John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

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John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Cook County Bureau of Health Services
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Cook County Hospital circa 1911
Location Illinois Medical District, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Care system Public hospital
Hospital type Teaching Hospital
Affiliated university Rush Medical College
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 464
Founded 1834
Lists Hospitals in Illinois
Cook County Hospital Administration Building
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Facade of Cook County Hospital
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County is located in Chicago
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Location 1835 W. Harrison St., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°52′33″N 87°40′22″W / 41.87583°N 87.67278°W / 41.87583; -87.67278
Area less than one acre
Built 1912
Architect Gerhardt, Paul Sr.; Griffiths, John, & Sons
Architectural style Beaux Arts
NRHP Reference # 06001017[1]
Added to NRHP November 8, 2006

The John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital and also known as the New Cook County Hospital) is a public urban teaching hospital in Chicago that provides primary, specialty and tertiary healthcare services to the five million residents of Cook County, Illinois. The hospital employs 300 attending physicians and over 400 fellows and residents. The 1.2 million square foot, 464 bed hospital, located at 1901 W. Harrison Street, is a part of the 305 acre (1.2 km²) Illinois Medical District which is one of the largest concentrations of medical facilities in the world.[2]

The New Cook County Hospital was completed in December 2002, and is housed in a facility located adjacent to the old hospital building.

County General Hospital, a fictional hospital that serves as the setting for the NBC serial medical drama ER, is loosely based on this hospital. Cook County Hospital is also used in the 1993 movie The Fugitive.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "About Us". John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County. Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Retrieved December 3, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 41°52′21″N 87°40′12″W / 41.8724°N 87.6699°W / 41.8724; -87.6699