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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]


Strategic planning

Strategic Planning Town Hall Meetings Planned for May

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System is hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout Cook County to obtain input and ideas from our community on the system’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. Dates and locations are below. If you have any questions or… [Read More]


Rendering of the proposed Central Campus Health Center

Cook County Announces Plans for New Central Campus Health Center

This month Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Health & Hospitals System released the proposal for construction of the new Central Campus Health Center, a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility that will adjoin John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital…. [Read More]


Children are most vulnerable to accidental poisonings. Keep your family safe by poison-proofing your home!

Cook County Officials Encourage Residents to Poison-Proof Homes

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control are encouraging people to poison-proof their homes in recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26. Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death… [Read More]


Woman in medical consultation

Cook County Announces Bold Plans to Address Behavioral Health

In response to decreased funding of community-based behavioral health services and the impact on Cook County, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon today announced plans to expand behavioral… [Read More]


Dr. Kenya D. Key

Chief Psychologist Prepared With Academics & Broad-Field Training

Dr. Kenya D. Key is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Chief Psychologist at Cermak Health Services, a division of Cook County Health & Hospital System, service providers at Cook County Jail. She has previously worked as a staff psychologist… [Read More]


Firework Safety Featured Story

CCHHS Offers Fire Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is urging residents to take precautions to prevent home fires and burn injuries, which occur most commonly in the winter months. Fires and burn injuries are often caused by the use of… [Read More]


Bashar Attar

American Liver Foundation & CCHHS’ Bashar Attar, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Bashar Attar of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, will lead the American Liver Foundation’s (ALF) final webinar of the year on December 17, at 6:00PM. The webinar is designed for both professionals and the general public. During 2015, the ALF sponsored a… [Read More]


Core Center

CCHHS Celebrates World AIDS Day December 1

Today the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) will celebrate World AIDS Day.  On World AIDS Day, people across the globe unite to raise awareness about HIV/AIDs, support those living with HIV and remember those who have passed away…. [Read More]


Prieto dental suite

Dr. Jorge Prieto Health Center Has a New Dental Suite

Cook County Health & Hospitals System hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony recently in celebration the new dental clinic suite at Prieto Health Center at 2424 South Pulaski Road in Chicago. A wide range of dental services, from cleanings and fillings, root… [Read More]