Provident Hospital of Chicago is a 113-bed hospital located in Cook County, Illinois at:
500 E 51st Street
Chicago IL 60615
Provident Hospital of Chicago is a part of the Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS) providing integrated health services to residents and visitors throughout the county's metropolitan area, especially those on Chicago's south side. The entire healthcare system provides care to over 300,000 patients every year to the local community. The facility offers same-day surgical procedures, primary care, critical care services, and family practice care.
More than 50% of all inpatient and outpatient care at Provident Hospital of Cook County is provided to Medicaid patients, and nearly 20% are Medicare patients. According to the Illinois Hospital Report between April and 2016 and March 31, 2017, only four out of every ten patients understood their follow-up care after leaving a hospital to ensure they healed completely.
Common health care services provided by the facility include treatment and care for:
- Asthma and bronchitis
- Bunionectomy (bunion removal)
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cellulitis (subcutaneous connective tissue inflammation)
- Chest pain
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Diabetes (with and without major complications)
- digestive disorders
- Heart failure (with and without major complications)
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Lens procedures
- Lesion excision
- Male genital diagnostic procedures
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopic
- Urinary tract infections
The facility opened in January 1891 providing care to the African-American community for 96 years before closing in 1987 due to rising health care costs. In 1990, the federal government sold the hospital to Cook County to continue providing healthcare in the inner city. The county invested $58 million in upgrading equipment and clinical systems before reopening in August 1993. Today it is a community public teaching hospital providing primary an ambulatory care health services to the community.
According to the Illinois Hospital Report Card, the percentage of nursing hours worked by hospital-employed registered nurses in the medical-surgical field was 91.4% in 2016, which is significantly lower than the Illinois State average of 97.95%. The percentage of contracted registered nurses providing medical care and surgical assistance at the hospital is 9.86% which is significantly higher than the Illinois State average of 2.05%. (January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016)
Currently, Provident Hospital of Chicago does not have any state designations.
According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Provident Hospital Of Chicago reported the following medical errors which may be of concern to patients and their families.
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 2 out of 2,170 patients
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Provident Hospital
$1,450,000 Settlement; Illinois Surgical Error Case
The claimant here was fifty-nine when the events occurred which gave rise to this Illinois case. He need a type of procedure known as a cholecystectomy. That is where doctors go in and operate on the bowels. However, prior to this date, doctors knew that he had several adhesions in his bowels. They were quite dense too. As the surgeons operated on him, they accidentally cut into his bowels. Yet, they did not realize that they had done that for a few days. Due to the surgical error and oversight, the man developed sepsis. He had to go back to the hospital and stay there for eight months to receive care and supervision. That cost him over $600,000 in medical bills. Even after all of that, he still had a lot of pain and suffering. He also experienced diarrhea and other lingering effects. While the defendants argued that perforated bowels were a known complication of this surgery, that did not prevent a settlement in the end. The hospital ended up giving him $1.45 million.
$2,850,000 Settlement; Illinois Hospital Malpractice Claim
This dispute had a number of missteps involved in it. The patient was a man in his fifties. Staff at Provident Hospital diagnosed him colon cancer. However, they did give him proper or reasonable care for the transient ischemic attack that he suffered as well. After he underwent surgery for the cancer a few weeks later, he sustained a stroke. Then, staff did not move him to another location with neurosurgical care capabilities for a substantial amount of time. During this period, his brain hemorrhaged. The man died a couple of weeks later. His lawyers brought this case on behalf of his family-spouse and two grandchildren. They alleged that the hospital was negligent in its service to the man. They sought damages for his untimely death, their pain, and bills. The two eventually settled for $2.85 million.
$700,000 Settlement; Illinois Failed Diagnosis Case
This incident was so controversial because the patient in the middle of it all was just twenty-three years old at the time of the events. He went to Provident Hospital because his chest hurt. He was also experiencing epigastric discomfort. Doctors decided to have him sit for an x-ray as well as an EKG. The results of the x-ray were negative. The EKG results exhibited some abnormalities but nothing specific as to suggesting something. Eventually, after spending a few days at the facility under observation, he was discharged from the hospital. He died the following day in his home. The cause of death was a ruptured aneurysm in his aorta. This claim arose subsequent to these developments. It sought compensation from the hospital for the damages that the failed diagnosis caused the patient. In a private agreement, the parties chose to resolve the matter for a reported $700,000.
Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have suffered harm when admitted to Provident Hospital of Chicago, your damages might be caused by medical negligence. The reputable Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers (888-424-5757) can protect your legal rights by holding those at fault for your injuries financially accountable. Our legal team can assist you in seeking financial compensation to recover your monetary losses.
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