Our mission is to provide spiritual care to the patients, families and staff of Stroger Cook County Hospital as well as assist with chaplaincy training at Rush University Medical Center. Chaplain Micheal Smith is the full-time Professional Chaplain serving at Stroger, in particular in the Trauma and Burn Units. In particular, Micheal partners with Stroger staff to provide the highest level of care for patients and families who are shaken by gun violence and severe traumatic injuries.
The Rev. Rose Cicero brings Dianna’s Teddy Bear Ministry to Stroger Hospital. With a focus on children and women, especially in the NICU, Rose provides comfort and support for parents and their children, often accompanied by one of our famous Teddy Bears.