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Agnes Therady, Executive Director of Nursing

Nursing is one of the largest departments within the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.  Nursing is a critical driver and the key to success for the organization.  The health system is comprised of nearly 1,300 full-time nurses.

The nurses at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System are an elite group of individuals who are dedicated to the mission, providing quality-care, and caring for the vulnerable and underserved populations with compassion, and integrity.

Nurses have the ability to work among a variety of specialty departments in the system and the department has a variety of advanced practice nurses throughout the system.

Clinical Specialties of Nursing:

  • Medical-Surgical
  • Perioperative
  • Maternal-Child
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics including Neonatal ICU
  • Critical Care (medical, surgical, burn, neuro, trauma)
  • Emergency Care
  • Trauma Care
  • Ambulatory Care Network
  • Correctional Nursing at Cermak Health Services of Cook County
  • Cook County Department of Public Health
  • The Ruth M. Rothstein Core Center

Nursing Support

  • The Division of Nursing Professional Development and Education believes that lifelong learning is essential for acquisition of knowledge, up-to-date practice, and performance that is demonstrated through competencies in alignment with the needs of our patient population and our professional development.
  • Nursing Quality Department at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital
  • Nursing Technology

Nursing Benefits at Cook County Health & Hospitals System

  • 100% tuition reimbursement for job related degree completion
  • Centralized 2 week classroom orientation with unit-based preceptors for a personalized unit orientation.
  • Continuing Education contact hours offered
  • Schwartz Center Rounds scheduled monthly 10 months per year
  • On-line procedure, skills & nursing consult reference tool through Elsevier’s Mosby Nursing Suite