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Illinois Hospital Report Card

and Consumer Guide to Health Care

Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital

Services - All

Patients, Median Length of Stay, and Median Charge

This section shows the number of patients visiting this facility for certain conditions or procedures. IDPH used discharge data provided by the hospitals to calculate the length of stay and charge. Your length of stay and billable amount may vary greatly; always consult your physician or patient advocate.

Per Section 4-4 of the Illinois Health Finance Reform Act, hospitals "shall make available to prospective patients information on the normal charge incurred for any procedure or operation the prospective patient is considering”. Hospitals are required to post established charges for services. Several other Illinois laws promote fair and reasonable billing practices amongst hospitals, including the Fair Patient Billing Act and the Uninsured Patient Discount Act.

All measures below are calculated for all patients unless otherwise specified.

Major Diagnosis

Emergency Department services

Emergency Departments (EDs) play a vital role in the health care of our nation, providing care for patients with emergent health needs and meeting the sudden demands of natural disasters, trauma, and public health emergencies. While visits to Emergency Departments have grown over the last several decades, timely and effective care is essential to ensure quality patient outcomes. Delays in treatment can put patients at risk and cause undue harm. This section provides information about wait time to be seen in the Emergency Department. This data comes from


Emergency Departments sometimes put incoming ambulance traffic on “bypass”, diverting the traffic to other local Emergency Departments. This may be an indication of how effectively a hospital manages its internal work flow, or it can be related to major events such as power outages, large scale accidents or natural disasters, etc. Not all Emergency Departments experience the need for “bypass” initiation. Left AMA is sourced from Discharge Data, and both bypass measures are sourced from Emergency Medical Services and reported by individual hospitals.


Emergency Department Utilization

This section gives information about Emergency Department utilization. It shows the total number of patients seen in the Emergency Department, including those that were admitted as hospital inpatients and those that were treated as outpatients. A high volume may indicate a lack of primary care availability in the service area.