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March 2-8 Is National Sleep Awareness Week

After a long day of work and activity, we can hardly wait for bedtime. But for some, falling asleep can be elusive and stressful.  At some point in their lives, most people experience difficulty in falling asleep. National Sleep Awareness Week… [Read More]


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CCHHS Blood Bank Founder Dr. Bernard Fantus Honored

When Dr. Bernard Fantus started the first-ever blood bank nearly 80 years ago at Cook County Hospital, he was looking for a way to ensure that patients in dire need of a blood transfusion wouldn’t have to endure a frantic search to… [Read More]


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Cook County seeking public input on former hospital site

John Byrne | Tribune reporter, 10:03 a.m. CDT, September 23, 2014 – Cook County officials will solicit ideas from the public tonight as they try yet again to figure out what to do with the old Cook County Hospital building on… [Read More]


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CORE Center Hosts Stakeholder Meeting for Project CONNECT

Launching partnership with AIDS Foundation of Chicago to expand program to other hospitals The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center’s Project CONNECT today hosted a stakeholders meeting, “The Past, Present, and Future of the HIV Inpatient Service & the Role of… [Read More]


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County Hosts Ideas Workshop “Charrette” on Old Cook County Hospital Building

The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, is hosting an open ideas workshop. You’re Invited! The two-week charrette will kick off with an event on Tuesday, September 23 featuring a presentation from Cook… [Read More]


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CountyCare Now Offering Family Health Plan Option

Plan covers wide range of health care services, including doctor visits and prescriptions, for children, parents and caregivers Parents in search of a health plan for the entire family, now have CountyCare as an option. CountyCare is offering no-cost health… [Read More]


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Dr. John Jay Shannon speaks at City Club of Chicago

John Jay Shannon, MD, is the CEO of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). The CCHHS Board of Directors unanimously appointed Dr. Shannon to the position on June 27, 2014. He served as the interim CEO for the… [Read More]


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CCHHS Board Passes FY2015 Preliminary Budget

$1.5 billion spending plan designed to improve patient experience expand CountyCare The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) Board today unanimously approved a $1.5 billion fiscal year 2015 preliminary budget. This budget allows CCHHS to maintain its mission as… [Read More]


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Stroger Awarded Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

The Joint Commission Recognizes Stroke Program The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Stroger Hospital demonstrated that its… [Read More]


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Crain’s checks in with CCHHS: Eyes call center & more nurses

Cook County Health and Hospitals System’s budget for 2015 calls for opening a call center, hiring hundreds of nurses and investing in everything from wheelchairs to exam tables to bolster the patient experience. The initiatives, part of the system’s proposed… [Read More]