Press Releases

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 (CCH) and two other Chicago health centers to evaluate methods to monitor low blood glucose events among hospitalized diabetic patients. The goal of the study… [Read More]


Privacy Breach Public Notice

Privacy Breach Public Notice

On August 1, 2017, Cook County Health (CCH) 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 Insurance Portability and… [Read More]


CCH CEO Named as a “Physician Leader to Know”

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Cook County Health (CCH) 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 both outstanding leadership… [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 (CCH) announced today that Family Health Network’s (FHN) Medicaid members in Cook County are joining CCH’ Medicaid managed care health plan, CountyCare.   “The partnership with FHN provides a strategic opportunity for CountyCare to combine best… [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 is encouraging families to get an annual physical exam and required immunizations for their children. “An easy way to keep your family healthy is making sure… [Read More]


CCH Releases FY2018 Preliminary Budget

CCH Releases FY2018 Preliminary Budget

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


Pills used for HIV Prophylaxis

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


CCH 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]