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Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCHHS Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCHHS Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

If you are headed to Lollapalooza, have a great time — but beware of potential dangers. That’s the advice of physicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System. The Emergency Department at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital is prepared… [Read More]


Heat Wave Precautions

Take Precautions During Excessive Heat

With the mercury expected to reach the 90s and the heat index soaring near 100 later this week, physicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System urge you to take extra measures to stay cool. “When we sweat in… [Read More]


Strategic Plan

CCHHS Releases Draft Strategic Plan

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System has posted a draft of its three-year strategic plan Impact 2020. A public hearing on the draft plan will be held on July 21st and the CCHHS Board of Directors will consider the… [Read More]


Fireworks

Avoid Firework Injuries by Leaving the Show to the Professionals

Keep your eyes to the skies this Fourth of July and your hands off fireworks. That’s the best advice to reduce your risk of injury during this extended holiday weekend. “Do not underestimate the dangers of fireworks,” said Dr. Stathis… [Read More]


Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Chair of Urology, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

5 Health Tips Every Man Should Know

Don’t just get by; take charge of your health. “Men avoid seeing the doctor when sick and put off checkups when well,” says Dr. Courtney Hollowell, men’s health expert and Chairman of Urology for the Cook County Health and Hospitals… [Read More]


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Chicago Health Centers Receive Grant to Launch Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment Programs

Three Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) networks, Esperanza Health Centers, Heartland Health Centers, and PrimeCare Community Health, with support from the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million for a two-year… [Read More]


Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms during National Stroke Awareness Month

Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms during National Stroke Awareness Month

May is American Stroke Month. 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… [Read More]


Strategic planning

Strategic Planning Town Hall Meetings Planned for May

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System is hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout Cook County to obtain input and ideas from our community on the system’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. Dates and locations are below. If you have any questions or… [Read More]


Rendering of the proposed Central Campus Health Center

Cook County Announces Plans for New Central Campus Health Center

This month Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Health & Hospitals System released the proposal for construction of the new Central Campus Health Center, a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility that will adjoin John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital…. [Read More]


Children are most vulnerable to accidental poisonings. Keep your family safe by poison-proofing your home!

Cook County Officials Encourage Residents to Poison-Proof Homes

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control are encouraging people to poison-proof their homes in recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26. Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death… [Read More]