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Stroger Hospital’s Division of Nephrology Receives Singular Honor

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital’s Division of Nephrology was recently recognized as “High Performing” among BEST Regional Hospitals / Nephrology – U.S. News & World Report. We are especially proud of our colleagues because they are the only JHSH division… [Read More]

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Cook County Holds as Flu Outbreak Overwhelms Area Hospitals

WGN TV Checks in with Cook County Emergency Medical Staff as area hospitals remain on bypass.

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Outbreak has ERs full of flu patients

January 7, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The flu outbreak is so widespread in Chicago that emergency rooms are full of patients seeking treatment. Doctors are so busy ambulance drivers are told to bypass eight area hospitals if there’s time to safely… [Read More]

Increasing Influenza-like Illness Activity in Suburban Cook County

Increasing Influenza-like Illness Activity in Suburban Cook County

Increasing influenza-like illness activity in Suburban Cook County Public Health officials recommend that you give the gift of health by adding a flu vaccine to your final shopping list this holiday season.                                                                   Everyone six months of age and older should… [Read More]

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I-MaC (I Made a Choice) Project

The I-MaC (I Made a Choice) project is a collaborative prevention initiative between the Chicago HIV Risk Reduction Partnership for Youth (CHRRPY) and two community-based organizations. CHRRPY created by providers from the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at… [Read More]


CountyCare begins at Health System

County services will shift from emergency care to “medical home” model This week Cook County will start sending letters to about 115,000 of its low-income residents inviting them to enroll in the county’s new Medicaid program. Adults under 65 with… [Read More]


Cook County Captures 1115 Waiver

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Announce 1115 Medicaid Waiver   Impact Expected to Enroll 115,000 Patients Under Medicaid Umbrella CHICAGO-Cook County Health and Hospitals System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced… [Read More]

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Cook County Health System On The Mend

One of the highlights of the budget presentation Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made last week to the Tribune editorial board was an impressively streamlined $868 million spending plan for the health system. In this case, what we didn’t… [Read More]

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Cook County Health System Supports Cigarette Tax Hike

President Preckwinkle, Dr. Raju, Health Advocates Highlight Benefits of Cigarette Tax Study says $1-a-pack increase could save more than 10,000 lives, millions in health-related costs in the next five years   Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by… [Read More]


Provident Hospitals Offers Free Mammograms

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Provident Hospital of Cook County offers to women over 40 years of age free mammograms to the first 50 women (who preferably have never had a mammogram). Call (312) 572-2722 to make… [Read More]