Announcements

CCHHS Releases FY2019 Preliminary Budget: Balanced Budget Includes New Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Dialysis Services Without Increase in Taxpayer Allocation

CCHHS Releases FY2019 Preliminary Budget: Balanced Budget Includes New Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Dialysis Services Without Increase in Taxpayer Allocation

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted the health system’s preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget to the CCHHS Finance Committee today. The proposed FY2019 budget does not seek additional operating support from Cook County… [Read More]


CCHHS FY2019 Preliminary Budget

CCHHS FY2019 Preliminary Budget

The proposed CCHHS FY2019 Preliminary Budget was introduced to the CCHHS Finance Committee on August 24, 2018. Two (2) Public Hearings on the Preliminary Budget will be held: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. and Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at… [Read More]


FDA Approves PrEP Drug for Adolescents

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded access to the only approved HIV-prevention drug, so that adolescents are included. Adolescents between the ages of 13 and 24 have one of the highest rates of new HIV infection.  But the… [Read More]


CCHHS Urges Legislators to Take Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Stroger Hospital today joined groups around the country working to enhance awareness of the impact of gun violence by participating in National Wear Orange Day. During a press conference at Stroger Hospital today,… [Read More]


Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Roy Johnson woke up from a nap one evening and panicked when he realized he suddenly couldn’t see anything. “It was like a cloud was over my face. I had to feel my way to my neighbors’ house to get… [Read More]


How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy When You’re Diabetic

Mother’s Day isn’t just a celebration of moms and their children. It’s also a time to celebrate expectant moms and promote healthy pregnancy. In particular, being pregnant when you also have diabetes can increase your chance of having complications for… [Read More]


Preventing Stroke: Diet and Exercise the Key

Some risk factors for having a stroke are out of your control, like your age or having a parent or sibling who had a stroke. But the good news is that there are many steps you can take to drastically… [Read More]


Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Chair of Urology, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Dr. Hollowell is CCHHS’ 2018 Doctor of the Year

Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Urologic Surgeon and Chairman of Urology at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, has been named Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS)’s 2018 Doctor of the Year. Dr. Hollowell was nominated for this award by co-workers, who noted… [Read More]


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]