Support CCHHS

Support CCHHS

CCHHS needs your support! Cook County is in the midst of a budget crisis. The tax on sugar sweetened beverage was repealed earlier this month, leaving the County with a $200 million budget hole. To fill that gap, the Cook… [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]

Compliance Notice

Compliance Notice


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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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]


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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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]


The Joint Commission Recognizes John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital’s Stroke Program

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital has been awarded Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, in recognition of its long-time success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. The… [Read More]


Illinois Department Of Public Health 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]

Cook County Home to Nation’s First Blood Bank

Cook County Home to Nation’s First Blood Bank

The Cook County Hospital Blood Bank, the first blood bank established in the United States, opened on March 15, 1937 under the leadership of Dr. Bernard Fantus. The medical innovations driven by Dr. Fantus spread nationally and internationally and made modern surgery… [Read More]