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CCHHS Urges Legislators to Take Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Stroger Hospital today joined groups around the country working to enhance awareness of the impact of gun violence by participating in National Wear Orange Day. During a press conference at Stroger Hospital today,… [Read More]


Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Chair of Urology, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Dr. Hollowell is CCHHS’ 2018 Doctor of the Year

Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Urologic Surgeon and Chairman of Urology at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, has been named Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS)’s 2018 Doctor of the Year. Dr. Hollowell was nominated for this award by co-workers, who noted… [Read More]


Old Cook County Clinic Demolished to Pave Way for New Patient Space

Old Cook County Clinic Demolished to Pave Way for New Patient Space

On January 31, 2018, Cook County began demolishing its Fantus Clinic, as part of its plan to renovate the Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s central campus and surrounding area. A new 9-story, 282,000 square foot building is being constructed… [Read More]


Stroger Hospital High Performing in Heart Failure Care: U.S. News and World Report

Lucina Hernandez was expecting her second child when she began experiencing severe pain in her chest. She had developed acute heart failure related to lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, and needed an emergency C-section. “We take care of some of… [Read More]


CountyCare

CountyCare Earns Quality Accreditation, Grows Membership

“I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for CountyCare,” said Linda Hooker, a patient at Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Stroger Hospital and CountyCare member. “For eight years I was homeless. CountyCare introduced me to a social worker…. [Read More]


Cook County Celebrates Construction Milestone for New West Side Health Center

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hosted a “topping out” ceremony on August 9 to celebrate continued construction progress CCHHS’ new state-of-the-art health center in Chicago’s Near West Side. During the… [Read More]


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General Medicine Clinic is Relocating

As the largest Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) outpatient clinic, the General Medicine Clinic (GMC) at Fantus Health Center will begin relocating services this month to facilitate improvements on the central campus. CCHHS is building a new Central… [Read More]


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Construction Begins on New Cook County Central Campus Health Center

Today, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners broke ground on a new state-of-the-art health center in Chicago. “The Central Campus Health Center represents a true… [Read More]


Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a Better Initial Test for Diagnosing Kidney Stones

Each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems according to the National Kidney Foundation. The majority of these patients undergo CT imaging incurring significant cost, radiation exposure, and other side effects. Emergency… [Read More]


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9th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event Held Friday at Stroger

Red and blue may be the colors to wear in Chicago now that the Chicago Cubs have gotten to the World Series. But at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital on Friday, it was all about pink. Stroger had its 9th… [Read More]