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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]


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Immunizations & Annual Physicals Key to Healthy Start to School

CCHHS offers low- or no-cost immunizations, Logan Square hosts School Physical Day With the school year starting in just a few weeks, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System is reminding families that it is time to start getting ready… [Read More]


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CCHHS Releases FY2015 Preliminary Budget

$1.5 billion spending plan designed to expand CountyCare and improve patient experience Cook County Health & Hospitals System Chief Executive Officer Dr. John Jay Shannon today submitted a $1.5 billion fiscal year 2015 preliminary budget to the CCHHS Board of… [Read More]


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CCHHS Board Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

Hill Hammock unanimously elected Chairman of the Board The Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board at its annual meeting today elected a new chairman and vice chairman. Director Hill Hammock was unanimously elected chairman of the board, replacing David… [Read More]


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Enjoy the weather, but remember to prevent against West Nile virus

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials would like to remind residents to be cautious and protect against West Nile virus (WNV). Prevention is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family from becoming infected with WNV…. [Read More]


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Navy corpsmen sharpen skills at Stroger

By Geoff Ziezulewicz, Tribune reporter June 27, 2014 View the video here. Last Friday night in Stroger Hospital’s trauma unit, Michael Soto stood at a woman’s side, watching intently as a surgeon treated her for a leg injury, ready to… [Read More]


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Safety tips for residents while enjoying the outdoors.

“According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), home and recreational injuries can be prevented, yet they make up roughly a third of all emergency room visits each year,” said Cook County Department of Public Health COO… [Read More]


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Step Up. Get Tested.

The Chicagoland HIV Testing Collaborative (CHTC) 2014 is hosting its 3rd annual HIV/HCV testing and social marketing campaign, Step Up. Get Tested., established by staff from the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, HHS Region V Office, the CORE Foundation and… [Read More]


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Cook County releases 1st snapshot of new Medicaid patients

Data reveal the deep challenge that Illinois, hospitals and insurance networks face to help many of the enrollees get their health under control and, in turn, hold down costs New data released in May offer the first look at the… [Read More]


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National Public Health Week April 7 – April 11

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials use National Public Health Week (NPHW) to launch a new infographic designed to inform the public about the sexual behaviors of suburban Cook County teens and the number of sexually transmitted diseases… [Read More]