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Protect Yourself and Others from the Influenza

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very… [Read More]


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November is American Diabetes Month

Have you been diagnosed with pre-diabetes? Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects your health in a variety of ways. An estimated 79 million people in the U.S., or one in three people, has a diagnosis of pre-diabetes. According to… [Read More]


Stroke Awareness Fair at Fantus Clinic

Stroke Awareness Fair at Fantus Clinic, October 24

This week, Stroger Hospital’s Joint Commission-certified Stroke Team has taken their group of nurses, doctors, therapists and social workers into hospital campus Main Lobby areas to inform patients, visitors and employees about the pervasive risk of stroke. If you want… [Read More]


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CCHHS Announces 115,000 Apply for CountyCare

CHICAGO – Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ram Raju today announced the health system has achieved its goal of 115,000 applications for CountyCare, an early roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Cook… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju Explains How ObamaCare Affects You

Cook County Health Systems CEO Dr Ram Raju explained how the now effective Affordable Care Act will affect you and what plan is right for your family, on the launch day of President Obama’s healthcare law. Chicago News and Weather… [Read More]


Hispanic Heritage Month

CCHHS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

CHICAGO (September 23, 2013) – Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Dr. Ram Raju, CEO of Cook County Health and Hospitals System marked Hispanic Heritage Month with Cook County Commissioners Jesús “Chuy” García (7th district) and Edwin Reyes (8th… [Read More]


CCHHS Talks CountyCare with CAN-TV

CCHHS Talks CountyCare with CAN-TV


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CCHHS Career Fair, September 6th

Discover Cook County Health and Hospitals System and find inspiration in serving your community. We seek experienced healthcare professionals to join our respected community of experts. We invite the following caring professionals to join our team: Registered Nurses Pharmacists Pharmacy… [Read More]


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County Health System Remembers Mrs. Ruth Rothstein, Former Chief of Cook County Health Services

Ruth Rothstein came to Chicago in 1950 as a union organizer but spent most of the rest of her life reviving area hospitals and working to improve the health system in Cook County. Known for her tough, no-nonsense exterior and… [Read More]


National Minority Donor Awareness Month

August 1st kicks off National Minority Donor Awareness Month

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month – a time to call attention to the more than 5,000 Illinois residents and 118,000 people nationwide waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. Of the 118,000 men, women and children listed on the national… [Read More]