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Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago

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Stroger Hospital Earns Accreditation from The Joint Commission

John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s flagship hospital, earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation after its latest triennial survey. The Gold Seal of Approval® is bestowed to health care… [Read More]


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Strategic Planning Town Hall Meetings Planned for May

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System is hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout Cook County to obtain input and ideas from our community on the system’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. Dates and locations are below. If you have any questions or… [Read More]


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Cook County Announces Plans for New Central Campus Health Center

This month Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Health & Hospitals System released the proposal for construction of the new Central Campus Health Center, a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility that will adjoin John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital…. [Read More]


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CORE Center Awarded Grant to Continue Successful Transitional Care Program for Patients with HIV

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center was recently awarded a two year grant from The Chicago Community Trust’s (Trust) Rose Bernice Charitable Trust to support care coordination services for HIV positive patients through… [Read More]


Children are most vulnerable to accidental poisonings. Keep your family safe by poison-proofing your home!

Cook County Officials Encourage Residents to Poison-Proof Homes

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control are encouraging people to poison-proof their homes in recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26. Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death… [Read More]


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Cook County Home to Nation’s First Blood Bank

The nation’s first blood bank opened at Cook County Hospital on March 15, 1937 under the leadership of Dr. Bernard Fantus. Dr. Fantus’ medical innovations in storing and transfusing blood spread nationally and internationally and made modern surgery as we know it possible. Today,… [Read More]


CCHHS and Superior Ambulance Service  commemorate the Cook County Trauma Unit's 50th anniversary with a new ambulance.

Cook County Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Trauma Unit

The Cook County Trauma Unit at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1966 at Cook County Hospital, the trauma unit was the first comprehensive trauma unit established in the U.S., providing intervention… [Read More]


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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]