Stroger Hospital ER wait times down

In this July 30, 2009 photo, people stand in front the the emergency room entrance at Stroger Hospital. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

October 5, 2012 2:00:47 PM PDT
The time it takes to see a doctor at Stroger Hospital's emergency room is down.

So far this year, the average wait time to see a doctor is less than two hours, according to The Chicago Tribune.

That's about an hour less than patients waited last year.

The announcement comes just as Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the hospitals' CEO prepare to cut more than 300 vacant jobs from the system.