Press Releases

CCH Releases FY2017 Preliminary Budget

CCH Releases FY2017 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Health’s (CCH) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted the health system’s preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget to the CCH Finance Committee today. The 2017 budget represents a 3 percent decrease over 2016. The proposed $1.8 billion budget allows… [Read More]


The Best Advice for Heart Failure Patients: Get Up and Move

Everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs can become very difficult for heart failure patients, but getting up and moving may be exactly what these patients need most. Dr. Rami Doukky, Chairman of Cardiology at the Cook County Health… [Read More]


Quit Smoking

Study Finds Improved Smoking Cessation Rates When Education Integrated with Routine Doctor Visits

Incorporating smoking cessation services into routine healthcare visits can have a positive impact on helping people quit smoking according to a new study by clinicians at the Cook County Health (CCH). The study, published online in the Journal of Community… [Read More]


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CCH Reminds Parents to Schedule Back to School Physicals

The first day of school will be here before you know it.  Pediatric and primary care providers at the Cook County Health are reminding Illinois parents that students entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade are required to undergo… [Read More]


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Improving the Health of the Community One Celery Stalk at a Time

With her arms full of fresh fruits and vegetables, courtesy of the Greater Chicago Food Depository FRESH Truck, Carmelita Dorsey was eager to get to her Blue Island home to prepare a big healthy salad for lunch. Dorsey was just… [Read More]


Strategic Plan

CCH’ Three-Year Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Directors

The Cook County Health Board of Directors unanimously approved a three-year strategic plan to guide the health system’s activities and goals from 2017 through 2019. CCH began strategic planning processes earlier this year that included dozens of meetings, presentations and… [Read More]


Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCH Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCH Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

If you are headed to Lollapalooza, have a great time — but beware of potential dangers. That’s the advice of physicians at the Cook County Health. The Emergency Department at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital is prepared for an influx… [Read More]


Heat Wave Precautions

Take Precautions During Excessive Heat

With the mercury expected to reach the 90s and the heat index soaring near 100 later this week, physicians at the Cook County Health urge you to take extra measures to stay cool. “When we sweat in high heat and… [Read More]


Strategic Plan

CCH Releases Draft Strategic Plan

The Cook County Health has posted a draft of its three-year strategic plan Impact 2020. A public hearing on the draft plan will be held on July 21st and the CCH Board of Directors will consider the plan at its… [Read More]


Fireworks

Avoid Firework Injuries by Leaving the Show to the Professionals

Keep your eyes to the skies this Fourth of July and your hands off fireworks. That’s the best advice to reduce your risk of injury during this extended holiday weekend. “Do not underestimate the dangers of fireworks,” said Dr. Stathis… [Read More]