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CCH Releases FY2019 Preliminary Budget: Balanced Budget Includes New Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Dialysis Services Without Increase in Taxpayer Allocation

CCH Releases FY2019 Preliminary Budget: Balanced Budget Includes New Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Dialysis Services Without Increase in Taxpayer Allocation

Cook County Health’s (CCH) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted the health system’s preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget to the CCH Finance Committee today. The proposed FY2019 budget does not seek additional operating support from Cook County taxpayers. The FY2019… [Read More]


CCH Reminds Parents to Schedule Back to School Immunizations and Physicals

Summer vacation is coming to an end and the first day of school will be here before you know it. Physicians at the Cook County Health (CCH) are encouraging families to get an annual physical exam and required immunizations for… [Read More]


Lollapalooza Music Festival: Have Fun, Stay Safe

The Lollapalooza Music Festival at Grant Park is right around the corner.  An impressive lineup of musical acts during the festival is a definite.  But a trip to the emergency room for excessive drug and alcohol intake doesn’t have to… [Read More]


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Provident Hospital 25th Year Anniversary

On August 16, it will have been 25 years since Provident Hospital became part of Cook County Health & Hospital System (CCH) as a public, community teaching hospital. At 500 E. 51st St, Provident Hospital has been an anchor in… [Read More]


FDA Approves PrEP Drug for Adolescents

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded access to the only approved HIV-prevention drug, so that adolescents are included. Adolescents between the ages of 13 and 24 have one of the highest rates of new HIV infection.  But the… [Read More]


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Sun Safety Tips

Now that temperatures have finally warmed up in Cook County, you might be planning a lot of activities outdoors. Enjoy being outside, but remember to protect yourself against the damage the sun can do to your skin. Skin cancer is… [Read More]


Tick-Borne Diseases Are on the Rise

Tick-borne diseases have been steadily rising in the United States, with Lyme disease being the most common. The number of Americans getting sick each year by bites from infected ticks has more than doubled from 2004 to 2016—the most recent… [Read More]


Dr. Ronald Wyatt Is CCH’ New Quality Officer

Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA is the new Chief Quality Officer for the Cook County Health (CCH), which is one of the largest public health care systems in the country. Dr. Wyatt has extensive experience and is a noted expert in… [Read More]


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CCH Encourages Residents to Take Precautions During Upcoming Heat Wave

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


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CCH’ CEO Named One of Becker’s 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare

Dr. John Jay Shannon, CEO of Cook County Health (CCH), was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 great leaders in healthcare list. To be chosen for Becker’s list, individuals had to demonstrate they are ‘taking the lead in transforming healthcare in the… [Read More]