Hospital ratings are one way to compare hospitals. However, they don’t tell the whole story. Ratings provide a general sense of a hospital’s quality, but they don’t take into account each person’s individual situation. When you’re looking for a hospital, consider:
How far away it is
The type of hospital it is (for example, whether it’s a teaching hospital)
Your insurance coverage
Your doctors’ affiliation with the facility
Your personal preferences
What the Ratings Mean
Hospital ratings can be confusing. The different rating systems use different methods to measure quality. And the ratings don’t always agree. One hospital might have a high rating from one system and a lower rating from another. Hospital rankings usually look at a combination of patient satisfaction surveys, infection rates, complication rates, readmission rates, as well as a variety of other statistics.
We’ve compiled information from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) as well as the U.S. News & World Report to give you an overview of hospital ratings and violations throughout northern Illinois. In this article, we are covering Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, IL.
Advocate Sherman Hospital is a 255 bed not for profit general hospital in Elgin. Recently, its permit to build a $12.7 million surgical center was rescinded due to repeated implementation delays by Advocate Sherman.
U.S. News & World Report Rankings for Advocate Sherman Hospital
The U.S. News & World Report provides rankings for hospitals across the United States using information from nearly 5,000 facilities. They compare a hospital’s performance in specialties including neurology, cardiology, and more. Hospitals that receive a national ranking in a specialty are considered to be the best at caring for patients with these conditions.
Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, IL is a general medical and surgical hospital that is rated high performing in 3 adult specialties and 6 procedures and conditions. It received three out of five stars in the patient experience satisfaction survey.
National Ranking: Unranked
Illinois Ranking: Unranked
Chicago Ranking: Unranked
IDPH Report Card for Hospitals
The IDPH ranks Illinois hospitals based on performance in the Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Health Care site. The information on this site allows patients to compare hospitals and learn about their quality of care. On the site, you can research:
the cost and types of services provided,
information about patient safety,
hospital staffing information,
consumer satisfaction survey ratings, and
information about Illinois consumer protection laws.
Illinois Department of Public Health Patient Safety Info
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the rate of postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma at Advocate Sherman Hospital was statistically significantly worse than the Illinois state average.
The 30-day mortality rate for pneumonia patients was 12.8%, while the mortality rate for heart attack patients was 12.8%.
Medical Malpractice Recoveries Against Advocate Sherman Hospital
Advocate Sherman Hospital has compensated victims of medical malpractice. Records show several notable settlements and verdicts. Here are some examples:
$19 million for a baby born with spastic cerebral palsy and major seizure disorder due to complications during birth. The mother was initially sent home but later went into labor for several hours before anomalies were finally discovered on fetal heart monitors. The delay in treatment led to a sharp drop in the baby’s brain oxygen levels, causing his injuries.
$3 million for baby born with significant physical and developmental disabilities when her treaters failed to discover intrapartum birth asphyxia despite clear evidence of abnormalities on fetal monitoring strips.
If something similar has happened to you, get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer today. Common types of medical malpractice can include:
failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
failure to treat or delayed treatment
Types of Compensation Available in Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice cases can be very complex, and it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side. If you or a loved one has been injured by medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for:
pain and suffering
loss of income or earning potential
loss of quality of life
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact a medical malpractice lawyer today to discuss your case.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.
How to Find Out if Your Advocate Sherman Doctor Has Been Disciplined
The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) site allows you search for licensing information about Illinois doctors and healthcare professionals. This will tell you if your doctor is in good standing with the State of Illinois. Search for information by:
Select “Medical Board” under the License Type dropdown menu
Enter your doctor’s first and last name
Press “Detail” button next to your doctor’s name to see details
If your doctor has been disciplined by the IDFPR, it will appear under the Disciplinary Actions section. There are many types of disciplinary action that may appear including: a reprimand; probation; suspension; summary or temporary suspension; revocation; refuse to renew; relinquished, surrendered, or permanent inactive; or fines.
We understand how stressful and overwhelming it can be if you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice. You may not know where to turn or what to do next. One thing that can put your mind at ease is to contact an experienced Elgin, IL medical malpractice law firm to discuss your case.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice by a doctor or other medical staff at Advocate Sherman Hospital, there are a few things you can do:
1. Request copies of your medical records from the hospital. You will need these to support your claim.
2. Speak with a medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your case and determine if you have a valid claim.
3. File a complaint with the Illinois Department of Public Health against the hospital.
4. File a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital.
Do I have a Case?
The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at They Kryder Law Group can help you determine if you have a case. We will review your medical records and speak with expert witnesses to build a strong case on your behalf. If you or a loved one has been injured by medical negligence, contact us today for a free consultation.
Call for a Free Consultation with an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured by medical negligence, contact The Kryder Law Group today for a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options.
What You Get When You Call
When you call, you can expect:
A free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney
A review of your case by a team of experienced lawyers
An honest assessment of your legal options
A chance to have all your questions and concerns answered
What You Get When You Hire Us
When you hire us, you will get:
Aggressive representation to get the compensation you deserve.
A team of experienced lawyers and staff working on your behalf.
Payment options that work for you – we work on a contingency fee basis, so we don’t get paid unless you win.
The Kryder Law Group has a long track record of success representing seriously injured accident victims, including multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. We understand the complex nature of these cases and we know what it takes to win. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you.