Cermak Announcements

Cancer Prevention

Help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer!

One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight to end cancer. Today, we need your help to finish the fight by inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and… [Read More]


National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month

On behalf of the Cook County Health System, we recognize April as National Donate Life Month. We applaud Secretary Jesse White’s leadership on organ donation. Today is about partnership between the health system, the Secretary White’s office and the community…. [Read More]


System CEO Dr. Ram Raju talks about the importance of organ and tissue donation with Secretary of State Jesse White and Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele among assembled speakers

Urging Residents to Become Organ Donors

CHICAGO – Cook County Health System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju and Secretary of State Jesse White urged all Cook County residents to join the effort of Organ/Tissue Donor Registry. Currently, there are more than 5.2 million people registered… [Read More]


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April is National Minority Health Month

In April, National Minority Health Month is commemorated by raising awareness about health disparities that persist, affecting racial and ethnic minorities. Health Disparities are the differences in rates of disease, health outcomes and access to healthcare found between different groups… [Read More]


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Go Red Day is Friday, February 1, 2013

CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) officials and staff are asking residents to join them in recognizing February 1, 2013 as “Wear Red Day” in honor of 2013 National Heart Health Month. All residents of Cook County are… [Read More]


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Cook County Health System Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ “The time is always right to do what is right.” “I have… [Read More]


Emergency Room

Outbreak has ERs full of flu patients

January 7, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The flu outbreak is so widespread in Chicago that emergency rooms are full of patients seeking treatment. Doctors are so busy ambulance drivers are told to bypass eight area hospitals if there’s time to safely… [Read More]


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Cook County Health System On The Mend

One of the highlights of the budget presentation Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made last week to the Tribune editorial board was an impressively streamlined $868 million spending plan for the health system. In this case, what we didn’t… [Read More]


ACA

Dr. Raju Focuses on Affordable Care Act Upheld

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act.  This is a momentous decision for our patients and for healthcare in this Country. In Washington D.C., they recently unveiled a beautiful monument to one… [Read More]


GYT 2012

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Urges Residents to Get Yourself Tested

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Aims to Test 5,000 Patients Get Yourself Tested Campaign kicks off April 4, 2011 CHICAGO— In response to the staggering rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among youth in the Chicagoland area, the Cook… [Read More]