Cermak Announcements

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Chicago Tonight: Cook County Jail is Giving At-Risk Inmates Narcan Upon Their Release

Dr. Connie Mennella, the medical director at the Cook County Jail, spoke to Chicago Tonight’s host Phil Ponce about the jail giving inmates an overdose-reversing drug called Narcan to at-risk inmates when they leave the jail. Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s… [Read More]


Dr. Connie Mennella is CCH’ 2017 Doctor of the Year

Dr. Connie Mennella, Chairperson of the Department of Correctional Health at Cermak Health Services, was named Cook County Health’s 2017 Doctor of the Year. Dr. Mennella was selected from more than 80 doctors, who were all nominated by CCH staff… [Read More]


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Construction Begins on New Cook County Central Campus Health Center

Today, the Cook County Health (CCH), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners broke ground on a new state-of-the-art health center in Chicago. “The Central Campus Health Center represents a true and lasting commitment… [Read More]


Strategic Plan

CCH’ Three-Year Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Directors

The Cook County Health Board of Directors unanimously approved a three-year strategic plan to guide the health system’s activities and goals from 2017 through 2019. CCH began strategic planning processes earlier this year that included dozens of meetings, presentations and… [Read More]


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CCH Offers Fire Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

The Cook County Health (CCH) is urging residents to take precautions to prevent home fires and burn injuries, which occur most commonly in the winter months. Fires and burn injuries are often caused by the use of unsafe heat sources,… [Read More]


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American Liver Foundation & CCH’ Bashar Attar, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Bashar Attar of the Cook County Health, will lead the American Liver Foundation’s (ALF) final webinar of the year on December 17, at 6:00PM. The webinar is designed for both professionals and the general public. During 2015, the ALF sponsored a series of seven… [Read More]


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CCH Celebrates World AIDS Day December 1

Today the Cook County Health (CCH) will celebrate World AIDS Day.  On World AIDS Day, people across the globe unite to raise awareness about HIV/AIDs, support those living with HIV and remember those who have passed away. More than 43,000… [Read More]


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Hospital system touts year’s worth of achievements

The Cook County Health has released “CCH: A Year in Review,” summarizing achievements in the past 12 months. Highlights include: CountyCare, a permanent option for people enrolling in Medicaid now has about 180,000 members; a reduction in uninsured patients from… [Read More]


Poison Peril

National Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21

Year after year, millions of accidental poisonings happen in the United States – the majority of them affecting children. A poison is any substance that can harm someone if it is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person… [Read More]


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CCH 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]