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Watch Out for Frostbite As Chicago Area’s Temperature Drops

An unwelcome visitor has come to the Chicago area: bone-chillingly cold weather. With that comes an increased chance of getting frostbite, even if you’re just outside for a few minutes. Frostbite is an injury— almost like a burn—that can potentially… [Read More]


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CountyCare Earns Quality Accreditation, Grows Membership

“I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for CountyCare,” said Linda Hooker, a patient at Cook County Health’s (CCH) Stroger Hospital and CountyCare member. “For eight years I was homeless. CountyCare introduced me to a social worker. My social worker… [Read More]


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Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms

Strokes affect nearly 800,000 people each year, and are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. A stroke occurs when blood cannot get to an area of the brain, often because of a clot or tear in… [Read More]


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Tips for a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Cook County Department of Public Health has tips to ensure everyone has a healthy holiday! Holiday celebrations bring family and friends together, but being in close contact with loved ones who may be… [Read More]


New Study Examining Uniform Ways to Monitor Low Blood Glucose Among Diabetics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a $250,000 grant to Cook County Health (CCH) and two other Chicago health centers to evaluate methods to monitor low blood glucose events among hospitalized diabetic patients. The goal of the study… [Read More]


Privacy Breach Public Notice

Privacy Breach Public Notice

On August 1, 2017, Cook County Health (CCH) and the Office of Corporate Compliance were notified by Experian Health, a Business Associate that helps us determine insurance eligibility, that they experienced a security breach. Under the Health Insurance Portability and… [Read More]


CCH CEO Named as a “Physician Leader to Know”

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Cook County Health (CCH) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon to their annual list of Physician Leaders of Hospitals & Health Systems to Know for 2017. This list highlights physician leaders who have demonstrated both outstanding leadership… [Read More]


Family Health Network Members Join CountyCare

Family Health Network Members Join CountyCare

The Cook County Health (CCH) announced today that Family Health Network’s (FHN) Medicaid members in Cook County are joining CCH’ Medicaid managed care health plan, CountyCare.   “The partnership with FHN provides a strategic opportunity for CountyCare to combine best… [Read More]


Immunizations and Annual Physicals Key to a Healthy Start to School

With the start of the school year right around the corner, Cook County Health is encouraging families to get an annual physical exam and required immunizations for their children. “An easy way to keep your family healthy is making sure… [Read More]


CCH Releases FY2018 Preliminary Budget

CCH Releases FY2018 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Health (CCH) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted the health system’s preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget to the CCH Finance Committee today. The proposed $2.4 billion budget contemplates the growth of CountyCare membership, strengthens critical revenue-focused business functions,… [Read More]