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Ruth M. Rothstein

County Health System Remembers Mrs. Ruth Rothstein, Former Chief of Cook County Health Services

Ruth Rothstein came to Chicago in 1950 as a union organizer but spent most of the rest of her life reviving area hospitals and working to improve the health system in Cook County. Known for her tough, no-nonsense exterior and… [Read More]


National Minority Donor Awareness Month

August 1st kicks off National Minority Donor Awareness Month

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month – a time to call attention to the more than 5,000 Illinois residents and 118,000 people nationwide waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. Of the 118,000 men, women and children listed on the national… [Read More]


Twitter Feature Story

Dr. Raju named Top CEO’s to follow on Twitter

Social media has revolutionized the way Americans share information. Sites like Twitter give healthcare leaders an unprecedented opportunity to connect with both industry professionals and patients, and shape the national healthcare conversation. Here are 20 leaders from hospitals and health… [Read More]


Phelan Dedication

CCHHS Dedicates Specialty Care Atrium to County Board President

CHICAGO– Cook County Health & Hospitals System CEO Dr. Ram Raju, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and CCHHS Chairman of the Board David Carvalho today announced the dedication of the new Specialty Care Atrium to former Cook County Board President Richard… [Read More]


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Cook County & Gov. Quinn Increase Health Care Coverage

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation that enacts a critical part of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) by making Medicaid coverage available to all low-income adults in Illinois. Today’s action delivers on a major priority announced by… [Read More]


Cancer Prevention

Help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer!

One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight to end cancer. Today, we need your help to finish the fight by inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and… [Read More]


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CCHHS Urges Residents to Boost Precautions During Heat

CHICAGO – Ahead of another day of extreme heat, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System is reminding residents to take extra measures during extreme heat. “High heat and humidity is dangerous for all Cook County residents– young, elderly and… [Read More]


4th of July

Fourth of July is here – have fun, but stay safe.

Fourth of July is a perfect time to gather with family and friends,” said Cook County Department of Public Health chief operating officer Terry Mason, MD, FACS. “When you are enjoying picnics, block parties and other Fourth of July celebrations,… [Read More]


Eye Injury Prevention Month

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Preventing eye injuries is vital! Good eye protection is a must, especially during the summer season. Everyone, including children, is at risk for eye damage from UV radiation that can lead to loss of vision. People who have prolonged exposure to… [Read More]


Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center

Cook County and City of Chicago National HIV Testing Day

CHICAGO –The STEP UP, GET TESTED: ChicaGO for 5K campaign, a collaboration of healthcare agencies, including the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Chicago Department of Public Health and other AIDS service organizations… [Read More]