Presence St. Mary's Hospital is a 182-bed “not for profit" medical center providing services and cares for residents of Kankakee and Kankakee County, Illinois the facility is located at:
500 West Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
In addition to providing emergency care and surgical services to the local community, Presence St. Mary’s Hospital offers other services that include:
- Dialysis care
- Nutrition and diabetes education
- Cardiovascular care
- Cancer care
- Rehabilitation services
- Pulmonary services
- Palliative care
- Sports medicine and orthopedics
- Occupational health
- Laboratory services
- Infusion care
- Immediate care
- Adult addiction services
- Adolescent and adult behavioral services
- Wound care
- Hyperbaric therapy
- Women’s health
- Weight loss surgery
In a comparison analysis involving all medical centers and hospitals in the United States, Presence St. Mary's Hospital maintains an overall “B+” score, ranking it in the 65th percentile. The calculated ranking uses publicly available information including reported complications, overall patient satisfaction, and patient flow. A low through medium score might indicate a high percentage of medical mistakes and errors happening at this hospital.
The emergency department at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital is critical in providing emergent and critical care to the local community. Analytics MD collects information to determine the percentile ranking of crucial care and services provided by every hospital in the US. Currently, the percentile rankings for the emergency department at this facility involve:
- Incoming Patient Flow (39th percentile) – This measurement reveals the efficiency of how patients arriving at the emergency department are seen and evaluated.
- Discharge Patient Flow (66 percentile) – This measurement reveals the efficiency of how less sick patients were treated before being discharged from the emergency department.
- Admitted Patient Flow (42nd percentile) – This measurement reveals the efficiency of how sicker patients are treated during the admission process to the facility from the emergency department.
- Frustrated Patients (35th percentile) – This measurement reveals the level of frustration patients feel when leaving the emergency department after their discharge.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (79th percentile) – This measurement reveals the patient’s experience in all departments in the hospital.
Illinois State Designations
Presence St Marys Hospital maintains three specific state designations that include:
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
- Perinatal II
- Trauma Center Level II
Central Line Bloodstream Infections and Surgical Site Infections
The Illinois Department of Public Health monitors and evaluates data reported at all medical centers and hospitals statewide involving Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) and Surgical Site Infections (SSIs). This information determines whether the cares and services provided by the hospital are statistically better or worse in the national average. For the year 2018, the central line associated bloodstream infections and surgical site infections rates involved:
- Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection in the Adult Surgical ICU – 0 infection incidents out of 542 central line days. The Department of Public Health determined that this rate was not significantly better or worse than the national average.
- Surgical Site Infections Associated with Total Knee Replacement Surgery – 1 infection out of 155 procedures.
Patient Safety Concerns and Bloodstream Infection Rates
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) collects information evaluated by the Illinois Department of Public Health involving patient safety concerns and bloodstream infections including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). These measurements are used to determine potential complications and adverse effects involving patients after surgeries and procedures. For the year 2015, the bloodstream infection rate and patient safety concerns involving Presence St. Mary’s Hospital include:
- Facility-Acquired Incident Rate of Clostridium Difficile Infections (CDI) – 5 infections out of 16714 patient days. (2018)
- Blood Transfusion Reactions – 1 incident.
- Accidental Laceration or Puncture Rate – 0.66 per 1000 patients or 2 incidents out of 4550 patients. This number was nearly 1/3 less than the Illinois state average of 1.45 per 1000 patients.
- Postoperative Blood Clotting (Deep Vein Thrombosis) or Lung Embolism Rate – 3.29 per 1000 patients or 3 incidents out of 840 patients. This number is statistically lower than the Illinois state average of 5.62 per 1000 patients.
- Postoperative Hematoma or Hemorrhage Rate – 1.59 per 1000 patients or 1 incident out of 781 patients. This number is approximately one-third less than the Illinois state average of 4.46 per 1000 patients.
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate – 16.28 per 1000 patients or six incidents out of 378 patients. This is statistically twice as high as the Illinois state average of 8.04 per 1000 patients.
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Presence St. Mary’s
$2,500,000 Settlement; Illinois Wrongful Death Claim
Here, a man in his fifties was admitted to Presence Hospital. He had pain in his abdomen and was immediately seen by medical staff on call. They performed an EGD. That test identified that he had an ulcer. However, doctors actually diagnosed him with stomach cancer. Then, they ordered up a surgical procedure to remove the cancer that was not there in the first place. The operation had a number of complications. These eventually took his life. Up to that point, he had wracked up over $500,000 in medical bills and almost $150,000 in lost wages. This cause of action was brought to rectify this course of events. It sought compensation for the tragedy of his wrongful death as well as for the financial losses, physical suffering, and similar harms. Eventually, all sides were able to work out a deal. The plaintiffs obtained $2.5 million in compensation. This majority of this sum came from Presence.
$750,000 Settlement; Illinois Eye Care Malpractice Case
The plaintiff in this dispute was a female in her early sixties. She had substantial eye trouble, so she went to Presence St. Mary. Her vision was blurred, and she told staff she felt as if there was something in the eye. Doctors thought she had glaucoma. However, she actually had conjunctivitis. An ophthalmology consultation or intraocular pressure measurement would have identified this, but they did not do any of these things. Consequently, she was misdiagnosed and lost all vision in the affected eye. The incident cost her $100,000 in bills. She sued to recover. The targets of the cause of action were the facility, doctors, and other related parties. They filed separate appearances, but their objections were not decided by a jury, because they settled. The woman received $750,000 in compensation from the settlement.
Neglected Man Develops Bed Sores in New Illinois Case
The patient involved in this recently filed matter is seventy-one years old. He entered Presence for long-term care at one of their nursing facilities. Apparently, over the course of his stay at that location, staff neglected him. Specifically, they failed to reposition him, add proper equipment, and take other steps to ensure that he did not develop bed sores. As it turned out, bed sores did appear across body. They popped up over his buttocks. Then, they became infected with sepsis. Surgeons had to perform a number of debridement operations. He was still left with substantial pain and scarring. He brought this lawsuit as a result. It cites the hospital and other relevant parties with negligent care. The complaint seeks compensation for damages related to his physical suffering, intangible harms, and financial losses.
Kankakee Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice while a patient at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, contact the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC law firm now. Our Kankakee personal injury attorneys have represented clients with victim cases involving medical mistakes. With our years of success, our attorneys can assist your family in resolving your financial recompense case against all those who caused your loved one harm.
Let our team of attorneys file and handle every aspect of your case in the appropriate court. In Kankakee County, the court is located at:
450 E. Court St.
Kankakee, IL 60901
Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Cianci
Schedule your free, no-obligation comprehensive financial claim review today by calling our Kankakee County medical malpractice law offices at (888) 424-5757. We accept every medical mistake or error claim for compensation through contingency fee arrangements. All information you share with our office remains confidential.