Press Releases

Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Chair of Urology, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

5 Health Tips Every Man Should Know

Don’t just get by; take charge of your health. “Men avoid seeing the doctor when sick and put off checkups when well,” says Dr. Courtney Hollowell, men’s health expert and Chairman of Urology for the Cook County Health and Hospitals… [Read More]


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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]


Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms during National Stroke Awareness Month

Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms during National Stroke Awareness Month

May is American Stroke Month. 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… [Read More]


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Stroger Hospital Earns Accreditation from The Joint Commission

John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s flagship hospital, earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation after its latest triennial survey. The Gold Seal of Approval® is bestowed to health care… [Read More]


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Strategic Planning Town Hall Meetings Planned for May

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System is hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout Cook County to obtain input and ideas from our community on the system’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. Dates and locations are below. If you have any questions or… [Read More]


Rendering of the proposed Central Campus Health Center

Cook County Announces Plans for New Central Campus Health Center

This month Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Health & Hospitals System released the proposal for construction of the new Central Campus Health Center, a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility that will adjoin John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital…. [Read More]


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CORE Center Awarded Grant to Continue Successful Transitional Care Program for Patients with HIV

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center was recently awarded a two year grant from The Chicago Community Trust’s (Trust) Rose Bernice Charitable Trust to support care coordination services for HIV positive patients through… [Read More]


Children are most vulnerable to accidental poisonings. Keep your family safe by poison-proofing your home!

Cook County Officials Encourage Residents to Poison-Proof Homes

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control are encouraging people to poison-proof their homes in recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26. Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death… [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]


CCHHS and Superior Ambulance Service  commemorate the Cook County Trauma Unit's 50th anniversary with a new ambulance.

Cook County Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Trauma Unit

The Cook County Trauma Unit at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1966 at Cook County Hospital, the trauma unit was the first comprehensive trauma unit established in the U.S., providing intervention… [Read More]