Cermak Announcements

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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]


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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]


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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]


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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]


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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Launches New Website

CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals System announced a newly launched website for all Cook County residents and patients. The up-to-date website www.cookcountyhhs.org will offer information on hospital locations, health news, patient services, and special news & events. The website serves as an… [Read More]



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Doctors Behind Bars

CHICAGO – The medical staff of Cook County Jail in Chicago will be featured in a docudrama Sunday on the Discovery Health Channel. “Doctors Behind Bars” highlights the work of doctors and psychologists who treat chronic diseases, drug addiction and… [Read More]