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John H Stroger Jr Hospital Ratings

Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 864-6000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Emergency Services: YES

Quality of Care - Infectious Diseases - ER Wait Time - Patient Ratings

Quality of Care - Mortality Rate

How well does John H Stroger Jr Hospital save lives? 7% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack16%
Heart Failure10%

Infectious Disease at John H Stroger Jr Hospital

Drug resistant bacteria are becoming the largest health facing the United States. There are an increasing number of drug resistant bacteria, including: drug resistant bacteria due primarily to unnecessary and mis-applied use among humans and livestock, patients with hospitalizations for relatively minor reasons can suddenly face lifethreatening illness.

While many hospitals are implementing questionable flu vaccinations1 for their employees, many fewer have as rigorous solutions for nosocomial MDR infections.

Infectious DiseaseCases
C. Diff
Sickens more than a half million people each year and has a 17% mortality rate after one year2
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3

Emergency Room Wait Time Ratings

Time until initial exam: 2h 48m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 6 hour and 9 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 6 hour and 0 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 4 hour and 36 minutes delay before leaving to their room.

Patient Ratings

While customer satisfaction surveys don't necessarily reflect the quality of care provided at the hospital, it can identify some areas that are important standards to maintain, such as managing pain and maintaining a sanitary environment.

Overall Rating: BELOW AVERAGE
John H Stroger Jr Hospital 4.2 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.

55% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

No consistently positive ratings

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Staff doesn't respond quickly when patients need help
  • Nurses often fail to communicate
  • Patients were often left in pain
  • Facilities are sometimes dirty

1Questionable efficacy of flu vaccination
2C Diff Mortality Rate
3MRSA Mortality Rate

John H Stroger Jr Hospital Stories

Jun 25, 2022, 4:12 PM
John H Stroger Jr Hospital: "Stroger is my go to hospital. I have always had a very good doctor experience when I've gone there. The African nurses are NOT nice at all, I don't like them, They are VERY<, VERY, VERY mean. So far I haven't seen filt there. The triage people are not nice either. I wish they would give the black support staff some people training. " - Elaina

Feb 21, 2017, 12:29 PM
John H Stroger Jr Hospital: "Being an insanely busy free county hospital.. it really is super pain to HAVE to come here else no other options..... BUT.... Other side to the coin is, Bout 5years ago I was carjacked and shot twice and thought the two guys with the guns had taken my g/f with like they implied? The trauma staff at Strojer was above perfection...Analyzed me thoroughly to try n Not Have to cut me open to repair arteries in my leg and lower groin area (LUCKILY!!) I still got a functional leg and groin muscle to date.... I did lose the girls love ..even after taking 2 bullets to keep her safe.... Anyways Strojer is usually a miserable place to go, but they def have the right very trained people where it REALLY counts!" - Steve

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