chance of survival, and decreased quality of life.
Mendota Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If your loved one was injured or harmed by a medical mistake while a patient at OSF St. Paul Medical Center (Mendota Community Hospital), call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC law firm. Our Illinois personal injury nursing home attorneys have successfully resolved many financial compensation claims for victims of malpractice. Let our law firm handle every aspect of your case including filing all the necessary paperwork in the appropriate court. In LaSalle County, that courthouse is located at:
119 W. Madison St., Room 201
Ottawa, IL 61350
Circuit Court Clerk Greg Vaccaro
We encourage you to contact our LaSalle County medical malpractice law office at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment today. Speak with one of our reputable lawyers to determine your legal options during a comprehensive, no-obligation case review at no charge to you. No upfront fees are necessary because our law firm accepts all medical malpractice compensation claim and wrongful death lawsuits on contingency.