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Tips for a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Cook County Department of Public Health has tips to ensure everyone has a healthy holiday! Holiday celebrations bring family and friends together, but being in close contact with loved ones who may be… [Read More]


New Study Examining Uniform Ways to Monitor Low Blood Glucose Among Diabetics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a $250,000 grant to Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) and two other Chicago health centers to evaluate methods to monitor low blood glucose events among hospitalized diabetic patients. The goal… [Read More]


Privacy Breach Public Notice

Privacy Breach Public Notice

On August 1, 2017, Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) and the Office of Corporate Compliance were notified by Experian Health, a Business Associate that helps us determine insurance eligibility, that they experienced a security breach. Under the Health… [Read More]


CCHHS CEO Named as a “Physician Leader to Know”

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon to their annual list of Physician Leaders of Hospitals & Health Systems to Know for 2017. This list highlights physician leaders who have demonstrated… [Read More]


Suicides Common and Preventable; Learn the Risk Factors

Suicide takes a life in the United States every 13 minutes, making it one of the leading causes of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “There’s rarely a single cause that leads someone to contemplate suicide…. [Read More]


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]