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Ultrasound is a Better Initial Test for Diagnosing Kidney Stones

Each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems according to the National Kidney Foundation. The majority of these patients undergo CT imaging incurring significant cost, radiation exposure, and other side effects. Emergency… [Read More]


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CCHHS Opens New Center to Provide 24/7 Behavioral Health Stabilization and Support

Today the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), with support from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the Cook County Justice Advisory Council, celebrated the opening of CCHHS’ new pilot Community Triage Center (CTC)…. [Read More]


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Fall Can Trigger Asthma and Allergy Symptoms

The leaves are beginning to turn, the cooler days of fall are upon us and that could trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, especially for children who have returned to the classroom. Physicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System… [Read More]


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Non-Contrast MRA Provides Safe Diagnostic Alternative for Patients with Kidney Disease

Patients with diabetes or renal failure are at high risk for deadly and debilitating vascular diseases, however, the most common imaging tool to evaluate the blood vessels uses a contrast agent that can further damage the kidneys. Radiologists at the… [Read More]


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Cook County Health to Increase Access to Care for Uninsured Residents

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), with support from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioners Bridget Gainer, Jesús “Chuy” Garcia and Robert Steele and the county wide Healthy Communities Cook County (HC3) Coalition, intends to launch… [Read More]


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New CCHHS Central Campus Health Center Approved by State Review Board

The Illinois Health Facilities Planning & Services Review Board has approved Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Certificate of Need (CON) application to construct a new Central Campus Health Center. The state-of-the-art outpatient facility will be connected to John H. Stroger Jr…. [Read More]


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Cook County Honors World-Renowned Trauma Center, Nation’s First, on its 50th Anniversary

Pioneers, angels, lifelong friends — just a few of the words used by grateful patients and Cook County leaders to describe the 50-year legacy of the Cook County Trauma Unit. A special program was held September 9 at John H…. [Read More]


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Vaccination Misconceptions are Dangerous and Deadly

An alarming survey by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finds an increasing number of physicians are encountering parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.  The most common reason cited — a belief that the diseases vaccines prevent have been… [Read More]


CCHHS Releases FY2017 Preliminary Budget

CCHHS Releases FY2017 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted the health system’s preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget to the CCHHS Finance Committee today. The 2017 budget represents a 3 percent decrease over 2016. The proposed $1.8… [Read More]


The Best Advice for Heart Failure Patients: Get Up and Move

Everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs can become very difficult for heart failure patients, but getting up and moving may be exactly what these patients need most. Dr. Rami Doukky, Chairman of Cardiology at the Cook County Health… [Read More]