Pana Community Hospital is a 22-bed facility providing medical cares and services to residents of Pana and Christian County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
101 E. Ninth St.
Pana, IL 62557
The facility provides various medical services including:
- Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
- Cardiopulmonary therapeutic and diagnostic services
- Diagnostic imaging
- Around-the-clock nursing care
- Rehabilitation services including speech, occupational, orthopedic, neurologic, aquatic, and hand therapies along with work conditioning, athletic training, lymphedema management, balance rehabilitation and others.
- Emergency services
- Surgical procedures including ophthalmology, podiatry, laparoscopic and endoscopic.
- Wellness Center
Infection Prevention Staffing
The state of Illinois mandates that every hospital develops and enforces an infection prevention and control program under Illinois administration code 250.1100. These measurements indicate the numbers of staff on hand trained in infection prevention and control for every 100 hospital beds. Currently, the results of Pana Community Hospital measurements include:
- 1.82 per 100 Bed – The number of infection prevention and control staff for every 100 beds in the facility.
- 1.82 per 100 Beds – The number of specially trained (Certified in Infection Control) infection prevention and control staff members at the facility.
More than 76 percent of all patients receiving hospital inpatient care receive their services through Medicare. Nearly 20 percent of all hospital inpatient care individuals pay for their services through private insurance. The remainder receive hospital inpatient care through charity services, private pay, Medicaid and another public financing option.
Readmission Rates and 30-Day Mortality Rates
Many patients are readmitted to the facility after staying at the hospital due to a complication or challenges when transitioning to a nursing facility or the family’s home. The Pana Community Hospital readmission rates include:
- 17.3 Percent – The percentage of pneumonia patients that needed to be readmitted to the hospital facility within the first 30 days between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015.
- 23 Percent – The percentage rate of hospital failure patients that needed to be readmitted to the hospital facility within 30 days between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015.
- 16.3 Percent – The percentage of pneumonia patients who died within 30 days after developing the disease between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015.
- 10.8 Percent – The percentage of heart failure patients who died within 30 days of their heart failure between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015.
Medical Malpractice Claim for Compensation
There are at least five indicators of medical malpractice, where the error or mistake by the doctor, nurse or other medical provider/facility directly caused the patient’s harm or premature death. These five indicators include:
1. Failing to Get Better While Receiving Treatment – Getting the physician to admit that they made the wrong diagnoses can be challenging. Many cases where the patient does not get better is often the result of a misdiagnosis, wrong medication or ineffective treatment. It is often better to get at least one more opinion before continuing treatment that is not working.
2. The Patient’s Symptoms Do Not Match the Doctor’s Diagnoses – Doctors have access to all kinds of diagnostic equipment, tests, and procedures to match common symptoms with specific condition/diseases. Even so, many conditions and diseases are misdiagnosed. Before continuing treatment, it might be best to seek out a second opinion to ensure that the original diagnosis is correct.
3. The Doctor Diagnosed the Patient’s Condition Using Only a Lab Test – A mistake in the laboratory is a common occurrence. Even so, many physicians fail to question obvious mistakes and lab results. Instead of just repeating the laboratory test, it might be well advised to change laboratories to ensure the analysis matches the test results.
4. The Physician Attributes the Patient’s Complaints to Some Far-Fetched Ailment – Receiving unnecessary care is a common occurrence. This is because not every ailment is an indicator of some horrific underlying condition. Doctors might determine that the patient’s headache as more than just a headache, and might be a brain tumor, stroke or other condition simply because the patient is complaining of pain.
5. The Diagnosis Was Based on a Laboratory Test the Patient Never Received – Many laboratory tests require an accompanying test to support a diagnosis. Many doctors fail to have the accompanying test performed and simply use their own judgment to make their diagnosis, which inevitably could be wrong.
Winning a Claim or Lawsuit
Successfully resolving a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit often rests on whether the physician’s medical practice can be deemed substandard. The standard of care in medical terms can be defined as the level of care any qualified doctor would provide a patient under similar or same circumstances.
The personal injury attorney will file a claim for compensation at the local County Courthouse. In Christian County, the attorney will file at:
Christian County Circuit Court
101 S. Main
Taylorville, IL 62568
Katie M. Blakeman
Pana, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one has suffered injury through medical malpractice after being admitted to Pana Community Hospital, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our Christian County medical malpractice attorneys can work as your legal advocate to ensure your family receives the financial compensation they deserve. Contact our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to discuss all available legal options. No upfront payment is required because we accept all personal injury compensation claims are contingency fee arrangements. This means our services are paid only after we have negotiated your out-of-court settlement or have won your case in a jury trial.