Presence Covenant Medical Center is a 210-bed comprehensive medical center located in the heart of the Champaign-Urbana community in Champaign County, Illinois at:
- 1400 W. Park Street
- Urbana, IL 61801
- (877) 737-4636
In a comparative analysis measured against other hospitals and medical facilities in the U.S., Presence Covenant Medical Center maintains an overall B- score, which ranks the center in the 50th percentile nationwide. This ranking is based on public data, patient satisfaction, length of hospital stay, patient/medical professional communication and cases with complications and adverse events that could potentially involve medical malpractice, abuse or carelessness.
Illinois State Designations
The Medical Center maintains two Illinois State designations that include:
In an effort to improve the perinatal outcomes of pregnant women, the state of Illinois developed its Regionalized Perinatal System to ensure that every patient receives appropriate levels of care. The aim of the system is to reduce perinatal complications incidences by early identification and effective treatments provided to a high-risk childbearing woman, her fetus or newborn.
Presence Covenant Medical Center maintains a state designation of Level II+ (with extended capabilities). The medical center has an extended neonatal capacity to provide pregnant women an intermediate level of care and more complicated care to newborns if necessary. In addition, Presence Covenant maintains a special care nursery facilitated by specifically trained neonatologists for treating newborns who require special care.Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
Presence Covenant Medical Center is one of more than 100 Illinois hospitals that has received special recognition by the state’s Department of Public Health and the EMSC (Emergency Medical Services for Children) for their emergency and critical care capabilities to treat seriously injure and ill children. The level of recognition involves their participation in Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) in providing optimal emergency care to pediatric patients around-the-clock.
The comprehensive emergency services provided by Presence Covenant meet or exceed pediatric emergency care requirements maintained by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Presence Covenant and all other hospitals and medical centers throughout Illinois are required to actively participate in state-run programs known to effectively reduce hospital-acquired infection rates. The total number of facility-acquired infections throughout all of 2014 reported by the facility included:
- Surgical Site Infections (SSI) Include:
- Infections Developed After Total Knee Replacement Surgery – 4 infection incidents out of 657 procedures. (2017)
- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium Difficile Infections (CDI) Include:
- MRSA Infection On-Site Incidence Rate – 3 incident out of 123,188 patient days at the facility. (2018)
- CDI Infections On-Site Incidence Rate – 69 incidents out of 109,999 patient days. (2018)
The patient safety records monitored by the Illinois Department of Public Health provide valuable insight on potential adverse events and complications that can occur in the hospital after procedures and surgeries. Releasing the statistics helps medical facilities develop more effective solutions to increase patient safety while undergoing the procedure or surgery. The known patient safety issues at Presence Covenant Medical Center identified in incidences reported by the facility between 10/01/2013 to 09/30/2014 include:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Blood Clotting and Postoperative Lung Embolism - 5 incidents of 1,384 patients.
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure - 3 incidents out of 383 patients.
- Postoperative Hematoma or Hemorrhage - 10 incidents out of 1,357 patients.
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung - 2 incidents out of 5,720 patients.
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration - 7 incidents out of 5,905 facility patients.
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Presence Covenant
Accident Right after Surgery Leads to New Illinois Suit
The plaintiff in this new medical action needed a cholecystectomy performed. She decided to have the procedure done at Presence Covenant Medical Center. It was to be performed via laparoscopic techniques. That means it would be a remote, robotic-assisted operation. The operation went off without a hitch. However, trouble developed not long after these events. Due to the procedure, she was limited in terms of movement and range. Normally, this demands that the medical team supporting her should place devices to ensure that she does not fall. They also must have enough staff on-hand to guarantee that she is being watched and taken care of properly. That did not happen here. She fell off of the operating table and hurt neck, back, and other parts of her body. This lawsuit was brought because of these facts. It was filed against the hospital. The complaint claims that the defendant should have monitored her better so that the accident did not occur. Since it did due to the defendant’s alleged negligence, the plaintiff believes she is entitled to compensation for the damages that followed such as pain, suffering, and medical bills.
Complaint Identifies Hospital and Doctors after Failed Diagnosis
Here, a man entered Presence Covenant Medical Center because he was suffering from a variety of symptoms. The man was disabled from an unknown reason. Staff at the medical facility conducted an examination of him. Unfortunately, they did not check for meningitis, encephalitis, or other critical conditions. This meant that the doctors and nurses did not perform such important tests as CSF cultures, lumbar punctures, or PCR. As a result, the man’s real problem (herpes encephalitis) was not caught. He did not get the help he needed and suffered as a result. Representatives of the man brought this action against the doctor and facility. It claims that their negligent diagnosis caused his harms including additional suffering and expenses.
Plaintiffs Claim Doctor Used Excessive Force in New Case
In this recently filed Illinois claim, a mother claimed that her doctor did not properly render the delivery of her baby. She entered Presence Covenant Medical Center to have her child delivered. Apparently, the baby started to show signs of complications. Yet, the attending doctor did not switch to a C-section. Instead, he attempted to remove the child through traction. Too much force was applied to the baby, and she suffered a massive brain injury and broken clavicle. Also, the baby sustained plexus palsy. All of these injuries would cause the child long-term pain, expense, and reduced quality of life. For these harms and damages, the baby brought a case against the doctor and medical facility. They alleged that the defendants were negligent in the course of the baby’s delivery and that that malpractice was the source of the plaintiff’s damages. Specifically, they faulted them for not performing a C-section. Some of the damages alleged included hospital bills, pain, suffering, disability, lost life normalcy, and lost future earnings. The results of this action were not published.
Urbana, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have suffered harm after being admitted to Presence Covenant Medical Center, your injuries may be the result of medical negligence, errors, abuse or mistakes. The Champaign-Urbana medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are dedicated to serving as a legal advocate for patients injured in every medical setting. Contact our law offices to schedule a confidential, free no-obligation consultation to discuss the merits of your case. We accept medical malpractice cases, wrongful death lawsuits and personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means you will receive instant legal representation without the need of paying any upfront fees.