Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center Ratings & Violations
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center is a 288-bed hospital providing cares and services to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
1500 S. Fairfield Ave.
Chicago IL 60608
The centrally located hospital provides diverse services to the local community that includes:
- Behavioral health
- Cancer care
- Emergency medical services
- Family medicine
- Women's health
- Pregnancy and childbirth care
- Prosthetics and orthotics
- Internal medicine
- Vascular and heart care
- Stroke care
- Spinal cord injury care
- Pulmonary medicine
- Primary care
- Pain management
- Children rehabilitation
- Bariatric surgery
Illinois State Designations
Currently, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center maintains the following designations:
- Perinatal III
- Trauma Center I
- Pediatric Trauma Center I
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
The state of Illinois and federal regulatory agencies routinely monitor hospitals and medical centers statewide to identify any serious safety concern involving patient health quickly. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center reported the following medical errors which may be of concern to patients and their families.
- Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Surgical ICU (2018) with zero reported infection for 1052 central-line days
- Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical ICU (2018) with two reported infections over 1856 central-line days
- Central Line-Associated Infections in the Level II/III Neonatal ICU (2018) 1 infection from 1111 procedures
- Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA (2018) 4 reported infections of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus over 56,308 patient days
- Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (2018) 36 reported infections of highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 55,689 patient days
- Unexpected Death (2015) 3 reported incidents out of 4681 patients. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), this statistical ranking is significantly worse in the State average.
- Foreign Body Left During Procedure (2015) 1 reported incident
- Risk-Adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (2015) 7 out of 2153 patients
- Wound Complications in Abdominal Wall Surgery (2015) 2 out of 351 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistical ranking is significantly worse than the State average.
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 20 out of 10,023 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistical ranking is significantly worse than the State average.
- Iatrogenic Pneumothorax (healthcare-associated collapsed lung) (2015) 2 out of 9502 patients
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) 5 out of 630 patients
- Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) 16 out of 2014 patients
- Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 17.8% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is higher than the national average (16.9%) and Illinois average (17.37%).
- Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 15.8% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly lower than the national average (15.9%) and Illinois average (15.98%).
- Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 22.4 % of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge. This statistical rate is slightly higher than the national average (21.6%) an Illinois average (21.78%).
- Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 10% of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly lower than the national average (11.9%) and Illinois average (11.67%).
- Heart Attack Patient Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 16.8% of all patients treated at the hospital for heart attack were readmitted to the facility 30 days after discharge for retreatment. The statistical percent is slightly higher than the national average (16.3%) an Illinois State average (16.4%).
- Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 15.4% of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is significantly higher than the national average (13.6%) and Illinois average (13.32 percent).
- Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 20 out of 290 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 60.27 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000. According to the IDPH, the statistical ranking is significantly worse in the State average.
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration, Pediatric (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 2 out of 2,590 patients
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Mt. Sinai Hospital
$2,150,000 Settlement; Illinois Hospital Malpractice Lawsuit
In this medical claim, the patient was fifty-two years old at the time of the relevant events. She entered Mt. Sinai Hospital because she was experiencing chest pains and other health troubles. Staff decided that they had to intubate her. With significant trouble and difficulty, they were able to accomplish the task. A few days later, attending staff chose to extubate her. However, they moved forward with little personnel. A respiratory therapist was on staff but that was about it. It did not go well. She suffered from distress and obstruction during the procedure. Eventually, she even experienced oxygen loss which led to a brain injury. The injuries had grave effects on the woman’s life. She needed to be moved to a nursing home but passed away not long after these events. The claim on behalf of the woman later stated that the defendants should have had more staff and equipment on hand for the procedure especially since the intubation went so poorly. The defendants agreed to settle the matter rather than see it through to the end of a trial. The plaintiffs obtained $2.15 million and $550,000 of that amount came from the hospital directly.
$1,000,000 Settlement; Illinois Failure to Diagnose Claim
This case was brought on behalf of a little boy. He was approximately two months old during the relevant events. He was admitted into Mount Sinai Hospital for examination and treatment. In the ensuing cause of action, representatives for the child complained that doctors and nurses did not notice thrombosis developing in his right arm. The medical team had inserted an intravenous line near his elbow. A few weeks later, they started to notice that his fingers were black and blue. They took out the line and applied force to the area, but it did not help. His arm began to discolor and shrink in size. Eventually, the little boy lost it below the elbow. He (through counsel) brought this action against the doctors and the hospital. He argued their negligent treatment of him led to these ends. His claim sought damage for the suffering, bills, and handicap that ensure among other damages. Subsequently, the doctors to settle through their insurance carrier for $1 million. The case against Mount Sinai remained.
$7,000,000 Settlement; Illinois Birth Injury Case
This incident appeared as avoidable as unfortunate. The mother went into Mount Sinai Hospital for the birth of her baby. Apparently, she was past her due date. Also, the medical staff did not diagnose this issue or treat it accordingly. Her uterus ruptured. This caused the baby girl to suffer a massive brain injury as well as paralysis and cerebral palsy. The mother brought this case as a result. The complaint alleged the attending nurses and physicians should have more promptly and ably examined. Further, she alleged they should have done an emergency C-section to prevent the problems that eventually arose. This cause of action was brought against the hospital and that facility paid the plaintiffs $3 million directly. It insurance policy for excessive coverage added another $4 million. In total, the plaintiffs obtained $7 million for their economic and non-economic damages including long-term disability, lost wages, lost normalcy of life, and suffering among others.
Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
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