CORE Center Announcements

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National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16th

Cook County Health & Hospitals System will participate in the National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16th, a nationwide effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. Fantus Health Center, General Medicine Clinic, 2nd Floor: 8:30 AM – 11:00… [Read More]


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Transforming Cook County Health & Hospitals

In January, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board of Directors unanimously approved Dr. John Jay Shannon as the interim CEO and began the process of searching for a permanent CEO. The Board has hired the search firm Quick… [Read More]


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National Public Health Week April 7 – April 11

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials use National Public Health Week (NPHW) to launch a new infographic designed to inform the public about the sexual behaviors of suburban Cook County teens and the number of sexually transmitted diseases… [Read More]


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CCDPH Launches Tobacco Prevention Campaigns

This week, public health officials released the 2014 tobacco cessation and prevention campaigns. This year, there are two campaigns running simultaneously with one focusing on adults and one on youth. The adult campaign, Nothing to Kid About, features ads depicting… [Read More]


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CCHHS Announces 2014 Doctor of the Year

CHICAGO – The Cook County Health & Hospitals (CCHHS) announced today Doctor Tom Patrianakos, Division Chair of Ophthalmology was named Doctor of the Year, Cook County Health & Hospitals System. “Dr. Patrianakos is a physician who is fully behind the… [Read More]


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CCHHS Director, Palliative Care Services Wins Prestigious Award

Leaders who expand palliative care to veterans and safety-net patients and promote patient-centered care to seriously ill children receive 2014 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards CHICAGO – The Cook County Health and Hospitals (CCHHS) system announced today that Dr. Catherine… [Read More]


World Kidney Day, March 13

World Kidney Day, March 13th

Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. But while the majority of Americans can recite the common tests for breast and prostate cancer, not many know the risk factors and tests that could keep… [Read More]


Dr. Courtney Hollowell Health Forum

Health forum draws gives men wellness lessons

Dr. Courtney Hollowell says men downplay importance of health care February 11, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Chairman of Urology at cook County Health and Hospital System spends a lot of time talking to men about taking an… [Read More]


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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. In the U.S., more than 1 million people are projected to receive a cancer diagnosis… [Read More]


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Wear Red for Women on February 7th

Raise Awareness About Heart Disease Among Women Did you know… Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year? Did you know… Heart disease claims the lives of nearly a half-million American… [Read More]