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CORE Center Researchers Present Findings at Conference

Several CORE Center researchers presented their study findings in Boston at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection (CROI), March 3-6, 2014. CROI brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies…. [Read More]


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What is Cook County Health’s interim CEO thinking?

Dr. Shannon Checks in with Crain’s Chicago Business As a college junior, John Jay Shannon got a taste of his future life as a physician. He biked from his apartment to a small hospital in Mobile, Ala., where he worked… [Read More]


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The Cook County Early Expansion Initiative

A leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid… [Read More]


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National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16th

Cook County Health & Hospitals System will participate in the National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16th, a nationwide effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. Fantus Health Center, General Medicine Clinic, 2nd Floor: 8:30 AM – 11:00… [Read More]


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Transforming Cook County Health & Hospitals

In January, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board of Directors unanimously approved Dr. John Jay Shannon as the interim CEO and began the process of searching for a permanent CEO. The Board has hired the search firm Quick… [Read More]


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National Public Health Week April 7 – April 11

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials use National Public Health Week (NPHW) to launch a new infographic designed to inform the public about the sexual behaviors of suburban Cook County teens and the number of sexually transmitted diseases… [Read More]


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CCDPH Launches Tobacco Prevention Campaigns

This week, public health officials released the 2014 tobacco cessation and prevention campaigns. This year, there are two campaigns running simultaneously with one focusing on adults and one on youth. The adult campaign, Nothing to Kid About, features ads depicting… [Read More]


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CCHHS Announces 2014 Doctor of the Year

CHICAGO – The Cook County Health & Hospitals (CCHHS) announced today Doctor Tom Patrianakos, Division Chair of Ophthalmology was named Doctor of the Year, Cook County Health & Hospitals System. “Dr. Patrianakos is a physician who is fully behind the… [Read More]


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CCHHS Director, Palliative Care Services Wins Prestigious Award

Leaders who expand palliative care to veterans and safety-net patients and promote patient-centered care to seriously ill children receive 2014 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards CHICAGO – The Cook County Health and Hospitals (CCHHS) system announced today that Dr. Catherine… [Read More]


World Kidney Day, March 13

World Kidney Day, March 13th

Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. But while the majority of Americans can recite the common tests for breast and prostate cancer, not many know the risk factors and tests that could keep… [Read More]