John Jay Shannon
CEO, Cook County Health & Hospitals System
.John Jay Shannon, MD, is the CEO of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), where he previously served as chief of clinical integration. Under Shannon’s leadership, CCHHS continues to develop innovative, integrative care, both in traditional and correctional settings, while reducing reliance on local taxpayers by more than 75 percent. Shannon spent most of his professional career at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital). He first joined the medical staff in 1990 and served in several roles, including director of the Adult Asthma Clinic, associate chair of the Department of Medicine and chief of the Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Shannon currently serves on the boards of the Illinois Hospital Association and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, is a fellow of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, and is a trustee of Spring Hill College. Previously, he served on the executive board of the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago (now the Respiratory Health Association) and on the executive board of the Chicago Asthma Consortium.