Knowing as much as possible about a healthcare facility could be critical to the health and safety of you and your loved ones. That’s why being aware of a hospital’s score, how a hospital performs, and its violations and ratings is so important. In this series, we take data from sources like 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 Vista Medical Center East.
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Vista Medical Center East Overview
Vista Medical Center East is a 228-bed for-profit hospital located in Waukegan. It specializes in both general care as well as specialty surgery. It was given a “D” rating from the not-for-profit hospital grading organization Leapfrog. Vista Medical Center East’s contact information is:
U.S. News & World Report Rankings for Vista Medical Center East
Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, IL is rated high performing in 2 adult procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. They are rated high performing for stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They are rated average for five procedures and conditions including pneumonia, knee replacement, kidney failure, diabetes, and heart failure. They are rated below average for six procedures and conditions including colon cancer surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, hip fracture, hip replacement, and lung cancer surgery. They are also not rated for three procedures including prostate cancer surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, and back surgery (spinal fusion).
National Ranking: Unranked
Illinois Ranking: Unranked
IDPH Report Card for Hospitals
Illinois hospitals and medical centers are ranked by the IDPH based on their performance in the Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Health Care site. With this valuable information, patients and families can compare quality of care and treatment between different facilities. You can research important topics like:
Infections are a prevalent yet oftentimes preventable issue at hospitals. If an infection was caused by unsanitary hospital conditions or surgical procedures, the hospital may be liable for medical malpractice. The CDC identified the following infections detected at Vista Medical Center East:
One patient suffered a central line associated bloodstream infection in the adult medical/surgical ICU in 2019.
One patient suffered a surgical site infection associated with a coronary artery bypass graft surgery in 2019.
One patient was diagnosed with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus blood stream infection in 2019.
Five 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, Vista Medical Center East experienced a statistically significantly higher rate of heart attack deaths and of postoperative lung embolism or deep vein thrombosis. Only 38% of patients would “definitely recommend” the hospital to friends and family.
Medical Malpractice Recoveries Against Vista Medical Center East
A telling way to see if a hospital is held in high regard by both patients and staff is the number of medical malpractice cases that have been filed against them. Vista Medical Center East has compensated victims of medical malpractice. Records show several notable settlements and verdicts.
$790,860 after a patient sustained a head injury when she fell off of operating table.
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 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 you suspect medical malpractice, call our offices to discuss your situation.
What to Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice
If you think you were victims of medical malpractice, time is of the essence to contact a personal injury attorney. The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers has experience in helping people who suspect they were wronged by getting them the just compensation for their injuries or losses. With our attorneys having extensive knowledge in this topic, we will be able evaluate your case and provide guidance on what steps to take next. Pick up the phone now and call us for a free consultation, there’s no obligation.
How to Find Out if Your Vista Medical Center East 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
The American Board of Medical Specialties offers a way to check whether your doctor or other healthcare provider is certified on their website.
Contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers
If you suspect medical malpractice at Vista Medical Center East, contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers today. Our Waukegan personal injury lawyers have the experience to evaluate your case and determine what steps can be taken next. Our team is available for free consultations with no obligation. If you need help in a medical malpractice case, call us now. We are ready to help.