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Strategic Plan

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

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


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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]


Bashar Attar

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]


Core Center

CCH Celebrates World AIDS Day December 1

Today the Cook County Health (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. More than 43,000… [Read More]


Ophthalmology

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]


CountyCare

CountyCare offers access to free early breast cancer screening

Black women 65 percent more likely to die of breast cancer; Leading cause of cancer death in Hispanic women African-American women are 55 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, according to the American Cancer Society,… [Read More]


Cook County Hospital

Cook County seeking public input on former hospital site

John Byrne | Tribune reporter, 10:03 a.m. CDT, September 23, 2014 – Cook County officials will solicit ideas from the public tonight as they try yet again to figure out what to do with the old Cook County Hospital building on… [Read More]