Skokie Hospital Northshore Universiry Healthsystem Ratings & Violations
Skokie Hospital Northshore University HealthSystem is a 195-bed hospital located in Cook County, Illinois at:
9600 Gross Point Road
Skokie IL 60076
Services and care provided by the hospital include:
- Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) care
- Community-acquired pneumonia
- Heart failure
- Surgical infection prevention
- Orthopedic care
- Family medicine
- Internal medicine
- Emergency services
- Women's health
- Anticoagulation clinic
- Rehabilitation services
The state of Illinois provides specific state designations to hospitals that meet specific standards and protocols of providing care. Skokie Hospital Northshore University HealthSystem has the following designations:
- Trauma Center II – The hospital's Emergency Medical Service works in coordination with the Illinois trauma system. As a Level II Center, the facility “must provide all essential services in-house 24 hours a day and must have a helicopter landing capacity.” The facility is one of 60 trauma centers in the state that meets the specific criteria under the law.
- Magnet Recognition – The American Nurses Association, under their American Nurses Credentialing Center, has recognized the facility for their “excellence and nursing practicing quality patient care.” The hospital has been recognized for its “strong nursing leadership” and effective communication and decision-making processes.
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics – Skokie Hospital Northshore University HealthSystem has been recognized by the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) for providing essential resources to seriously injured and ill children. The facility provides professionals that have been specially trained in handling pediatric critical care and emergency care and follow-up treatment protocols for abused children. Young patients also have immediate access to crucial pediatric medications, supplies, and equipment.
According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Skokie Hospital Northshore University HealthSystem reported the following medical errors which may be of concern to patients and their families.
Health Care-Associated Infections
- Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical/Surgical ICU (1/1/18 to 12/31/18) with 0 reported infections for 1215 central-line days
- Risk-adjusted Postoperative lung embolism or deep vein thrombosis (DVT clotting) (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 37 out of 2,480 patients
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 5 out of 7,064 patients
- Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 4 out of 2,490 patients
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Skokie Hospital Northshore University HealthSystem
$5,511,566 Verdict; Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuit
This dispute involved a young man in his middle forties. He worked as an electrical engineer and needed surgery when he injured his knee. He dislocated it in a work accident. The operation was to take place at Skokie Hospital. He arrived at that facility and was admitted by the staff. However, things took a turn for the worse quickly. Nurses started to intubate him so that he would receive oxygen during the operation. Yet, right at the point, he suffered a pulmonary embolism. That embolism arose in his leg and made its way to the man’s lungs where it lodged took hold of him. That took his life despite the best efforts of the staff at Skokie Hospital. This case was brought after these tragic events. The man’s estate argued that the facility doctors and nurses should have better kept noted the man’s risk factors when treating him. Had they done this they argued, the defendants might have detected and prevented the embolism from taking the man’s life. Several of the most prominent and critical risk factors included his weight, age, and immobility. The plaintiffs also complained that the defendants (doctors, hospital, etc.) did not even do the most basic of intake analysis before the procedure. The defense denied all of these points and maintained that there was no way they could have imagined this would have occurred. A jury disagreed and awarded the plaintiffs over $5 million for past lost wages ($438,901), future lost wages ($1,072,665), lost society ($2,000,000), and pain and sorrow ($2,000,000).
Skokie, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
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