Each year, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 1,000 patients who have been injured by gun violence. The impact of gun violence on CCHHS’ patients, community and staff is all too real. As a… [Read More]
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program are honoring Stathis Poulakidas, M.D., F.A.C.S., the Chair of Burn and Wound Services at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, with a special pediatric… [Read More]
The Cook County Trauma Unit at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1966 at Cook County Hospital, the trauma unit was the first comprehensive trauma unit established in the U.S., providing intervention… [Read More]
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Cook County Trauma + Burn Unit symposium.
By the time paramedics wheeled Daniel Dilce into Stroger Hospital’s busy trauma unit early Sunday, there was little doctors could do to save his life. Blood leaked from the 35-year-old’s wounds and radiated across the white sheets beneath him as… [Read More]
“Chicago Trauma” (Nat Geo Channel, 10pm) is better than good – it’s bordering on great. Yet, it is so extremely graphic that it may be too difficult to watch. The show takes place at the trauma center at Chicago’s Cook… [Read More]