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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]


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]


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Rush, Cook County hospitals find success fighting deadly superbug

A collaboration between Rush University Medical Center and Cook County health officials has dramatically reduced the spread of the superbug known as CRE, a potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A cleaning protocol developed by Rush and county researchers to fight CRE… [Read More]


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CIO Donna Hart Earns Award for Improving Health Care with IT

Donna Hart, Chief Information Officer for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) recently received a Health Information Technology (HIT) Men & Women Award for enhancing patient care through health IT during the international Health Information Management Systems Society… [Read More]


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It’s Springtime; the 4 Men Only Health Fair Returns!

Provident Hospital will again host the annual 4 Men Only Health Fair on Saturday, April 18, from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. This health fair has become a community fixture, this being its 18th year. There will be free lab work for prostate… [Read More]


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CCHHS Opens PrEP Clinic to Help Mitigate AIDS Infections

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is launching a new clinic to fight AIDS by preventing HIV infections. The new clinic will provide an HIV-preventive medication, HIV PreExposure Prophylaxis or PrEP, to people… [Read More]