Hospital ratings indicate the quality of care in a facility and can be used to compare hospitals. Knowing about the ratings of a hospital is an important factor when deciding where to receive medical treatment. The same can be said about knowing if a particular healthcare facility has received any violations. All this information can be good indications of whether a specific hospital is the best choice for yours and your loved one’s medical needs.
In this series, we cite ratings and information from US News and World Reports and the IDPH to bring you an informative picture of how hospitals and healthcare centers all around Chicagoland are performing, what their ratings are, and any violations they may have. The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers can provide you with the help you need if you think medical malpractice has occurred. This article focuses on MacNeal Hospital Berwyn.
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MacNeal Hospital Berwyn Overview
MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed for profit emergency care center located in Berwyn, Illinois. It has been affiliated with Loyola University Chicago since 2018. MacNeal’s contact information is
U.S. News & World Report Rankings for MacNeal Hospital Berwyn
MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL is rated high performing in 2 adult procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. It is a teaching hospital. It is rated high performing in 2 conditions and procedures including stroke and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They are also rated average in 10 other conditions and procedures and below average in 4 others. They are currently not rated in 3 procedures.
National Ranking: Unranked
Illinois Ranking: Unranked
IDPH Report Card for Hospitals
In the state of Illinois, The Department of Public Health evaluates hospitals and healthcare facilities based on their performance in safety, quality, and patient satisfaction. This is visible on both the Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Healthcare website. Thanks to these insights, patients and their loved ones can now measure the quality of care offered at different establishments. You have access to essential information like:
medical and surgical services that may be provided,
Sadly, hospital-acquired infections are a widespread reality – yet entirely avoidable. If a person contracted an infection due to unclean hospital conditions or flawed surgical techniques, the health care facility may be held accountable for medical negligence. The CDC identified the following infections detected at MacNeal Hospital:
One patient suffered a surgical site infection associated with total knee replacement surgery in 2019.
One patient was diagnosed with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus blood stream infection in 2019.
Eleven patients were diagnosed with clostridium difficile infection in 2019.
Illinois Department of Public Health Patient Safety Info
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the heart failure mortality rate at MacNeal Hospital was 11.3%, and 21.5% of heart failure patients who were discharged were readmitted within 30 days. 61% of patients would “definitely recommend” the hospital to friends and family.
Medical Malpractice Recoveries Against MacNeal Hospital Berwyn
Medical malpractice claims provide an accurate reflection of the regard and respect both medical staff and patients have for a hospital. MacNeal Hospital Berwyn has compensated victims of medical malpractice. Records show several notable settlements and verdicts.
$15.5 million for failure to diagnose patient’s placenta percreta, a serious condition during pregnancy and childbirth. As a result, the new mother experienced severe blood loss, causing her to slip into a coma before passing away.
$5 million for wrongful death due to a surgical error during a patient’s gastric bypass surgery. As a result of the error, the patient developed sepsis and passed away.
$1 million for fatal surgical error.
These recoveries represent examples of medical malpractice lawsuits filed against the hospital. If something similar has happened to you or a loved one, you should consider having an attorney review your case. Other types of injuries caused by medical malpractice can include:
Failure to diagnose
Medical neglect and misdiagnosis
Failure to monitor
If you suspect that medical malpractice has occurred, our office is here to assist. Our team of lawyers will assess your situation and provide thorough review of the complex medical issues at hand. Contact us today for more information.
What to Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one has experienced a medical complication due to the negligence of a healthcare provider at MacNeal Hospital Berwyn, contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC today for a free consultation. Our attorneys will review your case and help you recover damages for any losses associated with the medical malpractice incident. We have helped thousands to clients and recovered millions of dollars. Let us put our experience to work for you.
How to Find Out if Your University of Illinois Hospital Doctor Has Been Disciplined
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has a database that consists of all the licensed doctors in Illinois. You can use this resource to look up your doctor’s licensing information and see if they have been disciplined by the state.
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
Examples of Disciplinary Actions You May Find
If your doctor has had disciplinary action taken against them, it will appear under the Disciplinary Actions section of the search. There are many different types of discipline actions that may appear: a reprimand; probation; suspension; summary or temporary suspension; revocation; refuse to renew; relinquished, surrendered, or permanent inactive; or fines.
More Resources to Research Your Doctor
Looking to ensure your healthcare professional is competent and trustworthy? The American Board of Medical Specialties’ user-friendly tool on their website makes it effortless for you to verify a doctor’s credentials.
Contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers
If you think malpractice has occurred, don’t wait to take action. The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers have the experience and resources needed to get you the best results possible for your medical malpractice case. Contact us today for a free consultation and for more information about medical malpractice or your rights as a patient. Our team of experienced lawyers is here to help you understand your legal options and recover damages if medical malpractice has occurred. Get in touch now to learn more.