John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Health was recognized by the 2020-2021 annual U.S. News & World Report survey as a high-performing hospital for Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This is the fourth year in a row for the hospital to be ranked as a high-performing hospital for Heart Failure.

“The rankings reflect our ongoing commitment to excellence, patient safety, patient-centered care and advancing medicine,” said Debra D. Carey, Interim CEO of Cook County Health. “We are proud of the work we have done in treating complex conditions through innovative care.”

U.S. News & World Report annually releases rankings for organizations based on several factors, including outcomes, patient safety, nurse staffing and more. Hospitals are also rated for their performance in treating more commonly occurring conditions and medical procedures.

High-performing organizations rank within the top 10 percent nationally of a given specialty. Hospitals that are high performing are considered significantly better than the national average.

Cook County Health is one of the largest public health systems in the nation. Cook County Health cares for more than 500,000 individuals each year through its health system and its health plan.