23 Illinois hospitals penalized for infection rates, injuries

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CHICAGO — Twenty-three hospitals in Illinois will be penalized for high rates of infection and injuries.

The hospitals will lose 1 percent of their Medicare reimbursements.

The Illinois Hospital Association estimates it will cost $12 million.

According to the Chicago Tribune, hospitals were rated on a score of 1 to 10, with 10 being the worst. Any hospital that scored higher than 6.75 will be penalized. Excluded were critical access hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals and units, long-term care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and units, children’s hospitals and certain cancer hospitals.

The Illinois hospitals that will be penalized, and their scores, are:

  • Little Company of Mary (9.25)
  • Richland Memorial (9)
  • OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center (9)
  • Northwestern Memorial (8.75)
  • St. Mary’s Hospital (8.5)
  • Edward Hospital (8.5)
  • Carle Foundation (8.25)
  • Northwest Community (8.25)
  • Decatur Memorial (8)
  • Provident Hospital of Chicago (8)
  • Northwestern Lake Forest (7.75)
  • Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (7.75)
  • MacNeal (7.5)
  • OSF St. Francis Medical Center (7.5)
  • Franciscan St. James Health (7.5)
  • Passavant Area (7.375)
  • Louis A. Weiss Memorial (7.25)
  • Midwestern Regional (7.25)
  • St. Bernard (7.25)
  • St. Elizabeth’s (7.25)
  • Mt. Sinai (7)
  • Palos Community (7)
  • Vista Medical Center East (7)

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