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)