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Swedish American Hospital Ratings & Violations

Swedish American Hospital is a 333-bed non-profit facility providing medical care to residents and visitors in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. The medical center is located at:

  • 1401 E. State Street
  • Rockford, IL 61104
  • (815) 968-4400

The facility is managed by UW Health and is a teaching hospital that hosts a residency program for the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois. Medical services at the hospital are covered by 350+ staff physicians providing 40 specialties and sub-specialties. The outpatient surgery center uses the latest innovative technology to provide premium procedures and services.

National Ranking

When compared to other U.S. hospitals and medical centers, Swedish American Hospital maintains an overall B- score placing it in the 41st percentile. This placement is calculated using publicly available information including patient satisfaction, patient lengths of stay, the quietness of patient rooms, emergency outcomes and any adverse event that could be associated with medical malpractice.

Illinois State Designations

The Swedish American Hospital in Rockford maintains three specific state designations that include:

Perinatal II+

The facility provides Level II perinatal care, meaning it offers specialized care to pregnant women and their newborns known to have a higher risk of medical complications.

Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)

The medical center is recognized as an EDAP facility, meaning the Rockford Swedish American Hospital offers pediatric critical emergency care covered by specially trained medical professionals who use essential pediatric supplies, equipment and medication.

Trauma Center II

As a part of the Illinois Level II trauma system, the Rockford hospital provides some essential trauma emergency services around-the-clock and other services that are readily available.

Facility-Acquired Infections

Illinois medical centers and hospitals are required to follow specific protocols that are known to significantly reduce the potential risk of the patient developing an infection after a procedure or surgery. While it is challenging to eliminate the potential of developing an infection at a hospital or medical center, following effective protocols can significantly lower the risk.

The known infections that were acquired during patient stays at Swedish American Hospital in 2014 include:

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Incidents Occurring between 01/01/2014 and 12/31/2014 include:
    • Infections Developed in the Adult Surgical/Medical Intensive Care Unit – 3 infection incidents out of 1596 central line days.
  • Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Incidents Occurring between 07/01/2013 and 06/30/2014 Include:
    • Infections Developed after Total Knee Replacement Surgery – 1 infection incident out of 385 procedures.
  • MRSA and CDI Bloodstream Infection Incidents between 11/01/2014 and 12/31/2014 Include:
    • MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Onset Incident Rate – 1 infection incident out of 67,320 patient days.
    • CDI (Clostridium difficile infection) Onset Incident Rate – 54 infection incidents out of 60,596 patient days.

Patient Safety Concerns

The safety measures used by the Illinois Department of Public Health outline the potential adverse events and complications that occur at statewide hospitals and medical centers after patients have had a procedure or surgery. The Swedish American Hospital in Rockford has had numerous patient safety concerns noted in data accumulated between 10/01/2013 and 09/30/2014. This includes one foreign body being left in a patient during a procedure. Other current patient safety concerns include:

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure – 6 incidents out of 1532 patients.
  • Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung – 3 incidents out of 10,825 patients.
  • Accidental Laceration or Puncture Wound – 19 incidents out of 11,070 patients.
  • Postoperative Hematomas and Hemorrhages – 32 incidents out of 3124 patients, which is significantly worse compared to averages of other hospitals and medical centers in the state.
Rockford, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you, or a loved one, have been harmed after being admitted to the Swedish American Hospital, your injuries might be the result of medical malpractice, errors or mistakes. The Rockford medical negligence attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can serve as your aggressive advocate to ensure you receive adequate compensation from every party at fault while holding them accountable for their negligence.

We accept personal injury claims, wrongful death lawsuits and medical malpractice cases on contingency. This means our legal services are provided without the need of you paying any upfront fees or retainer. We encourage you to call our law offices today to schedule your free, initial consultation to discuss your case.

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