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Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago

Life Safety Appointments

CCHHS Appoints New Directors to Lead Security and Life Safety Departments

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System has appointed Richard Cinfio as the new Director of Public Safety & Security and Lezah Brown-Ellington, PhD, MSPH, CHMM, to the position of Director of Life Safety. Rich Cinfio comes to CCHHS from… [Read More]


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Non-Contrast MRA Provides Safe Diagnostic Alternative for Patients with Kidney Disease

Patients with diabetes or renal failure are at high risk for deadly and debilitating vascular diseases, however, the most common imaging tool to evaluate the blood vessels uses a contrast agent that can further damage the kidneys. Radiologists at the… [Read More]


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The Joint Commission Recognizes John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital’s Stroke Program

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital has been awarded Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, in recognition of its long-time success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. The… [Read More]


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Subtle Signs of Vision Problems for Kids

Parents, have you been noticing your child struggling in school these past weeks, but you can’t point to a reason why? It could be that your child is having trouble with their vision. Cook County Health & Hospitals System ophthalmologist Dr. Ramez… [Read More]


Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Chair of Urology, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Dr. Courtney Hollowell Part of a Panel To Ensure “Cancer Moonshot Initiative” Addresses Disparities

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Chairman of Urology will be one of the experts invited to examine Vice President Joe Biden’s “Cancer Moonshot Initiative,” at the upcoming Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. Courtney M.P. Hollowell, MD, FACS, Chairman… [Read More]


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CCHHS Makes HIV-Preventive Medication More Accessible

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is making PrEP, an HIV-preventive medication, more accessible to people who are at high risk for getting the virus by expanding the number of health centers that prescribe the medication, as well… [Read More]


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Cook County Health to Increase Access to Care for Uninsured Residents

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), with support from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioners Bridget Gainer, Jesús “Chuy” Garcia and Robert Steele and the county wide Healthy Communities Cook County (HC3) Coalition, intends to launch… [Read More]


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New CCHHS Central Campus Health Center Approved by State Review Board

The Illinois Health Facilities Planning & Services Review Board has approved Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Certificate of Need (CON) application to construct a new Central Campus Health Center. The state-of-the-art outpatient facility will be connected to John H. Stroger Jr…. [Read More]


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Cook County Honors World-Renowned Trauma Center, Nation’s First, on its 50th Anniversary

Pioneers, angels, lifelong friends — just a few of the words used by grateful patients and Cook County leaders to describe the 50-year legacy of the Cook County Trauma Unit. A special program was held September 9 at John H…. [Read More]


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Vaccination Misconceptions are Dangerous and Deadly

An alarming survey by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finds an increasing number of physicians are encountering parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.  The most common reason cited — a belief that the diseases vaccines prevent have been… [Read More]