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Donate Life Month

June 10th-17th is Men’s Health Week

The Goal of Men’s Health Week: Think and Act Preventively! Men in the U.S. are living shorter lives than American women, with average life expectancy at 74.6 years vs. 79.6 years for women (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Statistically,… [Read More]


Trauma & Burn Symposium: June 14-15, 2013

Welcome from the Cook County Trauma Chairman The 2nd Annual Cook County Trauma Symposium was conceived as a learning & teaching crucible for physicians and other health-care professionals interested in injury. The Trauma and Burn surgeons at Cook County Hospital firmly believe in… [Read More]

Step Up Get Tested


STEP UP, GET TESTED is a citywide unified effort that brings AIDS service and community-based organizations together to scale up HIV testing in the most underserved communities of Chicago. As part of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27th,… [Read More]


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]

Dr. Raju

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]


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.


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]