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Bulletin: Stroger Gets Boo-Boo

MEDIA ADVISORY

For more information contact:
Sean Howard @ 708-935-1483

For Immediate Release

COOK COUNTY BOARD PRESIDENT TODD H. STROGER INJURES RIGHT EYE DURING PICK UP BASKETBALL GAME AT CHICAGO'S EAST BANK CLUB

PRESIDENT TREATED BY STROGER HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR AND NURSES

PRESIDENT STROGER RELEASED AFTER RECEIVING EIGHT STITCHES ABOVE RIGHT EYE, THEN CONTINUES MEETING SCHEDULE THROUGHOUT THE EVENING

Todd H. Stroger- President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners- received eight stitches above his right eye after being injured during a pickup basketball game at Chicago's East Bank Club on yesterday (8/26/09). The President was playing on the court with a group when he injured the eye by accidental contact. The President noticed swelling above his right eye and immediately exited the facility. He then requested his driver to transport him to John H. Stroger Cook County Hospital.

The President arrived at the hospital roughly around 2:30 PM and was given outstanding care by the Emergency Room staff. The President received eight stitches just slightly above the right eye and was released at 4:45 PM. The President was given a small gauze that was placed above the right eye but on the injury. The doctors requested of the President to wear the protective piece throughout the evening to protect the injured portion of the eye.

After being released by the hospital, the President resumed his meeting schedule for the remainder of the evening. The President is not expected to miss any appointments today. He will remove the gauze this morning prior to leaving his home.

President Stroger is expressing gratitude to the entire Emergency Room staff for their continued professionalism and the spirit of excellence in which they offer all patients on a daily basis. The President chose to be transported to Stroger Cook County Hospital because it is and will remain in his eyes, the Mayo Clinic of all Public Hospitals in the United States. It will continue to offer the best care of any hospital in Cook County.

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Witty comments welcome.

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1. From Matt Farmer:

"President Stroger is expressing gratitude to the entire Emergency Room staff for their continued professionalism and the spirit of excellence in which they offer all patients on a daily basis. The President chose to be transported to Stroger Cook County Hospital because it is and will remain in his eyes, the Mayo Clinic of all Public Hospitals in the United States. It will continue to offer the best care of any hospital in Cook County."

Unless, of course, you're dealing with prostate cancer . . .

Recall that in 2007 the Toddler had his prostate surgery performed at Northwestern (also in Cook County).



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Posted on August 28, 2009


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