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Cook County Health Will Train 36 ‘SANE’ Nurses to Provide Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Cook County Health Will Train 36 ‘SANE’ Nurses to Provide Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Sexual assaults occur at a high rate in low income and high crime neighborhoods in Chicago and Cook County. In the last five years, there were nearly 8,000 sexual assault cases reported in the city of Chicago. Cook County Health… [Read More]


Medical Examiner Reports Deaths Caused by Powerful Opioid

Medical Examiner Reports Deaths Caused by Powerful Opioid

In Cook County, more than 40 people have died in 2017 due to a powerful, new opioid, the county’s Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed earlier this month. From January through April 8, 44 deaths were attributed to acrylfentanyl, a new fentanyl… [Read More]


IDPH Recognizes Dr. Stathis Poulakidas For Excellence In Pediatric Care

IDPH Recognizes Dr. Stathis Poulakidas For Excellence In Pediatric Care

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program are honoring Stathis Poulakidas, M.D., F.A.C.S., the Chair of Burn and Wound Services at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, with a special pediatric… [Read More]


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Patient Support Center

To make a medical appointment at any of our Cook County Health’s locations, please call the Patient Support Center at 312-864-0200. [You can find a search tool for the nearest health center by your zip code here. ]  Randy, would it be… [Read More]


Lyme Disease is on the Rise.  How to Prevent Tick Bites

Lyme Disease is on the Rise. How to Prevent Tick Bites

Tick-borne diseases have been steadily rising in the United States, with Lyme disease being the most common.   The number of Americans getting sick each year by bites from infected ticks has more than doubled from 2004 to 2016—the most… [Read More]


Cook County Officials Encourage Residents to Poison-Proof Homes

Cook County Officials Encourage Residents to Poison-Proof Homes

The Cook County Health and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control are encouraging people to poison-proof their homes in recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26. Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death in the U.S.,… [Read More]


Cook County Announces Plans for a New Central Campus Health Center

Cook County Announces Plans for a New Central Campus Health Center

This month Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Health 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. The new facility… [Read More]


Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health CEO Dr. Jay Shannon

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health CEO Dr. Jay Shannon

The impact of today’s vote by the U.S. House will be devastating. More than a half-million residents of Cook County were able to obtain health care through the Affordable Care Act, many of them through expansion of Medicaid, like our… [Read More]



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

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

Today the Cook County Health (CCH) 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 a strategic planning processes earlier this year that included dozens of… [Read More]