Health and Hospital System

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System is the healthcare safety net in Chicago and suburban Cook County. The system is comprised of Provident Hospital on Chicago’s south-side and the Oak Forest Health Center in suburban Oak Forest, along with 16 Ambulatory and Community Health care clinics. The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital serves as the system’s main hospital and is located in the Illinois Medical District on Chicago’s Near West Side. Stroger Hospital is the primary public provider of comprehensive medical services for the people of metropolitan Chicago.

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System is the safety net for health care in Chicago and suburban Cook County. The system is comprised of Provident Hospital on Chicago’s south-side and the Oak Forest Health Center in suburban Oak Forest, along with 16 Ambulatory and Community Health care clinics. The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital serves as the system’s main hospital and is located in the Illinois Medical District on Chicago’s Near West Side. Stroger Hospital is the primary public provider of comprehensive medical services for the people of metropolitan Chicago.

The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County is home to the one of the busiest emergency rooms and trauma units nation-wide, providing care through the adult emergency departments, pediatric emergency department and the trauma unit. It is also home the first ever Level 1 Trauma Unit and Burn Center. More than 40% of the hospital’s space is dedicated to an outpatient Specialty Care Center. To learn more about the Cook County Health and Hospital System, visit http://www.cookcountyhhs.org

Hospital Campus Redevelopment

The Old County Hospital is getting a major facelift. Civic Health Development Group (CHDG) has been selected to redevelop the site and will invest approximately $600M in the redevelopment. New residential, retail, office and hotel construction will create a vibrant mixed-use community enhancing the adjacent Illinois Medical District and Chicago’s near West Side.

In addition, construction has started on a new 9-story, 282,000 square foot Central Campus Health Center building located at the corner of Polk Street and Damen Avenue, scheduled to be completed in 2018. The construction represents a more than $100 million investment by Cook County. Clinical services provided in the new health center will include outpatient specialty services such as dental, ophthalmology, oncology, infusion, dermatology, diabetes and endocrine and adult medicine. The first four floors will house clinical space, with the remaining floors serving as administrative space. The flexible building design allows for administrative  to be turned in to clinical space as necessary.

CountyCare

CountyCare is a no-cost Illinois managed care health plan created just for the people and families of Cook County.

Accepted at more than 130 health clinics and community hospitals, CountyCare offers you a choice of top doctors near your home or work. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of services, including dental benefits, so you can count on feeling healthier every day.

CountyCare is provided through the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, which has delivered expert care to the people of Cook County for 180 years. For more information, go to http://www.countycare.com