Announcements

Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day: Get Educated, Tested and Treatment

April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, a day to call attention to the impact HIV/AIDS has had on young people in the United States. It is also a time to encourage young people to get educated on… [Read More]


It’s National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week, which runs from now until April 8, is a great time to remind Cook County residents that good public health practice starts at home. Maintaining a healthy diet can help you avoid or treat many chronic… [Read More]


Provident Hospital: 4 Men Only Health & Wellness Fair

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Provident Hospital is hosting a “4 Men Only Health & Wellness Fair” on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the event, men can get free screening or lab work… [Read More]


Using Social Media to Try to Identify New HIV Prevention Strategies

Researchers from Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) are using social media to try to get a better understanding of what factors tend to predict who gets infected with HIV, in order to potentially develop new HIV prevention strategies. Using… [Read More]


Ways to Prevent High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Ruby Patterson was driving home from her job at Dominick’s when she had her first heart attack in 2007. She had a second heart attack last year. Both heart attacks were found to be the result of congestive heart failure,… [Read More]


Old Cook County Clinic Demolished to Pave Way for New Patient Space

Old Cook County Clinic Demolished to Pave Way for New Patient Space

On January 31, 2018, Cook County began demolishing its Fantus Clinic, as part of its plan to renovate the Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s central campus and surrounding area. A new 9-story, 282,000 square foot building is being constructed… [Read More]


Stroger and Provident Hospitals Implement Visitor Restrictions as Influenza Season Ramps Up

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System has seen a significant increase in the number of confirmed influenza cases in its health care facilities and influenza-like illnesses reported to the Cook County Department of Public Health in suburban Cook County,… [Read More]


Stroger Hospital High Performing in Heart Failure Care: U.S. News and World Report

Lucina Hernandez was expecting her second child when she began experiencing severe pain in her chest. She had developed acute heart failure related to lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, and needed an emergency C-section. “We take care of some of… [Read More]


CountyCare

CountyCare Earns Quality Accreditation, Grows Membership

“I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for CountyCare,” said Linda Hooker, a patient at Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Stroger Hospital and CountyCare member. “For eight years I was homeless. CountyCare introduced me to a social worker…. [Read More]


fast-stroke

Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms

Strokes affect nearly 800,000 people each year, and are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. A stroke occurs when blood cannot get to an area of the brain, often because of a clot or tear in… [Read More]