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CCHHS Reminds Parents to Schedule Back to School Physicals

The first day of school will be here before you know it.  Pediatric and primary care providers at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System are reminding Illinois parents that students entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade are… [Read More]


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Improving the Health of the Community One Celery Stalk at a Time

With her arms full of fresh fruits and vegetables, courtesy of the Greater Chicago Food Depository FRESH Truck, Carmelita Dorsey was eager to get to her Blue Island home to prepare a big healthy salad for lunch. Dorsey was just… [Read More]


Strategic Plan

CCHHS’ Three-Year Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Directors

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board of Directors unanimously approved a three-year strategic plan to guide the health system’s activities and goals from 2017 through 2019. CCHHS began strategic planning processes earlier this year that included dozens of… [Read More]


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]


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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]