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Protect yourself & your family, prevent 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]


Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month

It’s vital to take care of your eyes. Poor vision makes it harder to handle the activities of daily living, including reading, driving, and meal preparation. On the positive side – many eye problems and diseases can be treated if… [Read More]



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Letter from the CEO

Dear Colleagues and County Residents, I write to you as CEO at a moment of great change. At this extraordinary time of transformation, we look to our mission. Cook County Health and Hospitals System has a longstanding mission of caring… [Read More]


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CCH Celebrates Nurses through Excellence Award Program

Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCH), the third largest public health care system nationwide, implemented its second Annual Professional Registered Nurse Clinical . In an effort to raise awareness of others to these exceptional nurses, who work closest to… [Read More]


Spring into Health

Spring into Health

Mark your calendar! The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Health Fair is tomorrow, May 22nd. This year’s program will include health screenings, cooking demonstrations, educational materials, and more.


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Public health officials caution against tickborne disease

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to prevent against tick bites while outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. Ticks are found in and near wooded areas, tall grass and brush. Infected ticks can transmit… [Read More]


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PNHP’s Dr. Claudia Fegan on ‘Up with Chris Hayes’

Dr. Claudia Fegan, past president of Physicians for a National Health Program and chief medical officer at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, appeared on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes” on Nov. 24 as part of a panel… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju Voted 50 Most Influential Physician Executives 2013

Welcome to the gallery of this year’s ranking of theĀ 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare. The honorees were chosen by readers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician for their leadership in the varied sectors of… [Read More]


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Cook County’s early Medicaid expansion under way

CHICAGO (AP) – Cook County officials say 37,000 applications have been initiated in a new program that will provide insurance coverage without cost to patients. The CountyCare program expands Medicaid coverage a year ahead of what’s coming in many states… [Read More]