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CountyCare

CountyCare Earns Quality Accreditation, Grows Membership

“I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for CountyCare,” said Linda Hooker, a patient at Cook County Health’s (CCH) Stroger Hospital and CountyCare member. “For eight years I was homeless. CountyCare introduced me to a social worker. My social worker… [Read More]


Oak Forest Immediate Care Center Notice

Oak Forest Immediate Care Center Notice

Attention The Immediate Care Center at Oak Forest Health Center is no longer open. With locations across Cook County, you can connect with care that is close to you. We can help you select a medical home and schedule your appointment… [Read More]


CCH Offering Fresh Food Markets in South Suburban Cook County

Starting in summer, Fresh Food Markets are being hosted weekly at three Cook County Health (CCH) health centers in South Suburban Cook County. Black Oaks Center, a local nonprofit, is partnering with CCH to make fresh fruits and vegetables available for sale… [Read More]


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What Women Should Know About Heart Disease

Did you know that women can have subtler, less recognizable signs of a heart attack than men?  Or that women face a higher cardiovascular disease risk after reaching menopause? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United… [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]


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Subtle Signs of Vision Problems for Kids

Parents, have you been noticing your child struggling in school these past weeks, but you can’t point to a reason why? It could be that your child is having trouble with their vision. Cook County Health ophthalmologist Dr. Ramez Haddadin notes that… [Read More]


The Best Advice for Heart Failure Patients: Get Up and Move

Everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs can become very difficult for heart failure patients, but getting up and moving may be exactly what these patients need most. Dr. Rami Doukky, Chairman of Cardiology at the Cook County Health… [Read More]


Quit Smoking

Study Finds Improved Smoking Cessation Rates When Education Integrated with Routine Doctor Visits

Incorporating smoking cessation services into routine healthcare visits can have a positive impact on helping people quit smoking according to a new study by clinicians at the Cook County Health (CCH). The study, published online in the Journal of Community… [Read More]


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Improving the Health of the Community One Celery Stalk at a Time

With her arms full of fresh fruits and vegetables, courtesy of the Greater Chicago Food Depository FRESH Truck, Carmelita Dorsey was eager to get to her Blue Island home to prepare a big healthy salad for lunch. Dorsey was just… [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]