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Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO, CCHHS, Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, Kate Maehr, Executive Director/CEO, Greater Chicago Food Depository and Luis Arroyo Jr., Cook County Commissioner, 8th District, with the FRESH truck at Logan Square Health Center.

CCH Launches New Pilot Program to Address Patients’ Food Insecurity

The Cook County Health (CCH) has launched a new pilot program to connect food-insecure patients- those who lack consistent access to enough food or healthy food- with fresh produce through a partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. “People need… [Read More]


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CCH Releases FY2016 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Health’s (CCH) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted a $1.7 billion preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget to the CCH Finance Committee today. The proposed budget allows CCH to invest in new and existing community-based outpatient clinical services and… [Read More]


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Join us for a CCH Vendor Forum

The CCH Vendor Forum will provide an opportunity to learn about Cook County’s MBE/WBE and Veteran’s Preference programs, CCH contracting policies and upcoming CCH projects. A reception will follow, giving MBE/WBE & Veteran-owned businesses an opportunity to network with some of CCH’ larger vendors and… [Read More]


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Health Officials Warn Concert-Goers of Drug Overdose

The Cook County Health and Illinois Poison Center (IPC) have seen a troubling trend of drug and alcohol overdoses among young adults attending concerts and festivals this summer. “This summer during concert days Stroger Hospital prepares to see an influx… [Read More]


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CCH Appoints Dr. Suja Mathew Chair of Medicine

Dr. Mathew also named Governor-Elect of the American College of Physicians Illinois Chapter, Northern Region. Suja M. Mathew, MD, FACP, has been named Chair of Medicine for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCH).  A resident of Hinsdale, Dr…. [Read More]


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Obamacare gives Cook County Health a financial boost

The Affordable Care Act has provided a booster shot to the Cook County Health, what county officials hope is the beginning of the road to financial well-being. The public health system’s revenue, including Cook County tax dollars, exceeded expenses by… [Read More]


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Hospital system touts year’s worth of achievements

The Cook County Health has released “CCH: A Year in Review,” summarizing achievements in the past 12 months. Highlights include: CountyCare, a permanent option for people enrolling in Medicaid now has about 180,000 members; a reduction in uninsured patients from… [Read More]


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Leave Fireworks to the Professionals!

Fireworks are extremely dangerous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 65% of fireworks injuries are caused in the 30 days surrounding the July 4th holiday. In 2013, there were 8 deaths and an estimated 11,400 injuries throughout the… [Read More]


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CCH Hosts Free Kidney Screening June 9th, 10am-3pm

Did you know that 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease? John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, located at 1969 West Ogden Avenue in Chicago, will be the site for a free kidney screening on June 9th,… [Read More]


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County picks finalists for hospital campus redevelopment

Development teams including McCaffery Interests, MB Real Estate Services, Walsh Construction and Lend Lease have made the short list for the job of redeveloping the Cook County Hospital campus on Chicago’s West Side. County officials are in the process of… [Read More]