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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]


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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]