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Jarrod Johnson

Chief Operating Officer, Hospital-Based Services

Jarrod Johnson joined Cook County Health in 2017 as the Chief Operating Officer of Hospital-Based Services. He provides administrative leadership over clinical operations, quality and safety, and patient experience at Cook County Health’s central campus, including Stroger Hospital, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and outpatient services.

Prior to joining Cook County Health, he most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Operations for the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York. Mr. Johnson has worked in health care administration since the mid-1990s, working in facilities across the country. His work has been recognized by many national and regional organizations. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration in health care administration from the Howard University School of Business. He has completed Executive Education at the Harvard Business School in Managing Health Care Delivery. Prior to pursuing a career in health care administration, Mr. Johnson played in the National Football League.