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Cook County Department of Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

Cook County Department of Public Health Awarded National Accreditation The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) was awarded national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). To receive national accreditation, CCDPH had to undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed… [Read More]


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CCHHS Director, Palliative Care Services Wins Prestigious Award

Leaders who expand palliative care to veterans and safety-net patients and promote patient-centered care to seriously ill children receive 2014 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards CHICAGO – The Cook County Health and Hospitals (CCHHS) system announced today that Dr. Catherine… [Read More]


World Kidney Day, March 13

World Kidney Day, March 13th

Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. But while the majority of Americans can recite the common tests for breast and prostate cancer, not many know the risk factors and tests that could keep… [Read More]


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Health forum draws gives men wellness lessons

Dr. Courtney Hollowell says men downplay importance of health care February 11, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Chairman of Urology at cook County Health and Hospital System spends a lot of time talking to men about taking an… [Read More]


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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. In the U.S., more than 1 million people are projected to receive a cancer diagnosis… [Read More]


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Experts: Moving new Medicaid patients out of ER will take time

Lela Morgan, a nurse, says she lived for years without health insurance after a nervous breakdown in 2005 left her unable to work. Every 90 days, when she was running low on medications for osteoarthritis and hypertension, she commuted about… [Read More]


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Wear Red for Women on February 7th

Raise Awareness About Heart Disease Among Women Did you know… Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year? Did you know… Heart disease claims the lives of nearly a half-million American… [Read More]


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Editorial: Cook County’s next top doc

Dr. Ram Raju arrived in 2011 from New York as the new chief executive of the Cook County health system with two great qualities: He had excellent experience in health care management and no experience in Chicago politics. Both served… [Read More]


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CCHHS Announces 70,000 members in CountyCare

Cook County Officials Announce 70,000 CountyCare Members Declare Medicaid expansion in Cook County working CHICAGO – Joined by United States Senator Richard Durbin and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Dr. Ram Raju, CEO, CCHHS, announced today that 70,000 Cook… [Read More]


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Dangerous cold continues in Chicago

ABC News: Arctic blast continues in Chicago: CPS closed 2nd day in row ABC Nightline: 24 Hours Inside the Polar Vortex CNN: Winter weather trumps travel WTTW: Chicago Tonight: Medical Impact of Extreme Cold