Announcements

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CCHHS Reminds Parents to Schedule Back to School Physicals

The first day of school will be here before you know it.  Pediatric and primary care providers at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System are reminding Illinois parents that students entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade are… [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

CCHHS’ Three-Year Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Directors

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board of Directors unanimously approved a three-year strategic plan to guide the health system’s activities and goals from 2017 through 2019. CCHHS began strategic planning processes earlier this year that included dozens of… [Read More]


Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCHHS Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCHHS Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

If you are headed to Lollapalooza, have a great time — but beware of potential dangers. That’s the advice of physicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System. The Emergency Department at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital is prepared… [Read More]


Heat Wave Precautions

Take Precautions During Excessive Heat

With the mercury expected to reach the 90s and the heat index soaring near 100 later this week, physicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System urge you to take extra measures to stay cool. “When we sweat in… [Read More]


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Chicago Health Centers Receive Grant to Launch Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment Programs

Three Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) networks, Esperanza Health Centers, Heartland Health Centers, and PrimeCare Community Health, with support from the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million for a two-year… [Read More]


Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms during National Stroke Awareness Month

Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms during National Stroke Awareness Month

May is American Stroke Month. Strokes affect nearly 800,000 people each year, and are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. A stroke occurs when blood cannot get to an area of the brain, often because of… [Read More]


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Stroger Hospital Earns Accreditation from The Joint Commission

John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s flagship hospital, earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation after its latest triennial survey. The Gold Seal of Approval® is bestowed to health care… [Read More]


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Cook County Announces Plans for New Central Campus Health Center

This month Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Health & Hospitals System released the proposal for construction of the new Central Campus Health Center, a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility that will adjoin John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital…. [Read More]


CCHHS and Superior Ambulance Service  commemorate the Cook County Trauma Unit's 50th anniversary with a new ambulance.

Cook County Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Trauma Unit

The Cook County Trauma Unit at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1966 at Cook County Hospital, the trauma unit was the first comprehensive trauma unit established in the U.S., providing intervention… [Read More]