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Cook County Announces Bold Plans to Address Behavioral Health

In response to decreased funding of community-based behavioral health services and the impact on Cook County, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon today announced plans to expand behavioral… [Read More]


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CCHHS Offers Fire Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is urging residents to take precautions to prevent home fires and burn injuries, which occur most commonly in the winter months. Fires and burn injuries are often caused by the use of… [Read More]


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CCHHS Celebrates World AIDS Day December 1

Today the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) will celebrate World AIDS Day.  On World AIDS Day, people across the globe unite to raise awareness about HIV/AIDs, support those living with HIV and remember those who have passed away…. [Read More]


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Dr. Jorge Prieto Health Center Has a New Dental Suite

Cook County Health & Hospitals System hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony recently in celebration the new dental clinic suite at Prieto Health Center at 2424 South Pulaski Road in Chicago. A wide range of dental services, from cleanings and fillings, root… [Read More]


Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO, CCHHS, Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, Kate Maehr, Executive Director/CEO, Greater Chicago Food Depository and Luis Arroyo Jr., Cook County Commissioner, 8th District, with the FRESH truck at Logan Square Health Center.

CCHHS Launches New Pilot Program to Address Patients’ Food Insecurity

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) has launched a new pilot program to connect food-insecure patients- those who lack consistent access to enough food or healthy food- with fresh produce through a partnership with the Greater Chicago Food… [Read More]


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CCHHS Releases FY2016 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted a $1.7 billion preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget to the CCHHS Finance Committee today. The proposed budget allows CCHHS to invest in new and existing community-based outpatient… [Read More]


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Health Officials Warn Concert-Goers of Drug Overdose

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Illinois Poison Center (IPC) have seen a troubling trend of drug and alcohol overdoses among young adults attending concerts and festivals this summer. “This summer during concert days Stroger Hospital prepares to… [Read More]


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CCHHS Appoints Dr. Suja Mathew Chair of Medicine

Dr. Mathew also named Governor-Elect of the American College of Physicians Illinois Chapter, Northern Region. Suja M. Mathew, MD, FACP, has been named Chair of Medicine for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS).  A resident of Hinsdale, Dr…. [Read More]


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CIO Donna Hart Earns Award for Improving Health Care with IT

Donna Hart, Chief Information Officer for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) recently received a Health Information Technology (HIT) Men & Women Award for enhancing patient care through health IT during the international Health Information Management Systems Society… [Read More]


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Provident Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Provident Hospital, a member of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), is pleased to announce that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its health care performance… [Read More]