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Swedish Covenant Hospital Malpractice Attorneys

Swedish Covenant HospitalThe Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are committed to providing information about patient safety at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Our law firm believes that the more information you and your family has about medical facilities enables you to make more informed decisions. Below you will find information on Swedish Covenant Hospital obtained via public records.

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The Swedish Covenant Hospital is a 312-bed medical center providing care and services to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

Swedish Covenant Hospital
5145 North California
Chicago, IL 60625

http://swedishcovenant.org/

This is Cook County hospital provides diverse medical specialties and services to the Chicago metropolitan area that include:

  • Cancer care
  • Sports medicine care
  • Pulmonary services
  • Primary care
  • Emergency medical services
  • Diabetes care
  • Pain management
  • Women's health services
  • Surgery procedures
  • Stroke services
  • Neurosurgery
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Childbirth
  • Immediate care
  • Cardiac care
  • Physical therapies
  • Rehabilitation
  • Vascular services
  • Orthopedic services
  • Mental health services
  • Back health
  • Integrative therapy
  • Palliative care
  • Interpretive services
  • Social services

Additionally, the hospital also supports in-house Institute, departments in centers that include:

  • Breastfeeding clinic
  • Lymph Reservation Center
  • Wound care
  • Swedish Skin Institute
  • Heart and Lung Center
  • Family Birthing Center
  • Diabetes Community Center
  • Center for advanced therapy
  • Chicago Brain & Spine Institute

Illinois State Designations

Currently, Little Company of Mary Hospital maintains the following designations:

  • Perinatal II
  • Magnet Recognition
  • Primary Stroke Center

Patient Safety

Both the federal government and the state of Illinois routinely monitor every medical center and hospital statewide to identify serious patient concerns and take appropriate action when necessary. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) and other agencies, Swedish Covenant Hospital reported the following medical errors that may be of concern to patients and their families.

Healthcare-Associated Infections

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical/Surgical ICU for 2016 with two reported infections for 1456 central-line days

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA for 2016 with two reported Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection over 67,140 patient days

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2016 with 30 reported facility-acquired highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 61,844 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Unexpected Deaths (2015) – Two deaths out of 3208 patients.

  • Risk-adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (2015) 11 of 2408 patients.

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 11 out of 10,133 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistic is significantly worse in the state average.

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) four of 826 patients.

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) four of 2207 patients.

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 18.4% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is substantially higher than the national average (16.9%) and Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 13.8% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is significantly lower than the national average (15.9%) and Illinois average (15.98%).

  • Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 23.1% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge. This statistical rate is significantly higher than the national average (21.6%) and Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 9.6% of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is significantly lower than the national average (11.9%) and Illinois average (11.67%).

  • Heart Attack Patient Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 16.9% of all patients treated at the hospital for heart attack were readmitted to the facility 30 days after discharge for retreatment. The statistical percent is slightly higher than the national average (16.3%) and Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 12.4% of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is identical to the national average (13.6%) and slightly lower than the Illinois average (13.32 percent).

  • Hip Fracture-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – One patient of 102 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 11.8 per 1000 patients is nearly one half of the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 14 of 316 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 28.64 per 1000 patients is substantially lower than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 18 out of 296 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 41.45 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

  • Inpatient Bypass Graft Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – one of 101 patients died of bypass graft procedures. This risk-adjusted rate of 7.93 per 1000 is nearly half the Illinois State average of 14.81.

Maternal Safety and Utilization

  • Obstetric Trauma – Instrument-assisted Vaginal Delivery for 2015 – Six of 70 patients. This risk-adjusted rate of 85.71 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois State average of 106.89 per 1000.

  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal Delivery without Instrument for 2015 – 28 of 1469 patients. This risk-adjusted rate of 19.06 per 1000 patients is more than double the 13.83 per 1000 state average.

Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers Prosecuting Cases Involving Swedish Covenant Hospital

If your loved one was a patient at Swedish Covenant Hospital, their injuries might have been caused by medical negligence. The medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal assistance to clients who have suffered injuries by mistakes or errors in any medical settings.

Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss the merits of your compensation claim. Our legal team accepts all personal injury case, wrongful death lawsuit, and medical malpractice claim through contingency fee agreements. This arrangement postpones the payment of legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case through a jury trial or negotiated an out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.

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