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Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago

Stroger and Provident Hospitals Implement Visitor Restrictions as Influenza Season Ramps Up

Stroger and Provident Hospitals Implement Visitor Restrictions as Influenza Season Ramps Up

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System has seen a significant increase in the number of confirmed influenza cases in its health care facilities and influenza-like illnesses reported to the Cook County Department of Public Health in suburban Cook County,… [Read More]


Stroger Hospital High Performing in Heart Failure Care: U.S. News and World Report

Stroger Hospital High Performing in Heart Failure Care: U.S. News and World Report

Lucina Hernandez was expecting her second child when she began experiencing severe pain in her chest. She had developed acute heart failure related to lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, and needed an emergency C-section. “We take care of some of… [Read More]


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Watch Out for Frostbite As Chicago Area’s Temperature Drops

An unwelcome visitor has come to the Chicago area: bone-chillingly cold weather. With that comes an increased chance of getting frostbite, even if you’re just outside for a few minutes. Frostbite is an injury— almost like a burn—that can potentially… [Read More]


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CountyCare Earns Quality Accreditation, Grows Membership

“I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for CountyCare,” said Linda Hooker, a patient at Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Stroger Hospital and CountyCare member. “For eight years I was homeless. CountyCare introduced me to a social worker…. [Read More]


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Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms

Strokes affect nearly 800,000 people each year, and are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. A stroke occurs when blood cannot get to an area of the brain, often because of a clot or tear in… [Read More]


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Tips for a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Cook County Department of Public Health has tips to ensure everyone has a healthy holiday! Holiday celebrations bring family and friends together, but being in close contact with loved ones who may be… [Read More]


New Study Examining Uniform Ways to Monitor Low Blood Glucose Among Diabetics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a $250,000 grant to Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) and two other Chicago health centers to evaluate methods to monitor low blood glucose events among hospitalized diabetic patients. The goal… [Read More]


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”

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]