Wabash General Hospital is a ‘not for profit’ medical center providing cares and services to residents of Mount Carmel and Wabash County, Illinois. The 25-certified-bed facility is located at:
1418 College Dr.
Mount, IL 62863
Along with providing emergency care services to residents of Wabash County, this facility also offers other much-needed services that include:
- Ambulance services
- General surgery
- Sleep study
- Respiratory care
- Primary care
- Laboratory testing
- Case management
- Sports medicine and orthopedics
- Rehabilitation services
- Respiratory care
- Monitored care unit
- Swing bed
Comparing this facility to other medical centers and hospitals throughout the U.S., Wabash General Hospital maintains an overall “B+” score, ranking it in the 68th percentile. According to Analytics MD, the facility ranking was calculated using publicly available data that includes patient satisfaction, patient flow, staff responsiveness, nurse/patient communication, and reported complications. Low percentile scores might indicate a high number of medical errors, mistakes and malpractice negligence happening at the hospital.
The level of urgent and emergency care the hospital provides is crucial to the health and well-being of the community. Publicly available data can be used as a comparison tool to evaluate the level of care every emergency department in the community provides. Currently, the percentile rankings for Wabash General Hospital involves:
- Incoming Patient Flow (60th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how patients are evaluated after arriving at the emergency room (ER).
- Discharged Patient Flow (60th percent) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how the medical team treats less sick patients who will receive care and be discharged from the ER.
- Admitted Patient Flow (68th percentile) – This measurement ranks the efficiency of how sicker patients receive treatment from the medical team before being admitted from the ER to the hospital.
- Frustrated Patients (50th percentile) – This measurement reveals the level of frustration that patients feel after receiving care and leaving the emergency department.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (77th percentile) – This measurement reveals the overall patient experience when receiving care in any hospital department.
Patient Safety Concerns
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors patient safety measures about adverse events and in-house complications involving post-procedures and post-surgeries. This data is collected by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and used to determine quality indicators involving the level of care the facility is providing. For 2015, the patient safety concerns for Wabash General Hospital involved:
- Accidental Laceration and Puncture Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 4.84 per 1000 or 1 incident out of 701 patients, which was nearly 3 times the Illinois state average of 1.45 per 1000 patients.
- Postoperative Deep Vein Thrombosis (Clotting) or Lung Embolism Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 2.5 per 1000 or 1 incident out of 293 patients was approximately half of the Illinois state average of 5.62 per 1000 patients.
The IDPH determine that the rates above were not “statistically significantly better or worse than the state average.
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung Rate – This risk-adjusted rate of 4.17 per 1000 or 1 incident out of 687 patients was approximately 20 times the Illinois state average of 0.28 per 1000.
The IDPH determined that this rate is “statistically significantly worse than the state average.
Readmission Rates and Thirty-Day Mortality Rates
A certain percentage of discharged patients will need to be readmitted to the medical center to control an unexpected health complication or because of a failure in transitioning to a nursing home or the family’s house. This data is collected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and posted on their Hospital Compare website.
The site also monitors 30-day mortality rates to see if any adverse outcome involving the death of a patient was related to the quality of care that the facility provided. Between 07/01/2012 and 06/30/2015, the readmission and 30-day mortality rates for Wabash General Hospital involved:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Needed to be Readmitted to the Facility within 30 days after Their Departure – 16.8 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 17.56 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Needed to Be Readmitted to the Hospital within 30 Days after Their Departure – 23.3 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.
- Pneumonia Patient 30 Day Mortality Rate – 17.1 percent, which is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 16.32 percent.
- Heart Failure Patient Rate 30 Day Mortality Rate – 14.4 percent, which is significantly higher than the Illinois state average of 11.83 percent.
Mount Carmel Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one was harmed by medical malpractice while a patient at Wabash General Hospital, you must act quickly by calling the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law office to stop the mistreatment now. Allow our reputable Illinois personal injury attorneys to handle and resolve your compensation case involving medical malpractice that occurred in a long-term care home in Illinois, including filing all the necessary paperwork in the appropriate court located at:
401 Market Street
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863
Circuit Court Clerk Angela K. Crum
We encourage you to contact our reputable Wabash County medical malpractice law office today by calling (888) 424-5757. Speak with one of our representatives to schedule your no-obligation, comprehensive free case evaluation. We accept medical mistake cases on contingency.