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Palos Community Hospital Malpractice Attorneys

Palos Community Hospital Palos Community Hospital is a 428-bed hospital located in Cook County, Illinois at:

12251 South 80th Avenue
Palos Heights IL 60463
(708) 923-4000

http://www.paloscommunityhospital.org/

The facility operated by Palos Health provides diverse services to the local community that include:

  • Heart care
  • Orthopedics
  • Maternity care
  • Home Health Care
  • Immediate care
  • Emergency medical care
  • Behavioral health
  • Women's health
  • Breast imaging and radiology services
  • Cancer rehab and care
  • Nutritional services
  • Diabetes care
  • Maternity care
  • Spinal care
  • Respiratory care
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Surgical procedures
  • Chemical dependency services
  • Group therapies

Illinois State Designation

Palos Community Hospital maintains the following designations:

  • Perinatal II – The medical facility is recognized as a Level II Perinatal hospital because it provides care to pregnant mothers and newborns at risk for medical complications. However, the facility does not maintain a Special Care Unit or Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery.

  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital – The Illinois Department of Public Health has certified Palos Community Hospital as a primary stroke center because they meet the standards “to support better outcomes for stroke care.”

Patient Safety

Both state and federal Hospital regulatory agencies routinely monitor every medical center in Illinois to identify patient safety concerns quickly. This information is gathered by reports sent to the Illinois Department of Public Health and other agencies. Palos Community Hospital reported the following medical errors that may be of concern to patients and their families.

Health Care-Associated Infections

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA for 2016 – 4 patients suffered Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections over 93,973 patient days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2016 – 76 patients suffered highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 92,395 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Wound Complications in Abdominal Wall Surgery (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 546 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 16.7% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is slightly lower than the national average (16.9%) and Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 12.5% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is significantly 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, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 22.1% 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%) and Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 9.7% of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is significantly 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, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 15.9% 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 lower than the national average (16.3%) an Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 12.0% of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is slightly lower than the national average (13.6%) and Illinois average (13.32 percent).

  • Hip Fracture-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 2 patients out of 171 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 14.16 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 16 out of 360 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 25.14 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 36 out of 286 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 140.63 per 1000 patients is more than double than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients. The Illinois Department of Public Health revealed that this ranking is statistically significantly worse than the State average.

Maternal Safety and Utilization

  • Birth Trauma (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 incidents out of 1,098 patients

  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal instrument-assisted (per 2015) – 6 incidents out of 27 patients

Palos Heights, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you were harmed or injured while you were a patient at Palos Community Hospital, your damages might be the result of medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal assistance to patients who have suffered injuries by errors or mistakes in every medical setting.

Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss the merits of your compensation claim. Our legal team accepts all personal injury case, wrongful death lawsuit, and medical malpractice claim through contingency fee agreements. This arrangement postpones the payment of legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case through a jury trial or negotiated an out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.

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