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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]


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Cook County Home to Nation’s First Blood Bank

The nation’s first blood bank opened at Cook County Hospital on March 15, 1937 under the leadership of Dr. Bernard Fantus. Dr. Fantus’ medical innovations in storing and transfusing blood spread nationally and internationally and made modern surgery as we know it possible. Today,… [Read More]


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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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Chief Psychologist Prepared With Academics & Broad-Field Training

Dr. Kenya D. Key is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Chief Psychologist at Cermak Health Services, a division of Cook County Health & Hospital System, service providers at Cook County Jail. She has previously worked as a staff psychologist… [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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National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 6-12

Let’s work together to decrease the spread of infectious diseases! The goal of National Handwashing Awareness Week is to decrease the spread of the flu and other infectious diseases by informing individuals to educate and help protect their communities. According to… [Read More]


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Illinois Blood Cancer Conference

We invite you to our free annual event for blood cancer patients, caregivers and survivors. Featuring disease specific workshops and discussions covering nutrition, survivorship, clinical trials, and more! Registration is preferred as seating is limited. Register to attend the conference at: bit.ly/bloodcancerconference. For more information,… [Read More]


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Leave Fireworks to the Professionals!

Fireworks are extremely dangerous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 65% of fireworks injuries are caused in the 30 days surrounding the July 4th holiday. In 2013, there were 8 deaths and an estimated 11,400 injuries throughout the… [Read More]


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Rush, Cook County hospitals find success fighting deadly superbug

A collaboration between Rush University Medical Center and Cook County health officials has dramatically reduced the spread of the superbug known as CRE, a potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A cleaning protocol developed by Rush and county researchers to fight CRE… [Read More]


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It’s Springtime; the 4 Men Only Health Fair Returns!

Provident Hospital will again host the annual 4 Men Only Health Fair on Saturday, April 18, from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. This health fair has become a community fixture, this being its 18th year. There will be free lab work for prostate… [Read More]