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Emergency Room Wait Times Drop at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

Preckwinkle Highlights Drop In Emergency Room Wait Times at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Ramanathan Raju announced today significant progress in two key areas… [Read More]


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Talk About Prescriptions Month

Since 1986, Talk About Prescriptions Month has provided an opportunity for patients, consumers, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the media to promote the value of high-quality communication to provide safe and appropriate medicine use. This health observance is sponsored by the… [Read More]


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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and remains the second leading cause of death among women. The good news is that death rates for… [Read More]


Play It Safe

Play it Safe

Join the Cook County Medical Team for a day of safety education and fun activities. This event is for parents and children. Come join the fun with games, entertainment, prizes, educational information, food and more. Parents and children are invited to come… [Read More]


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National Geographic on Cook County Trauma Unit: Bullet Wound

Its the real-life Greys Anatomy in Chicago. Every day, a team of idealistic young doctors rides the El to Chicagos gritty southwest side. But no amount of reading can prepare them for the most challenging test of their lives a… [Read More]


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National Geographic on Cook County Trauma Unit – Shooting Survivor

Its the real-life Greys Anatomy in Chicago. Every day, a team of idealistic young doctors rides the El to Chicagos gritty southwest side. But no amount of reading can prepare them for the most challenging test of their lives a… [Read More]


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CNN Checks with County Trauma Unit

CNN’s Ted Rowlands reports from Chicago’s Cook County Trauma Unit and witnesses the result of violence in the streets.


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LEEP2 (Living, Eating, Exercising and Problem-Solving)

LEEP2 (Living, Eating, Exercising and Problem-Solving) is a nutrition and wellness program for children and adolescents 7-21 years of age facilitated through the Pediatric Department’s Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and Division of Endocrinology and sponsored by the… [Read More]


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CCHHS Recognizes National Immunization Month

August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month. This is the time of year when parents prepare for their children’s return to school, students are heading off to college, and healthcare workers are preparing for the upcoming flu season. The… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju Focuses on Affordable Care Act Upheld

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act.  This is a momentous decision for our patients and for healthcare in this Country. In Washington D.C., they recently unveiled a beautiful monument to one… [Read More]