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Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago

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CCHHS 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 and Hospitals System (CCHHS) would like to encourage residents… [Read More]


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

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

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


CCHHS 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 & Hospitals System (CCHHS) are encouraging families to get an annual physical exam and… [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]


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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 (CCHHS) 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]


Dr. Ronald Wyatt Is CCHHS’ New Quality Officer

Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA is the new Chief Quality Officer for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), which is one of the largest public health care systems in the country. Dr. Wyatt has extensive experience and is a… [Read More]


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CCHHS Encourages Residents to Take Precautions During Upcoming Heat Wave

With the mercury expected to reach the 90s and the heat index soaring near 100 later this weekend, physicians at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) urge you to take extra measures to stay cool. “When we sweat… [Read More]