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Stroger Awarded Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

The Joint Commission Recognizes Stroke Program The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Stroger Hospital demonstrated that its… [Read More]


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Crain’s checks in with CCHHS: Eyes call center & more nurses

Cook County Health and Hospitals System’s budget for 2015 calls for opening a call center, hiring hundreds of nurses and investing in everything from wheelchairs to exam tables to bolster the patient experience. The initiatives, part of the system’s proposed… [Read More]


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Immunizations & Annual Physicals Key to Healthy Start to School

CCHHS offers low- or no-cost immunizations, Logan Square hosts School Physical Day With the school year starting in just a few weeks, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System is reminding families that it is time to start getting ready… [Read More]


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CCHHS Releases FY2015 Preliminary Budget

$1.5 billion spending plan designed to expand CountyCare and improve patient experience Cook County Health & Hospitals System Chief Executive Officer Dr. John Jay Shannon today submitted a $1.5 billion fiscal year 2015 preliminary budget to the CCHHS Board of… [Read More]


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August is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss as we age, but they are treatable. A cataract happens when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy. The lens must be clear in order to focus light properly onto the retina. For many,… [Read More]


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Take Steps to Stay Safe In and Around Water

Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States More than one in five fatal drowning victims are children younger than 14. (Source: Centers for… [Read More]


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CCHHS Board Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

Hill Hammock unanimously elected Chairman of the Board The Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board at its annual meeting today elected a new chairman and vice chairman. Director Hill Hammock was unanimously elected chairman of the board, replacing David… [Read More]


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60% of Firework Injuries Occur around the July 4th Holiday Period

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. In the month surrounding the July 4th holiday, about 200 people per day are seen in emergency rooms with fireworks-related injuries. Fireworks can have a life-altering impact on consumers, including severe… [Read More]


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CCHHS Board Names New CEO

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors today unanimously appointed John Jay Shannon, MD, as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Shannon’s start date as CEO will be June 29. He has served as the interim CEO for the… [Read More]


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Chicagoland Heavy Rain & Flooding Preparedness

Unexpected heavy rains have hit Cook County and the metropolitan Chicago area and more rain is expected for this week of June 23rd. In the event of flooding in your area, consider the following: Listen for news reports on radio… [Read More]