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Salem Township Hospital Ratings & Violations

Salem Township Hospital Salem Township Hospital is a government-owned and operated medical facility providing services and cares for residents of Salem and Marion County, Illinois. The 25-certified-bed Hospital is located at:

1201 Ricker Drive
Salem, IL 62881
(618) 548-3194

Along with providing emergency services to the residents of Marion County, Salem Township Hospital also provides other valuable services including:

  • Inpatient services
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Diabetic education
  • Sleep lab
  • Rural health clinic
  • Radiology
  • Therapy services
  • Laboratory testing
  • Surgery
  • Specialty clinic
  • Nutritional counseling

National Ranking

Analytics MD provides a comparative analysis of this facility to other U.S. hospitals and medical centers. Currently, Salem Township Hospital maintains an overall “A-” score, ranking it in the 70th percentile. The ranking is calculated using publicly available data that includes staff responsiveness, emergency care, patient flow, physician/patient communication, staff responsiveness, overall patient satisfaction and reported complications. A medium to low score might indicate a high percentage of medical mistakes and errors that occur at the hospital.

The standard of care in providing emergency services at Salem Township Hospital is crucial to the local community. Currently, the percentile rankings involving the emergency services provided at this facility include:

  • Incoming Patient Flow (60th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency on how the medical team evaluates patients who arrived at the emergency room.
  • Discharged Patient Flow (60th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team provides treatment and care for less sick patients who will be discharged from the emergency room.
  • Admitted Patient Flow (60th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how sicker patients receive treatment from the medical team before being admitted to the hospital from the emergency room.
  • Frustrated Patients (50th percentile) – This measurement reveals how frustrated patients are while leaving the ER after receiving care and treatment.
  • Overall Patient Satisfaction (81st percentile) – This measurement ranks the overall patient experience when receiving cares and services in every department in the medical center.

Infection Prevention Staffing

The Illinois Department of Public Health mandates specific licensing requirements that every Illinois hospital must develop and maintain an infection prevention and control program to assist in eliminating or diminishing the number of infections that are acquired during a patient’s stay at the hospital. This measurement involves the number of staff members who are trained in preventing and controlling infections for every 100 hospital beds. For 2015, the infection prevention staffing at Salem Township Hospital included:

  • 2.5 per 100 beds – The number of infection prevention and control staff members for every 100 beds.
  • 0 per 100 beds – The number of CIC (Certified in Infection Control) infection prevention and control staff members for every 100 beds.

Readmission Rates

A certain percentage of all patients discharged from the hospital our readmitted due to an unexpected complication or because of a failure to make an easy transition two a nursing facility or the family’s home. This data is collected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and made publicly available on their Hospital Compare website. Between 07/01/2015 and 06/30/2018, the readmission rates involving Salem Township Hospital included:

  • Pneumonia Patients Who Were Readmitted to the Hospital within 30 Days after Their Discharge – 17.1 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 17.56 percent.
  • Heart Failure Patients Who Were Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days after Their Discharge – 20.5 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.

Thirty-Day Mortality Rate

The HHS Hospital Compare website publishes publicly available measurable indicators data involving patient mortality rates. The data reveals the percentage of the patients who die within 30 days after being admitted to the hospital. This information is monitored by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to determine if the adverse outcomes have any potential relationship to the level of care the hospital provides. Between 07/01/2015 and 06/30/2018, the 30-day mortality rate at Salem Township Hospital involved:

  • Pneumonia Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Being Admitted to the Facility – 14 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 16.32 percent.
  • Heart Failure Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Being Admitted to the Hospital – 12.1 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 11.83 percent.

Salem Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If your family believes your loved one suffered harm or died prematurely from medical malpractice while they were a patient at Salem Township Hospital, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Our reputable Salem attorneys provide legal representation to victims of medical malpractice. Let our legal team handle all the necessary paperwork and file the required documentation in the appropriate court. The contact information for the Marion County Court is:

P.O. Box 130
Salem, Illinois 62881-0130
(618) 548-3856

Circuit Court Clerk Ronda Yates

We encourage you to contact our Illinois medical malpractice law offices by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your free, comprehensive recompense case review. There is no need to make any upfront payment to obtain our legal services immediately because we accept all wrongful death lawsuits, medical malpractice cases and personal injury claims for compensation through contingency fee arrangements. Our legal fees are paid only after we have successfully resolved your compensation claim by winning your case at trial or negotiating an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf.


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