Cook County Health is proud to announce that John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high performing organization for gastroenterology and GI surgery, heart failure, and neurology and neurosurgery.

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 honored for John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO of Cook County Health. “This is acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of our employees and reaffirms our commitment to the historic mission of this organization.”

Cook County Health is one of the largest public health systems in the nation. The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year.