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Cook County Celebrates Construction Milestone for New West Side Health Center

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


CCH Offering Fresh Food Markets in South Suburban Cook County

Starting in summer, Fresh Food Markets are being hosted weekly at three Cook County Health (CCH) health centers in South Suburban Cook County. Black Oaks Center, a local nonprofit, is partnering with CCH to make fresh fruits and vegetables available for sale… [Read More]


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Construction Begins on New Cook County Central Campus Health Center

Today, the Cook County Health (CCH), 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 and lasting commitment… [Read More]


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Fall Can Trigger Asthma and Allergy Symptoms

The leaves are beginning to turn, the cooler days of fall are upon us and that could trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, especially for children who have returned to the classroom. Physicians at the Cook County Health say fall is… [Read More]


Life Safety Appointments

CCH Appoints New Directors to Lead Security and Life Safety Departments

The Cook County Health has appointed Richard Cinfio as the new Director of Public Safety & Security and Lezah Brown-Ellington, PhD, MSPH, CHMM, to the position of Director of Life Safety. Rich Cinfio comes to CCH from California where for… [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 ophthalmologist Dr. Ramez Haddadin notes that… [Read More]


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New CCH Central Campus Health Center Approved by State Review Board

The Illinois Health Facilities Planning & Services Review Board has approved Cook County Health’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. Hospital at the… [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]


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Improving the Health of the Community One Celery Stalk at a Time

With her arms full of fresh fruits and vegetables, courtesy of the Greater Chicago Food Depository FRESH Truck, Carmelita Dorsey was eager to get to her Blue Island home to prepare a big healthy salad for lunch. Dorsey was just… [Read More]


Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCH Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCH Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

If you are headed to Lollapalooza, have a great time — but beware of potential dangers. That’s the advice of physicians at the Cook County Health. The Emergency Department at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital is prepared for an influx… [Read More]