Knowing about a hospital’s quality of care can help ensure that you or your loved one receives the best possible treatment. Using all the information available to you to help you make the most informed decision about your healthcare can be critical in finding the best facility for your medical needs.
In this blog series, we have compiled hospital rankings and information from US News and World Reports and the Illinois Department of Public Health to bring you an informative picture of how hospitals and healthcare centers all around Illinois are doing, what their ratings are, and any violations they may have. The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers can help you need if you think you may be the victim of medical malpractice. This article focuses on MercyHealth (Javon Bea) Hospital.
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MercyHealth (Javon Bea) Hospital Overview
MercyHealth Hospital, also known as Javon Bea Hospital, is a multi-campus hospital located in Rockford, Illinois. Its Rockton Avenue and Riverside Boulevard campus contact information are:
U.S. News & World Report Rankings for MercyHealth (Javon Bea) Hospital
MercyHealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue in Rockford, IL is rated high performing in 4 adult procedures and conditions including heart failure, kidney failure, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They are also rated average for 13 procedures and conditions and not rated for 2 others. It is a general medical and surgical facility. Their overall patient experience rating is 3 out of 5 stars. The evaluation of MercyHealth Hospital – Rockton Avenue also includes data from MercyHealth Javon Bea Hospital – Riverside Campus.
National Ranking: Unranked
Illinois Ranking: Unranked
IDPH Report Card for Hospitals
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors hospitals and healthcare facilities in order to ensure treatment quality, patient safety, and patient satisfaction. This info is available on the Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Healthcare website. By leveraging the information taken from these insights, patients and their families can make sound decisions on which medical facilities provide them with the best level of care. You have access to essential information like:
medical and surgical services that may be provided,
Regrettably, hospital-acquired infections are a frequent occurrence and preventable. If an individual contracts an illness due to the medical organization’s lack of sanitization measures or erroneous surgical techniques, then they may be held accountable for their careless behavior. The CDC identified the following infections detected at MercyHealth (Javon Bea) Hospital:
One patient suffered a central line associated bloodstream infection in the adult medical/surgical ICU in 2019.
One patient suffered a central line associated bloodstream infection in the pediatric medical/surgical ICU in 2019.
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 infections in 2019.
Among both campuses, eight patients were diagnosed with clostridium difficile infections in 2019.
Illinois Department of Public Health Patient Safety Info
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Javon Bea Hospital Rockton patients suffered statistically significantly higher rates of postoperative lung embolism or deep vein thrombosis (clotting), while Javon Bea Hospital Riverside patients experienced statistically significant high rates of accidental punctures and lacerations as well as fatal strokes.
Medical Malpractice Recoveries Against MercyHealth (Javon Bea) Hospital
Common forms of medical malpractice can include:
Failure to diagnose
Medical neglect and misdiagnosis
Failure to monitor
Medical malpractice claims normally involve complex medical issues and require thorough review. If something similar has happened to you or a loved one, you should consider having an attorney review your case. If you suspect medical malpractice, call our office to discuss your situation.
What to Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice, whether in an emergency room, nursing home, or while being treated in a hospital, it is important that you take action right away. The Kryder Law Group, LLC and our experienced personal injury lawyers are available to help protect your legal rights and seek the justice you may deserve. We have successfully represented numerous clients in a variety of medical malpractice claims and will work tirelessly for you to get a fair result. Contact us today for a free consultation so that we can discuss your case in detail.
How to Search IDFPR License Info to Find Out If Your Doctor Has Been Disciplined
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) maintains 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 different types of discipline actions that may appear in this listing including: 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
To ensure that your healthcare provider is competent and trustworthy, take advantage of the American Board of Medical Specialties’ website. With its convenient verification tool, you can be confident in confirming a doctor’s professional qualifications quickly and efficiently.
Contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers
We understand that navigating the healthcare system can be overwhelming, especially when considering life-altering procedures like surgery. That is why it is important to do research on hospitals before entrusting them with your care and be aware of any hospital violations or ratings that may impact the quality of care you receive.
If you or someone you love has experienced medical malpractice, our team at The Kryder Law Group, LLC can help. Our dedicated personal injury lawyers have experience in handling a variety of cases and are here to offer the support you need during this difficult time. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your situation.