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Cook County Announces Bold Plans to Address Behavioral Health

In response to decreased funding of community-based behavioral health services and the impact on Cook County, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon today announced plans to expand behavioral… [Read More]


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Chief Psychologist Prepared With Academics & Broad-Field Training

Dr. Kenya D. Key is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Chief Psychologist at Cermak Health Services, a division of Cook County Health & Hospital System, service providers at Cook County Jail. She has previously worked as a staff psychologist… [Read More]


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CCHHS Offers Fire Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is urging residents to take precautions to prevent home fires and burn injuries, which occur most commonly in the winter months. Fires and burn injuries are often caused by the use of… [Read More]


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American Liver Foundation & CCHHS’ Bashar Attar, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Bashar Attar of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, will lead the American Liver Foundation’s (ALF) final webinar of the year on December 17, at 6:00PM. The webinar is designed for both professionals and the general public. During 2015, the ALF sponsored a… [Read More]


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CCHHS Celebrates World AIDS Day December 1

Today the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) will celebrate World AIDS Day.  On World AIDS Day, people across the globe unite to raise awareness about HIV/AIDs, support those living with HIV and remember those who have passed away…. [Read More]


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Dr. Jorge Prieto Health Center Has a New Dental Suite

Cook County Health & Hospitals System hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony recently in celebration the new dental clinic suite at Prieto Health Center at 2424 South Pulaski Road in Chicago. A wide range of dental services, from cleanings and fillings, root… [Read More]


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National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 6-12

Let’s work together to decrease the spread of infectious diseases! The goal of National Handwashing Awareness Week is to decrease the spread of the flu and other infectious diseases by informing individuals to educate and help protect their communities. According to… [Read More]


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2nd Annual Project CONNECT Stakeholders Event

More than 50 staff members from the Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Stroger Hospital and the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center attended Project CONNECT’s 2nd annual stakeholders event on October 30. This event was convened to present project and… [Read More]


Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO, CCHHS, Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, Kate Maehr, Executive Director/CEO, Greater Chicago Food Depository and Luis Arroyo Jr., Cook County Commissioner, 8th District, with the FRESH truck at Logan Square Health Center.

CCHHS Launches New Pilot Program to Address Patients’ Food Insecurity

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) has launched a new pilot program to connect food-insecure patients- those who lack consistent access to enough food or healthy food- with fresh produce through a partnership with the Greater Chicago Food… [Read More]


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CCHHS Releases FY2016 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted a $1.7 billion preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget to the CCHHS Finance Committee today. The proposed budget allows CCHHS to invest in new and existing community-based outpatient… [Read More]