New Beginnings

The John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County serves as the public referral hospital for the six million residents of Cook County. We proudly stand as one of the last remaining public hospitals living a century old mission of providing a comprehensive program of quality healthcare to all residents of Cook County regardless of their ability to pay.

Our new state of the art hospital opened in December 2002. The new hospital contains 470 beds including:

  • 228 Medical/Surgical Beds
  • 80 ICU Beds
  • 58 Neonatal ICU Beds
  • 40 Pediatric Beds
  • 40 Ob/Gyne Beds
  • 25 ED Observation Beds
  • All patients and staff benefit from the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.

  • Electronic Medical Record and Physician Order Entry: 24/7 Access to patient medical records.
  • Digital Radiology: PACS work stations on all floors for viewing radiology studies from hospitals 4 CT and 3 MR scanners.
  • Wireless technology: Computers on wheels and microcellular phones improve communication and patient flow throughout the hospital.
  • The John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Rush University Medical Center, the University of Illinois Medical Center, and the Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Hospital from one of the largest medical complex in the world.  Immediately west to Chicago’s University Village and Little Italy neighborhoods, residents can live just a few blocks away in a vibrant, friendly and safe Chicago community!

    The Old Lady of Harrison Street

    The “Old Cook County Hospital” opened in 1914 as a 2000 bed hospital. Millions of patients received quality health care within her walls. And thousands of physicians received the training of a lifetime thanks to the amazing pathology brought to her doors. The beautiful marble and granite of this historic landmark of Chicago Architecture is currently enjoying a facelift and renovation to medical offices.

    Our Location

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    Here is a street view shot of the hospital

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