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2nd Annual Project CONNECT Stakeholders Event

More than 50 staff members from the Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Stroger Hospital and the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center attended Project CONNECT’s 2nd annual stakeholders event on October 30. This event was convened to present project and… [Read More]


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Hospital system touts year’s worth of achievements

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System has released “CCHHS: 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… [Read More]


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CCHHS Opens PrEP Clinic to Help Mitigate AIDS Infections

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is launching a new clinic to fight AIDS by preventing HIV infections. The new clinic will provide an HIV-preventive medication, HIV PreExposure Prophylaxis or PrEP, to people… [Read More]


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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]


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CCHHS 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]


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December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

Toys are supposed to be fun and part of a child’s development. Each year though, many children are treated in hospital emergency room for toy-related injuries. As the holidays approach, parents and caregivers should be aware of the dangers of… [Read More]


Celebrating the Holidays with Friends

Jaret Landon’s “Celebrating the Holidays with Friends”

The Chicagoland HIV Testing Collaborative is pleased to announce that “Celebrating the Holidays with Friends” presented by Jaret Landon will feature Grammy winning artists and actresses:  John Legend, Tweet, Donald Lawrence, Pauletta Washington (wife of Denzel Washington), E. Faye Butler… [Read More]


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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]


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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]


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CORE Center Hosts Stakeholder Meeting for Project CONNECT

Launching partnership with AIDS Foundation of Chicago to expand program to other hospitals The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center’s Project CONNECT today hosted a stakeholders meeting, “The Past, Present, and Future of the HIV Inpatient Service & the Role of… [Read More]