OSF Holy Family Medical Center is a ‘not for profit’ church-operated facility providing services to residents of Monmouth in Warren County, Illinois. The 23-certified-bed Center is located at:
1000 W. Harlem Ave.
Monmouth, IL 61462
In addition to providing emergent and urgent care to the local community, OSF Holy Family Medical Center provides clinical services that include:
- Pediatrics care
- Primary care
- Cancer care
- Weight loss management
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Women’s health
- Endocrinology and diabetes
- Transplant services
- Vascular and heart care
- Home health
When comparing this facility to other medical centers and hospitals throughout the US, OSF Holy Family Medical Center maintains an overall “B+” score, ranking it in the 61st percentile. The calculated ranking was determined by using publicly available data that includes patient flow, patient/nurse communication, overall patient satisfaction, discharged patient length of stay, and reported complications. Lower scores might indicate a high percentage of medical malpractice/mistakes and errors occurring at the facility.
The level of care and services the emergency department at the hospital provides is essential to the community’s residents. Analytics MD provides valuable insight by collecting emergency department data nationwide. This information can be used as a comparison tool to evaluate the level of services every medical center offers the community. Currently, OSF Holy Family Medical Center percentile rankings involving services and cares of their emergency department include:
- Incoming Patient Flow (12th percentile) – This extremely low measurement reveals the efficiency of how the medical team evaluates patients who have just arrived at the emergency room.
- Discharge Patient Flow (11th percentile) – This extremely low measurement reveals the efficiency of how the medical team treats patients who are less sick before discharging them from the emergency room.
- Admitted Patient Flow (22nd percentile) – This extremely low measurement reveals the efficiency of how the medical team provides cares and services to sicker patients who will need to be admitted to the hospital from the emergency department.
- Frustrated Patients (50th percentile) – This average measurement reveals the level of frustration that patients experience after leaving the emergency room and receiving care.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (98th percentile) – This extremely high measurement reveals the patient’s overall experience when receiving cares and services from every department in the hospital.
Bloodstream Infection Rate
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors bloodstream infection rates involving Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The data on these contagious diseases are obtained through laboratory testing results obtained from patients who have been at the facility for at least four days.
The IDPH monitors these summary measurements to determine if the rate of contagious bloodstream infections at the hospital are statistically higher or lower than the national average. For 2018, the bloodstream infection rate at OSF Holy Family Medical Center involve:
- Facility-Acquired MRSA Infection Incident Rate – 0 infection incidents out of 2290 patient days.
- Facility-Acquired CDI Infection Incident Rate – 0 infection incidents out of 2290 patient days.
The IDPH determined that the rate above was “not statistically significantly better or worse than the national average.
Readmission Rate and 30-Day Mortality Rate
The Illinois Department of Public Health monitors readmission rates and 30 Day mortality rate to determine the level of care the hospital’s providing in its effort to prevent complications. The government agency studies the measurable indicators to determine if the adverse outcome of the patient’s death has a potential link to the quality of care that the facility provides. The readmission rates help reveal whether the level of care the patient needed during their recent hospital stay required readmission into the facility due to an unexpected complication or failure to make a smooth transition into a nursing facility or the family’s house.
This data is collected by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and posted for public consumption on their Hospital Compare website. Between 07/01/2014 and 06/30/2017, the readmission and 30-day mortality rates for OSF Holy Family Medical Center involved:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Required Readmittance to the Hospital within 30 Days after Their Discharge – 15 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 17.56 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Required Readmittance to the Facility within 30 Days after Their Discharge – 20.5 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.
- Pneumonia Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Their Admittance to the Hospital – 14.8 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 16.32 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Their Hospital Admittance – 11.5 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 11.83 percent.
Medical Malpractice Claims Involving OSF Holy Family
Delay in Surgery Leads to Complications and New Claim
The patient caught in the middle of this heated legal argument was just a child. She was merely three years old when the events occurred. At some point, the precise time is not known, she swallowed a battery. Emergency responders brought her at once to OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Illinois. The doctors examined her and elected to wait to perform an operation to remove the battery from her esophagus until the next day. They chose this course of action knowing full well how long the battery had been in the child’s body and the consequences that came with the delay. When the surgeons finally got around to operating on the girl, the damage was already done. Her throat sustained long-term injury. The family sued because of these events. They alleged that the defendants’ malpractice was to blame for her decline in health and new disability. The claim seeks damage for the harms caused including physical injury, emotional trauma, and expenses.
Oversight Causes Misdiagnosis and Subsequent Death
This incident started off as a regular trip to the emergency room. The patient was suffering from a number of symptoms including difficulty urinating, the chills, and pain along the right side of her body. The doctors told her that she had a UTI and renal disorder. Apparently, this diagnosis was incorrect. What she actually had was sepsis. Obviously, the attending physicians did not spot this and then did not treat it. This led to her eventual death just two days after the original emergency room visit. The complaint states a cause for negligence and wrongful death. It lists the facilities and professionals involved in the dispute and seeks compensation for all of the damages that the wrongful death caused. These normally cover things like lost companionship and support but also extend to the victim’s suffering prior to death as well.
Monmouth Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one was injured by medical malpractice while they were a patient at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today. Our reputable Monmouth attorneys provide legal representation to victims of medical malpractice. Allow our law office to file all the necessary paperwork in the appropriate court located at:
100 West Broadway
Monmouth, Illinois 61462-1795
County Court Clerk Denise L. Schreck
Call our Warren Medical Malpractice law firm today at (888) 424-5757 to speak with our representatives who can assist you in scheduling your free, no-obligation case evaluation. No upfront payment is required because we accept all medical malpractice cases through contingency fee agreements.