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Cook County Announces Bold Plans to Address Behavioral Health

In response to decreased funding of community-based behavioral health services and the impact on Cook County, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon today announced plans to expand behavioral… [Read More]


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CCHHS Offers Fire Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is urging residents to take precautions to prevent home fires and burn injuries, which occur most commonly in the winter months. Fires and burn injuries are often caused by the use of… [Read More]


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American Liver Foundation & CCHHS’ Bashar Attar, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Bashar Attar of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, will lead the American Liver Foundation’s (ALF) final webinar of the year on December 17, at 6:00PM. The webinar is designed for both professionals and the general public. During 2015, the ALF sponsored a… [Read More]


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CCHHS Celebrates World AIDS Day December 1

Today the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) will celebrate World AIDS Day.  On World AIDS Day, people across the globe unite to raise awareness about HIV/AIDs, support those living with HIV and remember those who have passed away…. [Read More]


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2nd Annual Project CONNECT Stakeholders Event

More than 50 staff members from the Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Stroger Hospital and the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center attended Project CONNECT’s 2nd annual stakeholders event on October 30. This event was convened to present project and… [Read More]


Update on Proposed CCHHS FY2016 Preliminary Budget

Update on Proposed CCHHS FY2016 Preliminary Budget

Updated 8/28/15 The proposed CCHHS FY2016 Preliminary Budget was introduced to the CCHHS Finance Committee on August 21, 2015. Two (2) Public Hearings were held on the Preliminary Budget on August 25, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.  The… [Read More]


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Obamacare gives Cook County Health a financial boost

The Affordable Care Act has provided a booster shot to the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, what county officials hope is the beginning of the road to financial well-being. The public health system’s revenue, including Cook County tax dollars,… [Read More]


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Hospital system touts year’s worth of achievements

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System has released “CCHHS: A Year in Review,” summarizing achievements in the past 12 months. Highlights include: CountyCare, a permanent option for people enrolling in Medicaid now has about 180,000 members; a reduction in… [Read More]


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CCHHS Hosts Free Kidney Screening June 9th, 10am-3pm

Did you know that 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease? John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, located at 1969 West Ogden Avenue in Chicago, will be the site for a free kidney screening on June 9th,… [Read More]


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CCHHS Opens PrEP Clinic to Help Mitigate AIDS Infections

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is launching a new clinic to fight AIDS by preventing HIV infections. The new clinic will provide an HIV-preventive medication, HIV PreExposure Prophylaxis or PrEP, to people… [Read More]