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Patient numbers continue to rise at John H Stroger Hospital
Emergency room visits rise in 2009; almost 2 million minutes spent in surgery

Monday, April 12, 2010
Special to suffredin.org

CHICAGO – Doctors at John H. Stroger Hospital in 2009 saw an additional 375 patients a month in the emergency room, making the County facility one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country.

In 2009, 132,515 patients came for treatment to the emergency room of the West Side hospital, up from the 127,998 in 2008. In addition, almost 24,000 patients (23,748) were admitted to Stroger Hospital – up from last year’s 23,196.

The Pediatric Emergency Room at Stroger Hospital treated 10,946 children last year, a slight increase over the 10,259 treated in 2008.

“The number of patients coming to the emergency room shows that there continues to be a need for healthcare in our community,” said William T Foley, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. “But we have to find a better way to deliver healthcare to our residents so that we can alleviate the strain on our emergency rooms.”

Hospital officials believe that a large number of ER patients really aren’t there for an emergency, but instead use the ER because they don’t have a primary care physician.
CCHHS officials are currently considering a Strategic Plan that would bring more outpatient services into the community, which could be an alternative for people who are currently seeking medical care at the emergency room.

Among some other 2009 year-end numbers:

  • Surgeons at Stroger Hospital performed 1,919,000 minutes of surgery in 2009.
  • CCHHS facilities filled 980,218 prescriptions in 2009.
  • Clinics at the Stroger Hospital campus served 425,885 patients – up from 392,825 in 2008.

The entire CCHHS clinic system (the Ambulatory Community Health Network) saw 613,000 patients in 2009.

CCHHS oversees a comprehensive, integrated system of healthcare throughout Chicago and suburban Cook County through its hospitals, ambulatory and community health network clinics, public health department, correctional healthcare facility, and outpatient infectious disease center.

The CCHHS (formerly known as the Cook County Bureau of Health Services) is comprised of: John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, Provident Hospital, Oak Forest Hospital, Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, the Ruth Rothstein CORE Center and the 16 Ambulatory and Community Health Network (ACHN) health centers.


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