Awards & Recognition

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Dr. Ronald Wyatt Is CCHHS’ New Quality Officer

Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA is the new Chief Quality Officer for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), which is one of the largest public health care systems in the country. Dr. Wyatt has extensive experience and is a… [Read More]


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CCHHS’ CEO Named One of Becker’s 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare

Dr. John Jay Shannon, CEO of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 great leaders in healthcare list. To be chosen for Becker’s list, individuals had to demonstrate they are ‘taking the lead in transforming… [Read More]


Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Chair of Urology, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Dr. Hollowell is CCHHS’ 2018 Doctor of the Year

Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Urologic Surgeon and Chairman of Urology at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, has been named Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS)’s 2018 Doctor of the Year. Dr. Hollowell was nominated for this award by co-workers, who noted… [Read More]


Stroger Hospital High Performing in Heart Failure Care: U.S. News and World Report

Lucina Hernandez was expecting her second child when she began experiencing severe pain in her chest. She had developed acute heart failure related to lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, and needed an emergency C-section. “We take care of some of… [Read More]


CCHHS CEO Named as a “Physician Leader to Know”

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon to their annual list of Physician Leaders of Hospitals & Health Systems to Know for 2017. This list highlights physician leaders who have demonstrated… [Read More]


Dr. Connie Mennella is CCHHS’ 2017 Doctor of the Year

Dr. Connie Mennella, Chairperson of the Department of Correctional Health at Cermak Health Services, was named Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s 2017 Doctor of the Year. Dr. Mennella was selected from more than 80 doctors, who were all nominated… [Read More]


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CCHHS Nurse Honored as “40 under 40” Emerging Nurse Leader

The Illinois Nurses Foundation has honored Rachel Reichlin as one of the 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders in Illinois. Reichlin is the Manager of Care Management for CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan offered through the Cook County… [Read More]


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The Joint Commission Recognizes John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital’s Stroke Program

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital has been awarded Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, in recognition of its long-time success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. The… [Read More]


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Cook County Honors World-Renowned Trauma Center, Nation’s First, on its 50th Anniversary

Pioneers, angels, lifelong friends — just a few of the words used by grateful patients and Cook County leaders to describe the 50-year legacy of the Cook County Trauma Unit. A special program was held September 9 at John H…. [Read More]


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Stroger Hospital Earns Accreditation from The Joint Commission

John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s flagship hospital, earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation after its latest triennial survey. The Gold Seal of Approval® is bestowed to health care… [Read More]