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Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago

Privacy Breach Public Notice

Privacy Breach Public Notice

On August 1, 2017, Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) and the Office of Corporate Compliance were notified by Experian Health, a Business Associate that helps us determine insurance eligibility, that they experienced a security breach. Under the Health… [Read More]


CCHHS CEO Named as a “Physician Leader to Know”

CCHHS CEO Named as a “Physician Leader to Know”

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon to their annual list of Physician Leaders of Hospitals & Health Systems to Know for 2017. This list highlights physician leaders who have demonstrated… [Read More]


Suicides Common and Preventable; Learn the Risk Factors

Suicide takes a life in the United States every 13 minutes, making it one of the leading causes of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “There’s rarely a single cause that leads someone to contemplate suicide…. [Read More]


Family Health Network Members Join CountyCare

Family Health Network Members Join CountyCare

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) announced today that Family Health Network’s (FHN) Medicaid members in Cook County are joining CCHHS’ Medicaid managed care health plan, CountyCare.   “The partnership with FHN provides a strategic opportunity for CountyCare… [Read More]


Immunizations and Annual Physicals Key to a Healthy Start to School

With the start of the school year right around the corner, Cook County Health & Hospitals System is encouraging families to get an annual physical exam and required immunizations for their children. “An easy way to keep your family healthy… [Read More]


CCHHS Releases FY2018 Preliminary Budget

CCHHS Releases FY2018 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted the health system’s preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget to the CCHHS Finance Committee today. The proposed $2.4 billion budget contemplates the growth of CountyCare membership, strengthens critical… [Read More]


Can New “Smart PrEP Pills” Increase Adherence for HIV-Prevention Medication Among Young People?

The FDA-approved drug called PrEP can drastically reduce someone’s risk of getting HIV-by as much as 92 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But one of the biggest barriers to PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, being effective… [Read More]


Cook County Celebrates Construction Milestone for New West Side Health Center

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


CCHHS Expects to See an Increase in Hospital Visits During Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is a time of fun and most importantly, great music. But Cook County Health & Hospitals System warned that summer musical festivals like Lollapalooza can also be a dangerous time for concert-goers because of excessive drug and alcohol intakes…. [Read More]


CCHHS Response to July 27 Senate Vote

CCHHS Response to July 27 Senate Vote

We should all be alarmed by today’s vote in the U.S. Senate to move forward debate about repealing the Affordable Care Act. Since 2014, the ACA has provided health insurance coverage for millions of previously uninsured Americans, including more than… [Read More]