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Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago


Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates 20 Years of Remarkable Success in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Research

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center announced today a 20-year milestone for the clinic that focuses on the prevention, care and research of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. The CORE Center was established as a partnership between the Cook County… [Read More]

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Cook County Health Encourages Residents to Get a Flu Shot

Flu season has already begun, with one pediatric and two adult deaths reported in the U.S. The intensity of the illness made last year’s flu season the worst since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, with thousands of cases across… [Read More]

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CCH Encourages Residents to Learn Suicide Warning Signs

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death for Americans, taking a life in every 13 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cook County Health (CCH) would like to encourage residents to know the… [Read More]

CCH Releases FY2019 Preliminary Budget: Balanced Budget Includes New Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Dialysis Services Without Increase in Taxpayer Allocation

CCH Releases FY2019 Preliminary Budget: Balanced Budget Includes New Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Dialysis Services Without Increase in Taxpayer Allocation

Cook County Health’s (CCH) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted the health system’s preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget to the CCH Finance Committee today. The proposed FY2019 budget does not seek additional operating support from Cook County taxpayers. The FY2019… [Read More]

CCH Reminds Parents to Schedule Back to School Immunizations and Physicals

Summer vacation is coming to an end and the first day of school will be here before you know it. Physicians at the Cook County Health (CCH) are encouraging families to get an annual physical exam and required immunizations for… [Read More]

Lollapalooza Music Festival: Have Fun, Stay Safe

The Lollapalooza Music Festival at Grant Park is right around the corner.  An impressive lineup of musical acts during the festival is a definite.  But a trip to the emergency room for excessive drug and alcohol intake doesn’t have to… [Read More]


Provident Hospital 25th Year Anniversary

On August 16, it will have been 25 years since Provident Hospital became part of Cook County Health & Hospital System (CCH) as a public, community teaching hospital. At 500 E. 51st St, Provident Hospital has been an anchor in… [Read More]

FDA Approves PrEP Drug for Adolescents

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded access to the only approved HIV-prevention drug, so that adolescents are included. Adolescents between the ages of 13 and 24 have one of the highest rates of new HIV infection.  But the… [Read More]

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Sun Safety Tips

Now that temperatures have finally warmed up in Cook County, you might be planning a lot of activities outdoors. Enjoy being outside, but remember to protect yourself against the damage the sun can do to your skin. Skin cancer is… [Read More]

Tick-Borne Diseases Are on the Rise

Tick-borne diseases have been steadily rising in the United States, with Lyme disease being the most common. The number of Americans getting sick each year by bites from infected ticks has more than doubled from 2004 to 2016—the most recent… [Read More]