Press Releases

Stroger and Provident Hospitals Implement Visitor Restrictions as Influenza Season Ramps Up

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System has seen a significant increase in the number of confirmed influenza cases in its health care facilities and influenza-like illnesses reported to the Cook County Department of Public Health in suburban Cook County,… [Read More]


Stroger Hospital High Performing in Heart Failure Care: U.S. News and World Report

Lucina Hernandez was expecting her second child when she began experiencing severe pain in her chest. She had developed acute heart failure related to lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, and needed an emergency C-section. “We take care of some of… [Read More]


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Watch Out for Frostbite As Chicago Area’s Temperature Drops

An unwelcome visitor has come to the Chicago area: bone-chillingly cold weather. With that comes an increased chance of getting frostbite, even if you’re just outside for a few minutes. Frostbite is an injury— almost like a burn—that can potentially… [Read More]


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CountyCare Earns Quality Accreditation, Grows Membership

“I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for CountyCare,” said Linda Hooker, a patient at Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Stroger Hospital and CountyCare member. “For eight years I was homeless. CountyCare introduced me to a social worker…. [Read More]


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Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms

Strokes affect nearly 800,000 people each year, and are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. A stroke occurs when blood cannot get to an area of the brain, often because of a clot or tear in… [Read More]


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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]