Silver Cross Hospital is a 296-bed facility providing acute care medical services to residents of New Lenox and Will County, Illinois. The hospital is located at:
1900 Silver Cross Blvd.
New Lenox, IL 60451
The more than 400 specialty and primary care physicians provide medical services at the hospital to treat numerous emergencies, conditions and maladies that include:
- Emergency care
- Digestive diseases
- Knee replacement surgeries
- Women’s health
- Weight loss surgery
- Sleep disorders
- Infectious diseases
- Pediatric neurology
- many others
The hospital also provides primary care including family practice, pediatrics and internal medicine.
When rated against other medical facilities, hospitals and health care centers in the U.S., Silver Cross Hospital maintains an overall “B+” score. This score ranks the facility in the 62nd percentile among all hospitals nationwide. The statistical measurements are based on doctor communication with patients, emergency department critical-care, patient length of stay, and all adverse events that could be associated with medical malpractice.
However, the facility falls short in incoming patient flow, which ranks in the 23rd percentile. This ranking measures the efficiency of medical staff at the hospital and indicates how every patient is initially seen and evaluated.
Illinois State Designations
The state of Illinois recognizes specific designations of hospitals and medical centers that have qualified to provide specialty care to the local community. Currently, Silver Cross Hospital maintains two Illinois state designations including:
Silver Cross Hospital maintains a Perinatal II+ designation. This means it is a health care facility that provides extended capabilities to cover neonatal requirements involving complex care to newborns and extensive intermediate level of care to new mothers and pregnant women. However, the facility does not maintain a neonatal intensive care nursery but instead provides special care nursery services covered by a certified neonatologist.Trauma Center II
The Level II trauma center provides all essential medical services in-house at all times and other services within 60 minutes seven days a week. Because it is a trauma center, the medical director serves as the hospital’s trauma surgeon. The facility also provides subspecialty care including advanced surgical services, emergency medicines, intensive care, radiology and anesthesiology.
Every hospital and medical center in Illinois must follow mandated participation in programs designed to greatly diminish the potential hazards of developing infections during hospital stays. When the facility follows proven protocols, guidelines and procedures, the medical staff can eliminate or minimize the post-surgery or post-procedure patient’s potential risk of a serious life-threatening infection. The most recent information on facility-acquired infections reported to have happened at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox include:
- CDI and MRSA Bloodstream Infections Onset Incident Rates Occurring between 01/01/2014 and 12/31/2014:
- Facility MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Onset Incident Rate -- 1 infection incident out of 81,985 patient days
- Healthcare Facility CDI (Clostridium Difficile Infections) Onset Incident Rate -- 34 infection incidents out of 75,510 patient days
Patient Safety Concerns
The Illinois Department of Public Health maintains discharge data submitted by hospitals. This information is used as an indicator to determine high risk locations with adverse complications and events in medical facilities and hospitals statewide. Currently, there are numerous patient safety concerns involving Silver Cross Hospital. The accumulated data was collected between 10/01/2013 and 12/30/2014 that includes:
- Unexpected Death – 1 unexpected death out of 4207 patients
- Abdominal Wall Surgery Wound Complication – 1 incident out of 672 patients
- Accidental Laceration and Puncture – 16 incidents out of 14,915 patients
- Postoperative Hematomas or Hemorrhages – 11 incidents out of 3478 patients
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung – 3 incidents out of 14,489 patients
New Lenox, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, are suffering harm or damages after being admitted to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, your injuries might be the result of medical errors or medical malpractice. The reputable personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC specialize in medical malpractice cases. Our law firm can ensure your rights are protected, serve as your legal advocate, help you obtain financial compensation and assist you in seeking justice for your damages. We accept all personal injury cases including medical malpractice lawsuits and personal injury claims on contingency. We encourage you to call our law offices today to discuss the merits of your claim.