St. Joseph’s Hospital is a 70-bed church-affiliated “not-for-profit” facility providing medical cares and services to residents of Breese and Clinton County, Illinois. The Center is located at:
9515 Holy Cross Ln.
Breese, IL 62230
The facility provides a variety of services including emergency care, heart care, specialty clinics, diabetes and nutrition care, cardiac rehabilitation, audiology, surgical services, physical therapy and breast care.
St. Joseph’s Hospital maintains one specific state designation that includes:
- Perinatal I – The state developed the Regionalized Perinatal System to improve pregnancy perinatal outcomes by ensuring that the needs of the patient are met effectively. The program has been successful because it coordinates a combination of ancillary services, nursing care, and medical treatments by focusing on complicated pregnancy risk factors and neonatal procedures considered to be high risk. A level I hospital offers an exceptional level of care to women with an uncomplicated pregnancy. This facility does not provide neonatal intensive care.
Bloodstream Infection Rates
The state of Illinois utilizes the Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) as a summary measurement to determine bloodstream infection rates involving Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium Difficile Infections. The collected data involving St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese for the year 2015 include:
- 2 infections out of 4217 Patient Days – The incident rate of hospital facility-acquired Clostridium difficile infections. This rate is not significantly worse or better than the national average.
Patient Safety Concerns
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) maintains patient safety measurements and collects data on potential and hospital adverse events and complications after procedures and surgeries. Using a Report Card methodology, specific measurements between 01/01/2015 and 12/31/2015 involving St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese included:
- Puncture Wounds – 1.45 per 1000 or 1 of 686 patients – The number of accidental puncture and laceration wounds. This number is identical to the statewide average rate of 1.45 per 1000.
- Post-Operative Respiratory Failure – 20.41 per 1000 or 1 of 58 Patients – The number of postoperative respiratory failure incidents occurring at the facility. This number is not significantly better or worse in the statewide average rate of 8.04 per 1000.
- Birth Trauma – 8.59 per 1000 or 5 of 582 Patients – The number of birth trauma incidents occurring at the facility. This number is significantly worse than the Illinois average of 2.3 per 1000 patients or nearly 4 times state averages.
- Cesarean Section Deliveries – 240.08 per 1000 or 127 of 529 Patients – The number of cesarean section deliveries at the hospital. This number is about even with the state average of 271.88 per thousand patients.
- Primary Cesarean Delivery Rate – 136.16 per 1000 or 61 of 448 Patients – The number of Primary Cesarean Delivery Rates, which is about average with the 152.5 per 1000 statewide numbers.
- Vaginal Birth Rates – 177.78 per 1000 or 16 of 90 Patients – The number of total vaginal birth after cesarean, wishes slightly higher than the statewide 129.1 per 1000 patients average.
- Uncomplicated Vaginal Birth Rates – 185.19 per 1000 or 15 of 81 Patients – The number of uncomplicated vaginal births after a cesarean birth. The statistical number is only slightly higher than the 129.95 per 1000 patient statewide average.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
If you have suffered injury through the negligent action of a doctor, nurse, medical care provider, hospital or facility, you are likely entitled to receive compensation for your damages. But exactly what are the steps to filing and resolving a medical malpractice lawsuit? Specific steps must be taken to ensure you receive an out-of-court settlement or jury award. These include:
- Write Down the Event as You Remember It – As soon as possible, it is crucial to write down exactly what happened and the follow-up that occurred. This might include repeat visits to the hospital, doctors’ appointments, phone calls made to the medical team, lost wages or anything else associated with your injury.
- Maintain Evidence – Specific factors of your injury are important. Preserving physical evidence is crucial to your case. If possible, seek advice from other doctors to determine the level of your injury caused by a medication error, medical mistake, defective device or another factor that led to your harm.
- Speak with an Attorney – Many individuals never follow-up on a medical malpractice case because they believe it will be too costly to hire a lawyer. However, personal injury law firms that specialize in medical malpractice cases typically work on contingency, meaning no upfront payments are required. Their fees are paid only after the case has been settled out-of-court or the jury has awarded the victim in a lawsuit trial. A skilled attorney can mean the difference between success and failure in obtaining the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.
Breese Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If your family believes that your loved one suffered injury or harm while a patient and St. Joseph’s Hospital, contact the law firm of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Our skillful Breese medical malpractice attorneys have successfully resolved numerous financial claims for compensation for victims of neglect.
We urge you to contact our Clinton County medical malpractice law firm at (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your appointment. Speak with one of our reputable malpractice attorneys in a free, comprehensive recompense claim consultation. No upfront fees are required because we accept all wrongful death lawsuits and medical malpractice cases through contingency fee arrangements.