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OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Ratings & Violations

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center is a 254-bed facility providing tertiary care medical services in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. The medical center is located at:

5666 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 226-2000

The center provides access to emergency services and other medical sub-specialties including cancer, sports medicine, rehabilitation, pediatrics, maternity & birth, lung & pulmonology along with women’s services, cardiovascular care, and neurology.

National Rankings

In a comparison ranking among other medical centers and hospitals in the United States, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center maintains an overall C+ score, ranking it in the 34th percentile. This ranking is calculated using publicly available information on data involving patient satisfaction, incoming and discharge patient flow and on-site complications that could potentially be caused by medical malpractice.

Illinois State Designations

The Rockford Medical Center maintains four specific state designations that include:

Perinatal II

The facility is part of the Illinois Regionalized Perinatal System and provides Level II care to pregnant women and newborns. However, the facility does not have a neonatal intensive care or special care nursery.

Trauma Center

Through the medical center’s participation in the Illinois trauma system, patients suffering from trauma have access to immediate Level I medical care. This means that OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center provides every essential service for a trauma center around-the-clock and maintains quick access to an on-site helicopter.

Magnet Recognition

The medical facility participates in the American Nurses Association’s Magnet recognition program that encourages strong nursing leadership, effective patient/medical professional communication and organized shared decision-making.

Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)

The IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) and EMSC (Emergency Medical Services for Children) have given OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center recognition as an EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) medical facility. This means the center provides pediatric critical emergency care covered by specialty trained medical professionals. In addition, the medical center follows specific protocols and guidelines to treat children that are injured, critically ill or abused.

Facility-Acquired Infections

By taking effective measures, hospitals and medical centers can significantly reduce the potential of patients developing infections post-procedures and post-surgeries. The reported infection incidences that occurred on site at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in 2014 include:

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABI) Incidence Rate between 01/01/2018 and 12/31/2018 Include:
    • Infection Incidences Developed in the Adult Surgical/Medical ICU – 2 infection incidents out of 2042 central line days.
  • Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Incidence Rates include the following:
    • Infection Incidences Developed Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery – 0 infection incidents out of 165 procedures (2016).
    • Infection Incident Developed Post-Total Knee Replacement Surgery – 2 infection incident of 462 procedures (2017).
  • CDI and MRSA Bloodstream Infection Incidence Rate between 01/01/2018 and 12/31/2018 Include:
    • CDI (Clostridium Difficile Infection) Onset Incident Rate – 42 infection incidents out of 55462 patient days.
    • MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Onset Incident Rate – 3 infection incidents out of 56442 patient days.

Patient Safety Concerns

The Illinois Department of Public Health uses hospital and medical center discharge information involving patient safety measurement that outlines on-site adverse events and complications following procedures and surgeries. The five current patient safety concerns involving OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center are outlined using information accumulated between 10/01/2013 in 09/30/2014 that include:

  • Unexpected Deaths – 1 unexpected death out of 786 patients.
  • Abdominal Wall Surgery Wound Complication – 1 incident out of 415 patients.
  • Accidental Laceration and Puncture Wound – 22 incidents out of 9390 patients.
  • Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung – 4 incidents out of 9138 patients.
  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure – 16 incidents out of 1667 patients.

Medical Malpractice Claims Involving OSF Saint Anthony’s

$450,000 Settlement; Illinois Prescription Malpractice Claim

This case resembled a problem that is getting increasing scrutiny as of late. A woman received treatment from OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Illinois. She was just thirty-five years old at the time of the events which prompted the matter. The subsequent cause of action later offered that the woman’s attending physicians prescribed an excessive amount of opioid medications. Then, this had a devastating effect on her health. She developed opioid toxicity and died not long after that condition occurred. Her spouse and little boy survived her. Together, they brought this action against the hospital. The pair allege that the facility was negligent in its prescription and service to the woman. Further, the complaint stated that this malpractice was to blame or a major factor in the woman’s death. For these harms, the family sought compensation stemming from the tragedy. The hospital ended up settling rather than seeing the matter all the way through court. It gave the family $450,000 directly.

$3,200,000 Settlement; Illinois Surgical Error Case

Here, a woman underwent an outpatient procedure at OSF St. Anthony’s. Her right eye needed treatment due to retinopathic deterioration from diabetes. Apparently, surgeons gave her Lidocaine and other prescriptions through a peribulbar block. This caused serious injuries including respiratory arrest as well as asystole. The cause of the latter problem was allegedly due do brainstem anesthesia. All these issues were exacerbated by the fact that attending staff did not quickly move to resuscitate her. Eventually, she sustained a major brain injury that would require years of medical attention just to make sure she could survive. This cause of action was brought as a result. It charged the hospital and doctors with malpractice and sought damages for her harms including disability, suffering, and staggering bills. Eventually, the parties were able to work out a settlement. The woman received $3.2 million and $850,000 of that came from the hospital.

$1,100,000 Settlement; Illinois Failed Diagnosis Lawsuit

The events of this health care controversy occurred at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. A patient in his late sixties was taken to that facility after sustaining a head wound in a car accident. Doctors examined him and ordered a CT-scan. Apparently, that test showed signs of a potential brain bleed. Yet, the man was discharged and told to go home on the day he entered St. Anthony’s. A few days later, he returned with symptoms including fever and a headache. Staff discovered that he had a brain hemorrhage and sent him into the operating room immediately. They took out some of his occipital lobe to alleviate the problem but that had side effects. After the surgery, his vision was all but eliminated in one eye. Additionally, the events cost him over one quarter of a million dollars in medical bills. He sued the hospital and doctors for negligent service and malpractice. The claim argued that they should have caught and handled the problem earlier so that it could not progress so badly. He cited his new disability, bills, and pain as example of their substandard care. The man could have gone to trial, but all sides preferred to end the matter by settling. He obtained $1.1 million and OSF gave the vast majority of that ($1 million).

Rockford, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you, or a loved one, was harmed after being admitted to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, the injuries might be the result of medical malpractice, errors or mistakes. The Rockford medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have assisted patients injured at the hands of medical staff all throughout Illinois. We accept cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death on contingency. This means no upfront fees are required as all of our legal fees are paid after we negotiate an out of court settlement or win your case at trial. Contact our law offices today to discuss the merits of your case.


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