Press Releases

Family Health Network Members Join CountyCare

Family Health Network Members Join CountyCare

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) announced today that Family Health Network’s (FHN) Medicaid members in Cook County are joining CCHHS’ Medicaid managed care health plan, CountyCare.   “The partnership with FHN provides a strategic opportunity for CountyCare… [Read More]


Immunizations and Annual Physicals Key to a Healthy Start to School

With the start of the school year right around the corner, Cook County Health & Hospitals System is encouraging families to get an annual physical exam and required immunizations for their children. “An easy way to keep your family healthy… [Read More]


CCHHS Releases FY2018 Preliminary Budget

CCHHS Releases FY2018 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted the health system’s preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget to the CCHHS Finance Committee today. The proposed $2.4 billion budget contemplates the growth of CountyCare membership, strengthens critical… [Read More]


Can New “Smart PrEP Pills” Increase Adherence for HIV-Prevention Medication Among Young People?

The FDA-approved drug called PrEP can drastically reduce someone’s risk of getting HIV-by as much as 92 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But one of the biggest barriers to PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, being effective… [Read More]


Cook County Celebrates Construction Milestone for New West Side Health Center

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hosted a “topping out” ceremony on August 9 to celebrate continued construction progress CCHHS’ new state-of-the-art health center in Chicago’s Near West Side. During the… [Read More]


CCHHS Expects to See an Increase in Hospital Visits During Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is a time of fun and most importantly, great music. But Cook County Health & Hospitals System warned that summer musical festivals like Lollapalooza can also be a dangerous time for concert-goers because of excessive drug and alcohol intakes…. [Read More]


CCHHS Response to July 27 Senate Vote

CCHHS Response to July 27 Senate Vote

We should all be alarmed by today’s vote in the U.S. Senate to move forward debate about repealing the Affordable Care Act. Since 2014, the ACA has provided health insurance coverage for millions of previously uninsured Americans, including more than… [Read More]


CCHHS Offering Fresh Food Markets in South Suburban Cook County

This summer, Fresh Food Markets are being hosted weekly at three Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) health centers in South Suburban Cook County. Black Oaks Center, a local nonprofit, is partnering with CCHHS to make fresh fruits and vegetables available… [Read More]


Dr. Connie Mennella is CCHHS’ 2017 Doctor of the Year

Dr. Connie Mennella, Chairperson of the Department of Correctional Health at Cermak Health Services, was named Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s 2017 Doctor of the Year. Dr. Mennella was selected from more than 80 doctors, who were all nominated… [Read More]


Cook County Tackles Mental Illness in Community and Jail

Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is holding a two-day workshop with key agencies involved in the criminal justice system to develop a detailed map of where the gaps are in providing behavioral health services in Cook County. The… [Read More]