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Heat Wave Precautions

Take Precautions During Excessive Heat

With the mercury expected to reach the 90s and the heat index soaring near 100 later this week, physicians at the Cook County Health urge you to take extra measures to stay cool. “When we sweat in high heat and… [Read More]


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Chicago Health Centers Receive Grant to Launch Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment Programs

Three Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) networks, Esperanza Health Centers, Heartland Health Centers, and PrimeCare Community Health, with support from the Cook County Health (CCH), have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million for a two-year period  from The… [Read More]


Rendering of the proposed Central Campus Health Center

Cook County Announces Plans for New Central Campus Health Center

This month Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Health released the proposal for construction of the new Central Campus Health Center, a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility that will adjoin John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital. The new facility… [Read More]


Firework Safety Featured Story

CCH Offers Fire Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

The Cook County Health (CCH) is urging residents to take precautions to prevent home fires and burn injuries, which occur most commonly in the winter months. Fires and burn injuries are often caused by the use of unsafe heat sources,… [Read More]


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American Liver Foundation & CCH’ Bashar Attar, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Bashar Attar of the Cook County Health, will lead the American Liver Foundation’s (ALF) final webinar of the year on December 17, at 6:00PM. The webinar is designed for both professionals and the general public. During 2015, the ALF sponsored a series of seven… [Read More]


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CCH Celebrates World AIDS Day December 1

Today the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCH) will celebrate World AIDS Day.  On World AIDS Day, people across the globe unite to raise awareness about HIV/AIDs, support those living with HIV and remember those who have passed away…. [Read More]


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Obamacare gives Cook County Health a financial boost

The Affordable Care Act has provided a booster shot to the Cook County Health, what county officials hope is the beginning of the road to financial well-being. The public health system’s revenue, including Cook County tax dollars, exceeded expenses by… [Read More]


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Hospital system touts year’s worth of achievements

The Cook County Health has released “CCH: A Year in Review,” summarizing achievements in the past 12 months. Highlights include: CountyCare, a permanent option for people enrolling in Medicaid now has about 180,000 members; a reduction in uninsured patients from… [Read More]


Poison Peril

National Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21

Year after year, millions of accidental poisonings happen in the United States – the majority of them affecting children. A poison is any substance that can harm someone if it is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person… [Read More]


Oak Park Village Hall - Dr. Bernard Fantus

CCH Blood Bank Founder Dr. Bernard Fantus Honored

When Dr. Bernard Fantus started the first-ever blood bank nearly 80 years ago at Cook County Hospital, he was looking for a way to ensure that patients in dire need of a blood transfusion wouldn’t have to endure a frantic search to… [Read More]