CHICAGO– Cook County Health is proud to announce that John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing organization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, heart attack, kidney failure, and pneumonia.  

“We are proud to be recognized as a high-performing hospital in caring for several health conditions that disproportionately impact communities of color and are exacerbated by multifaceted social risk factors of health. Being honored for our care in these key areas reinforces our mission of ensuring equitable and accessible health care for all,” said Israel Rocha, Jr., CEO of Cook County Health. “I also want to thank our entire care team for their tremendous work. This recognition is a testament to the dedication, expertise, and compassion that they put forth every day.”    

U.S. News & World Report’s annual procedures & conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for complex health conditions or elective procedures. Ratings are based on several factors, including patient outcomes, patient safety, nurse staffing and more.   

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 and has nearly one million patient visits each year.