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CCHHS Blood Bank Founder Dr. Bernard Fantus Honored

When Dr. Bernard Fantus started the first-ever blood bank nearly 80 years ago at Cook County Hospital, he was looking for a way to ensure that patients in dire need of a blood transfusion wouldn’t have to endure a frantic search to… [Read More]


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December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

Toys are supposed to be fun and part of a child’s development. Each year though, many children are treated in hospital emergency room for toy-related injuries. As the holidays approach, parents and caregivers should be aware of the dangers of… [Read More]


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CountyCare offers access to free early breast cancer screening

Black women 65 percent more likely to die of breast cancer; Leading cause of cancer death in Hispanic women African-American women are 55 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, according to the American Cancer Society,… [Read More]


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Cook County seeking public input on former hospital site

John Byrne | Tribune reporter, 10:03 a.m. CDT, September 23, 2014 – Cook County officials will solicit ideas from the public tonight as they try yet again to figure out what to do with the old Cook County Hospital building on… [Read More]


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CORE Center Hosts Stakeholder Meeting for Project CONNECT

Launching partnership with AIDS Foundation of Chicago to expand program to other hospitals The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center’s Project CONNECT today hosted a stakeholders meeting, “The Past, Present, and Future of the HIV Inpatient Service & the Role of… [Read More]


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Do You Have a Back-to-School Safety Checklist?

Families are already back in the school routine, but it is good to check that proper precautions are taken to keep “safety first” on everyone’s mind. On the Way to School Before you cross the street, stop and look ALL ways… [Read More]


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September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month

African Americans and Hispanics at Heightened Risk for High Cholesterol and Heart Disease September marks National Cholesterol Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to test cholesterol levels and learn more about staying healthy. According to the American Heart Association,… [Read More]


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September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Early diagnosis key to sickle cell treatment One in 12 African Americans have sickle cell trait By Drs. Lilly Mathew, Lisa Giordano, and Dipti Dighe Pediatric Hematologists at Cook County Health & Hospitals System September marks the beginning of the… [Read More]


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CountyCare Now Offering Family Health Plan Option

Plan covers wide range of health care services, including doctor visits and prescriptions, for children, parents and caregivers Parents in search of a health plan for the entire family, now have CountyCare as an option. CountyCare is offering no-cost health… [Read More]


Dr. John Jay Shannon speaks at City Club of Chicago

Dr. John Jay Shannon speaks at City Club of Chicago

John Jay Shannon, MD, is the CEO of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). The CCHHS Board of Directors unanimously appointed Dr. Shannon to the position on June 27, 2014. He served as the interim CEO for the… [Read More]