Hospital ratings are a valuable measure for assessing the quality of patient care you can expect to get for you or your family. When deciding on a hospital stay at a medical care facility for yourself or a relative, it’s crucial to take the hospital ratings into account and how a hospital performs overall and with the specific care you need. You want to be the most informed when making such important decisions regarding your healthcare or the healthcare of a loved one.
In this blog series on hospital scores and ratings, we have compiled info from the U.S. News and World Reports and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The purpose of this series is to provide you with an overview of the ratings for hospitals in and around Chicago and throughout Illinois. We also provide information on what to do if you suspect medical malpractice. This article focuses on Springfield Memorial Hospital (Memorial Medical Center).
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An Overview of Springfield Memorial Hospital (Memorial Medical Center)
Springfield Memorial Hospital is a 500-bed nonprofit hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Featuring a Level I trauma center, its emergency department treats over 65,000 patients per year. Springfield Memorial Hospital’s contact information is:
U.S. News & World Report Rankings for Springfield Memorial Hospital (Memorial Medical Center)
Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL is rated high performing in 8 adult procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. It is a teaching hospital. The overall patient experience is 3 out of 5 stars.
Illinois Ranking: 24
Recognized in West Central Illinois
IDPH Report Card for Hospitals
The Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Healthcare website offers information and ratings on the quality of care provided by hospitals, as evaluated by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). They provide information about:
Hospital-acquired illnesses continue to be a common issue, despite the efforts of hospitals in reducing unsafe practices and minimize the risk of infection. If a person gets sick because hospital staff at a facility didn’t follow proper sanitation or made mistakes during surgery, the facility can be held legally accountable for their actions. This may include surgical site infections, life threatening bloodstream infections, or another type of infection developed by a patient due to unsafe practices. The CDC identified the following infections detected at Springfield Memorial Hospital (Memorial Medical Center):
One patient suffered a central line associated bloodstream infection in the adult medical/surgical ICU in 2019.
Six patients suffered surgical site infections associated with total knee replacement surgery in 2018.
Two patients suffered surgical site infections associated with coronary artery bypass graft surgery in 2018.
Eleven patients were diagnosed with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections in 2019.
One hundred thirty-three patients were diagnosed with clostridium difficile infections in 2019.
Illinois Department of Public Health Patient Safety Info
According to the Illinois Department of Health, 2% of patients who developed a blood clot while in the hospital at Springfield Memorial Hospital did not get treatment that could have prevented it. Additionally, the mortality rates for inpatient bypass graft deaths, inpatient heart attack deaths, pneumonia, stroke, and congestive heart failure was statistically significantly worse than the stat average.
Medical Malpractice Recoveries Against Springfield Memorial Hospital (Memorial Medical Center)
Reviewing past medical malpractice recoveries against a physician or hospital is another way to find out more about the quality of healthcare you may receive. Common forms of medical malpractice can include:
Failure to diagnose
Medical neglect and misdiagnosis
Failure to monitor
What to Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice at Springfield Memorial Hospital, it is important to seek the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our team will review your case and determine whether negligence was involved in your situation. We can represent your interests during settlement negotiations or take your case all the way through trial if necessary. Contact us today for a free consultation.
How to Find Out If Your Doctor Has Been Disciplined
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) website has a database of all the licensed doctors in Illinois. You can use this to look up your doctor’s license and see if they have been disciplined by the Illinois regulatory agency.
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 against physicians 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
You can also find out more information about your doctor and verify their certification on the website of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers Now
If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice, don’t wait. Contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help get you the compensation you deserve. We can review your case and determine whether negligence or other factors were involved, and work with you throughout the legal process to ensure that your interests are protected.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers, we understand the complexities of medical malpractice cases. Our experienced attorneys will review your case and determine whether negligence was involved in your situation. We are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve for any injury that may have been caused by medical malpractice.