OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is a 609-certified-bed ‘not for profit’ church-operated hospital providing services and cares for residents of Peoria and Peoria County, Illinois. The Medical Center is located at:
530 North East Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL 61637
In addition to providing emergent and critical care to the local community, OSF St. Francis Medical Center offers other services that include:
- Cancer care
- Home health
- Transplant services
- Heart and vascular care
- Endocrinology and diabetes care
- Women’s health
- Primary care
- Weight loss management
When comparing this facility to other hospitals and medical centers hospitals nationwide, OSF St. Francis Medical Center maintains an overall “B” score, ranking it in the 55th percentile. The ranking was calculated using publicly available information including reported complications, patient cost, emergency department initial assessment, patient satisfaction and patient flow. A medium to low score is often indicative of a high percentage of medical errors and mistakes occurring at the facility.
The emergency department at every medical center in the United States must provide the highest level of emergent and critical care to the local community. Analytics MD gathers crucial information on emergency rooms nationwide and makes the data available through percentile rankings to assist government agencies and patients performing comparison analysis. Currently, the percentile ranking for the emergency room at OSF St. Francis Medical Center includes:
- Incoming Patient Flow (80th percentile) – This measurement reveals the efficiency of how the medical team initially evaluates patients arriving at the emergency room (ER).
- Discharged Patient Flow (31st percentile) – This measurement reveals the efficiency of how the medical team treats less sick patients who are discharged from the ER.
- Admitted Patient Flow (58th percentile) – This measurement reveals the efficiency of how the medical team cares for sicker patients who are admitted to the hospital from the emergency room.
- Frustrated Patients (76th percentile) – This measurement reveals how frustrated patients are after receiving care and leaving the emergency room.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (64th percentile) – This measurement reveals the overall patient experience of treatment provided in every department at the hospital.
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center currently holds four state designations that include:
- Perinatal III
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Center
- Magnet Recognition
- Trauma Center Level I and Level I Pediatric
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) Rate
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors data involving CLABSI (Central line-associated bloodstream infections) that happen in ICUs and critical care units. This information helps determine the level of care provided by the hospital. For 2018, the central line-associated bloodstream infection rate for OSF St. Francis Medical Center include:
- Adult Neurologic ICU-Related Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rate – 2 infection incidents out of 795 central line days.
- Adult Surgical Cardiothoracic ICU-Related Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rate – 2 infection incidents out of 2522 central line days.
- Adult Surgical ICU-Related Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rate – 2 infection incidents out of 1361 central line days.
- Adult Medical ICU-Related Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rate – 3 infection incidents out of 1613 central line days.
- Pediatric Medical-Surgical ICU-Related Central Line-Associated Infection – 3 infection incidents out of 3345 central line days.
- Level III Neonatal ICU-Related Central Line-Associated Infection Rate – 5 infection incidents out of 3616 central line days.
The IDPH determined that the CLABSI rates listed above were “not statistically significantly better or worse than the national average.”
Bloodstream Infection Rate
The Illinois Department of Public Health monitors facility-acquired contagious infection incident rates involving highly contagious Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI). This data is gathered through laboratory test results from patients who have remained at the facility for longer than three days. For 2018, the bloodstream infection rate at OSF St. Francis Medical Center included:
- MRSA Facility-Acquired Infection Incident Rate – 5 infection incidents out of 196,979 patient days
- CDI Facility-Acquired Infection Incident Rate – 148 infection incidents out of 174,803 patient days.
Patient Safety Concerns
The information collected and released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and monitored by the Illinois Department of Public Health provides patient safety measures involving potential adverse events and in-hospital complications that can occur after procedures and surgeries. For the year 2015, the facility up for patient safety concerns include:
- Foreign Bodies Left in the Patient during a Procedure –1 incident.
- Unexpected Deaths – 0.4 per 1000 risk-adjusted rate or 3 incidents out of 4287 patients, which is significantly lower than the Illinois state average of 0.22 per 1000 patients.
Medical Malpractice Claims Involving OSF Saint Francis
Claim Brought after Elderly Man Falls in Illinois Medical Center
This hospital controversy was so unfortunate because it was so avoidable. The injured patient-an elderly man-was obviously a risk for falls. He had a hard time walking around by himself. He had a sign and bracelet that alerted staff to the fact that he was at all times a risk for falls. Normally, in these situations, staff should take measure to devise and carry out plans to protect him from this kind of accident. It appears they did not do that here (OSF Medical Center, St. Francis). He was left along for a long period of time. As a result, he did fall over and injure himself. He broke his femur in the fall. The man also sustained other serious physical injuries. Subsequent to these events, he brought a case against the facility. It alleged the defendant hospital was negligent in its supervision of him and that OSF should have taken better precaution to keep him from falling. The resolution of this dispute has not yet been published.
Lab Mix Up Results in Unnecessary Operation
This new complaint is not a typical failed diagnosis dispute. Rather, it is more relevant to call it a wrong diagnosis dispute. The patient had a biopsy done at OSF St. Francis. In-house staff determined that he had squamous and carcinoma. Those results were forwarded to Mayo Clinic and they made the same findings. However, they were analyzing the wrong specimen because his was mixed with someone else’s. Unfortunately, the error could not be corrected before he already had an unnecessary splenectomy and pancreatectomy. In fact, the man did not have cancer. Had they looked at the right specimens originally, they would have seen that. Since they did not, he had to go through the operation and get his organs removed for no reason. This brand-new cause of action targets the hospital with negligence and malpractice. It seeks compensation for his harms including suffering, hospital expenses, and related tangible and intangible losses.
Errors in Surgery Leads to Untimely Death
The patient here was just fifty at the time of the tragic events. He was admitted to the medical center (OSF St. Francis) because of a hernia. Doctors decided to operate on him. He had several hernias-inguinal and abdominal. During the course of the surgery, things did not go well. The operating surgeon made several mistakes including during the suturing process. This cause the man to bleed. He even showed signs of bleeding such as hypotension, hemoglobin drop, and anuria. However, staff did not take appropriate action to address the complications. He died following these developments. The subsequent lawsuit targets several parties including the professionals and facilities involved in the ordeal. Recently filed, it seeks compensation and relief for his untimely death, the pain he suffering prior to passing, and the expenses that the events created for him and his estate.
Peoria Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If your loved one has been injured or died prematurely while a patient at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC law firm now. Our Peoria attorneys working on your behalf can successfully resolve your medical malpractice victim case against the Illinois hospital, nurses and doctors who caused your loved one harm, and file all the necessary paperwork in the appropriate courthouse at.
324 Main Street
Peoria, Illinois 61602-1319
Circuit Court Clerk Robert Spears
We encourage you to contact our Peoria County medical malpractice law offices by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your comprehensive compensation lawsuit evaluation at no charge to you. No upfront payment is necessary because our law firm accepts wrongful death lawsuits and medical malpractice compensation claims through contingency fee arrangements.