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Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago

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]


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March 2-8 Is National Sleep Awareness Week

After a long day of work and activity, we can hardly wait for bedtime. But for some, falling asleep can be elusive and stressful.  At some point in their lives, most people experience difficulty in falling asleep. National Sleep Awareness Week… [Read More]


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CCHHS Blood Bank Founder Dr. Bernard Fantus Honored

When Dr. Bernard Fantus started the first-ever blood bank nearly 80 years ago at Cook County Hospital, he was looking for a way to ensure that patients in dire need of a blood transfusion wouldn’t have to endure a frantic search to… [Read More]


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Cook County seeking public input on former hospital site

John Byrne | Tribune reporter, 10:03 a.m. CDT, September 23, 2014 – Cook County officials will solicit ideas from the public tonight as they try yet again to figure out what to do with the old Cook County Hospital building on… [Read More]


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CORE Center Hosts Stakeholder Meeting for Project CONNECT

Launching partnership with AIDS Foundation of Chicago to expand program to other hospitals The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center’s Project CONNECT today hosted a stakeholders meeting, “The Past, Present, and Future of the HIV Inpatient Service & the Role of… [Read More]