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Join us for a CCHHS Vendor Forum

The CCHHS Vendor Forum will provide an opportunity to learn about Cook County’s MBE/WBE and Veteran’s Preference programs, CCHHS contracting policies and upcoming CCHHS projects. A reception will follow, giving MBE/WBE & Veteran-owned businesses an opportunity to network with some of CCHHS’ larger vendors and… [Read More]


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Health Officials Warn Concert-Goers of Drug Overdose

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Illinois Poison Center (IPC) have seen a troubling trend of drug and alcohol overdoses among young adults attending concerts and festivals this summer. “This summer during concert days Stroger Hospital prepares to… [Read More]


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CCHHS Appoints Dr. Suja Mathew Chair of Medicine

Dr. Mathew also named Governor-Elect of the American College of Physicians Illinois Chapter, Northern Region. Suja M. Mathew, MD, FACP, has been named Chair of Medicine for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS).  A resident of Hinsdale, Dr…. [Read More]


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Obamacare gives Cook County Health a financial boost

The Affordable Care Act has provided a booster shot to the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, what county officials hope is the beginning of the road to financial well-being. The public health system’s revenue, including Cook County tax dollars,… [Read More]


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Hospital system touts year’s worth of achievements

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System has released “CCHHS: A Year in Review,” summarizing achievements in the past 12 months. Highlights include: CountyCare, a permanent option for people enrolling in Medicaid now has about 180,000 members; a reduction in… [Read More]


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Leave Fireworks to the Professionals!

Fireworks are extremely dangerous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 65% of fireworks injuries are caused in the 30 days surrounding the July 4th holiday. In 2013, there were 8 deaths and an estimated 11,400 injuries throughout the… [Read More]


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CCHHS Hosts Free Kidney Screening June 9th, 10am-3pm

Did you know that 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease? John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, located at 1969 West Ogden Avenue in Chicago, will be the site for a free kidney screening on June 9th,… [Read More]


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County picks finalists for hospital campus redevelopment

Development teams including McCaffery Interests, MB Real Estate Services, Walsh Construction and Lend Lease have made the short list for the job of redeveloping the Cook County Hospital campus on Chicago’s West Side. County officials are in the process of… [Read More]


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The insurance plan that got Cook County Health off life support

For years, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System was on life support. The Near West Side system depended on a steep annual subsidy from taxpayers and couldn’t shake the perception it was the place of last resort for care. But the… [Read More]


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Dr. Krishna Das Recognized as National Patient Safety Expert

  Krishna Das, MD, Chief Quality Officer for Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), was named to Becker’s Hospital Review list of “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety.” This national list recognizes preeminent health care providers, administrators,… [Read More]