Stroger Announcements

Cook County Celebrates Construction Milestone for New West Side Health Center

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hosted a “topping out” ceremony on August 9 to celebrate continued construction progress CCHHS’ new state-of-the-art health center in Chicago’s Near West Side. During the… [Read More]


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General Medicine Clinic is Relocating

As the largest Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) outpatient clinic, the General Medicine Clinic (GMC) at Fantus Health Center will begin relocating services this month to facilitate improvements on the central campus. CCHHS is building a new Central… [Read More]


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Inadequate Access to Nutritious Food May Increase Stroke Risk Factors

Food insecurity – the state of being without reliable access to adequate amounts of affordable, nutritious food – may be linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure and diabetes for stroke victims, possibly putting them at greater risk… [Read More]


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Construction Begins on New Cook County Central Campus Health Center

Today, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), 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… [Read More]


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Instilling Future Doctors with a Passion for Research and Public Medicine

Academic Associate Program at Stroger Hospital Offers Undergraduates Real-World Research Experience When 19-year-old Katherine Xie, of Long Grove, started college she knew she liked medical research, and thought she might end up in a lab. But now her sights are… [Read More]


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Ultrasound is a Better Initial Test for Diagnosing Kidney Stones

Each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems according to the National Kidney Foundation. The majority of these patients undergo CT imaging incurring significant cost, radiation exposure, and other side effects. Emergency… [Read More]


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9th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event Held Friday at Stroger

Red and blue may be the colors to wear in Chicago now that the Chicago Cubs have gotten to the World Series. But at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital on Friday, it was all about pink. Stroger had its 9th… [Read More]


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Fall Can Trigger Asthma and Allergy Symptoms

The leaves are beginning to turn, the cooler days of fall are upon us and that could trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, especially for children who have returned to the classroom. Physicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System… [Read More]


Life Safety Appointments

CCHHS Appoints New Directors to Lead Security and Life Safety Departments

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System has appointed Richard Cinfio as the new Director of Public Safety & Security and Lezah Brown-Ellington, PhD, MSPH, CHMM, to the position of Director of Life Safety. Rich Cinfio comes to CCHHS from… [Read More]


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Non-Contrast MRA Provides Safe Diagnostic Alternative for Patients with Kidney Disease

Patients with diabetes or renal failure are at high risk for deadly and debilitating vascular diseases, however, the most common imaging tool to evaluate the blood vessels uses a contrast agent that can further damage the kidneys. Radiologists at the… [Read More]