Union County Hospital is a 47-certified-bed facility providing services and cares for residents of Anna and Union County, Illinois. The ‘for profit’ Medical Center is located at:
517 N. Main St.
Anna, IL 62906
Along with providing emergent and urgent care to the local community, Union County Hospital offers other much-needed services that include:
- Cardiac care
- Wound care
- Diagnostic imaging
- Sleep disorder care
- Rehabilitation services
- Respiratory and pulmonary care
- Convenient care clinic
- Chest pain center
Analytics MD provides a comparison analysis of this facility to other U.S. hospitals and medical centers. Currently, Union County Hospital maintains an overall “B-” score, ranking it in the 45th percentile. The ranking is calculated using publicly available information that includes staff responsiveness, emergency care, patient length of stay, patient flow, nurse/physician/patient communication, overall patient satisfaction and reported complications. A median to low score might indicate a high percentage of medical mistakes and errors that occur at the hospital.
The level of urgent and emergency care the hospital provides is crucial to the local community. Any delay in treatment could have catastrophic consequences to the patient. As an example, the doctor could misdiagnose the problem, failed to treat the problem appropriately or send the patient home who should have been admitted to the hospital for ongoing or follow-up care, treatment or surgery. Publicly available data helps patients determine the level of care their emergency room provides. Currently, Union County Hospital percentile rankings involving the emergency department include:
- Incoming Patient Flow (34th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team evaluates a patient who just arrived at the emergency room.
- Discharged Patient Flow (26th percentile) – This low measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team provides treatment to less sick patients who will receive care and then be discharged from the emergency room.
- Admitted Patient Flow (37th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team provides treatment and care to sicker patients who will need to be admitted into the facility from the emergency room.
- Frustrated Patients (52nd percentile) – This measurement ranks the level of frustration that patients experience when receiving care and then leaving the emergency room.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (53rd percentile) – This measurement ranks the overall patient experience when receiving cares and services in every department in the hospital.
The Hospital Compare website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) monitors readmission and patient mortality rates. The readmission rate helps determine whether the facilities providing the highest level of care to prevent unexpected medical complications, provide education to patients during their discharge from the hospital or ensure that the patient can make a simple transition into a nursing facility or return home.
The government monitors 30-day mortality rate at hospitals nationwide to determine if the adverse outcome of the patient dying as a potential link to the quality of health care the patient received. Between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015, the readmission rates and 30-day mortality rate for Union County Hospital involved:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Needed to Be Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days after Their Discharge – 16.4 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 17.56 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Required Readmittance to the Facility within 30 Days after the Discharge – 23.4 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.
- Pneumonia patients who died within 30 days after Being Admitted to the Facility – 15.6 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 16.32 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Died within 30 Days after Being Admitted to the Facility – 13 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 11.83 percent.
- Pneumonia Patient Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 45.23 per 1000 or 1 incident out of 52 patients is nearly double the Illinois state average of 23.48 per 1000. However, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) determined that this rate is “not statistically significantly better or worse than the state average.
If you suspect your loved one was harmed by medical malpractice while a patient at Union County Hospital, you must act quickly by calling the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law office to stop the mistreatment now. Allow our reputable Anna attorneys to handle and resolve your compensation case involving medical malpractice that occurred in a Illinois hospital or medical center.
Let our medical mistake attorneys and it every aspect of your claim for compensation including filing all the necessary document and paperwork in the appropriate courthouse. In Union County, the courthouse is located at:
Circuit Court Clerk Tiffany Busby
309 West Market Street, Room 101
Jonesboro, Illinois 62952
Our law firm provides extensive case evaluations at no charge. There is no obligation to discuss the merits of your claim for compensation. Call our Union County Medical Malpractice law offices today at (888) 424-5757. Our law firm accepts every medical malpractice compensation claim and wrongful death lawsuits through contingency fee agreements. This means our fees are paid only after we have successfully negotiated your out-of-court settlement or resolved the case in front of a judge and jury at trial.