Rush Copley Medical Center is a 210-bed facility providing medical services in Aurora and Kane County Illinois. The facility located at:
- 2000 Ogden Ave.
- Aurora, IL 60504
- (630) 978-6200
As a major healthcare provider serving the greater Fox Valley area, Rush Copley Medical Center maintains Kane County’s only neonatal (Level III) intensive care unit.
In a comparison among other hospitals in the United States, Rush Copley Medical Center maintains an overall “B” score, ranking it in the 52nd percentile. This ranking is determined using publicly available information including the facility’s staff responsiveness, patient satisfaction, emergency services and any potential complication that could have been the result of medical malpractice.
Illinois State Designations
Rush Copley Medical Center maintains three specific state designations that include:
The medical center provides Level III perinatal care to female patients of childbearing age along with their newborn. This involves an intensive care approach for vulnerable women considered to have a high risk pregnancy or a newborn with complications. The facility offers sub-specialty care provided in a neonatal intensive care unit.Trauma Center II
The facility is one of the 60+ trauma centers in the state and a part of the Illinois trauma system that provides high-level emergency care services 24 hours a day. The hospital’s medical director serves as the lead trauma surgeon providing specialized trauma services through subspecialty care including surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology and emergency medicine.Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
The hospital maintains the EDAP designation, meaning it provides comprehensive pediatric emergency services 24 hours every day. These services are covered by adequately staffed specialized medical professionals who are trained in providing critical and emergency care to children. High-level medical care is provided using essential pediatric supplies, equipment and medication, and by following treatment protocols for children who are injured, critically ill or abused.
By following proven protocols, hospitals and medical centers can take necessary steps to reduce the numbers of patients who develop serious infections after surgeries and procedures. The Illinois Public Act 93-563 (The Hospital Report Card Act) requires hospitals and medical centers throughout the state to report infections acquired at the facility during the patient’s stay.
These infections include central line-associated bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, MRSA and CDI. All hospitals and medical centers must report every healthcare-associated infection on-site to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention NHSN (National Healthcare Safety Network). The reported infections acquired at Rush Copley Medical Center involved:
- MRSA and CDI bloodstream infections occurring between 01/01/2014 at 12/31/2014 include:
- MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Onset Incident Rate – 1 infection incident out of 57,673 patient days.
- CDI (Clostridium Difficile Infection) Onset Incident Rate – 29 infection incidents out of 46,962 days.
Patient Safety Concerns
The Illinois Department of Public Health utilizes hospital-reported discharge information to evaluate patient safety measures involving in-hospital adverse events and complications after procedures and surgeries.
Statistics from Rush Copley Medical Center reported between 10/01/2013 and 09/30/2014 indicate that serious patient safety concerns occurred at the facility. This includes two incidents where a foreign body was left inside 2 patients during their procedures. Other safety concerns include:
- Unexpected Deaths – 1 unexpected death out of 3784 patients.
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) or Postoperative Lung Embolism – 17 incidences out of 2731 patients.
- Accidental Laceration or Puncture Wound – 22 incidents out of 7918 patients.
- Postoperative Hemorrhages and Hematomas – 16 incidents out of 2653 patients.
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung – 2 incidents out of 7628 patients.
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure – 12 incidents out of 1444 patients.
If you, or a loved one, have been harmed after being admitted to Rush Copley Medical Center, your injuries may be the result of medical malpractice. The skilled personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can serve as your legal advocate to hold those responsible for your harm accountable for their medical negligence. We accept Aurora, IL medical malpractice cases, wrongful death claims and personal injury lawsuits on contingency. This means you do not pay any upfront fees for our immediate legal services. We encourage you to schedule your free, initial consultation today by calling our law offices to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys.