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The Joint Commission Recognizes John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital’s Stroke Program

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital has been awarded Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, in recognition of its long-time success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. The… [Read More]


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Subtle Signs of Vision Problems for Kids

Parents, have you been noticing your child struggling in school these past weeks, but you can’t point to a reason why? It could be that your child is having trouble with their vision. Cook County Health & Hospitals System ophthalmologist Dr. Ramez… [Read More]


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

Dr. Courtney Hollowell Part of a Panel To Ensure “Cancer Moonshot Initiative” Addresses Disparities

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Chairman of Urology will be one of the experts invited to examine Vice President Joe Biden’s “Cancer Moonshot Initiative,” at the upcoming Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. Courtney M.P. Hollowell, MD, FACS, Chairman… [Read More]


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New CCHHS Central Campus Health Center Approved by State Review Board

The Illinois Health Facilities Planning & Services Review Board has approved Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Certificate of Need (CON) application to construct a new Central Campus Health Center. The state-of-the-art outpatient facility will be connected to John H. Stroger Jr…. [Read More]


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Cook County Honors World-Renowned Trauma Center, Nation’s First, on its 50th Anniversary

Pioneers, angels, lifelong friends — just a few of the words used by grateful patients and Cook County leaders to describe the 50-year legacy of the Cook County Trauma Unit. A special program was held September 9 at John H…. [Read More]


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Vaccination Misconceptions are Dangerous and Deadly

An alarming survey by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finds an increasing number of physicians are encountering parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.  The most common reason cited — a belief that the diseases vaccines prevent have been… [Read More]


The Best Advice for Heart Failure Patients: Get Up and Move

Everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs can become very difficult for heart failure patients, but getting up and moving may be exactly what these patients need most. Dr. Rami Doukky, Chairman of Cardiology at the Cook County Health… [Read More]


Quit Smoking

Study Finds Improved Smoking Cessation Rates When Education Integrated with Routine Doctor Visits

Incorporating smoking cessation services into routine healthcare visits can have a positive impact on helping people quit smoking according to a new study by clinicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). The study, published online in the… [Read More]


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CCHHS Reminds Parents to Schedule Back to School Physicals

The first day of school will be here before you know it.  Pediatric and primary care providers at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System are reminding Illinois parents that students entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade are… [Read More]


Strategic Plan

CCHHS’ Three-Year Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Directors

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board of Directors unanimously approved a three-year strategic plan to guide the health system’s activities and goals from 2017 through 2019. CCHHS began strategic planning processes earlier this year that included dozens of… [Read More]