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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 (CCH) 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 CCH’ New Quality Officer

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


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CCH 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 (CCH) urge you to take extra measures to stay cool. “When we sweat in high heat… [Read More]


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CCH’ CEO Named One of Becker’s 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare

Dr. John Jay Shannon, CEO of Cook County Health (CCH), was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 great leaders in healthcare list. To be chosen for Becker’s list, individuals had to demonstrate they are ‘taking the lead in transforming healthcare in the… [Read More]


CCH Urges Legislators to Take Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Cook County Health’s (CCH) Stroger Hospital today joined groups around the country working to enhance awareness of the impact of gun violence by participating in National Wear Orange Day. During a press conference at Stroger Hospital today, Dr. Faran Bokhari,… [Read More]


Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Roy Johnson woke up from a nap one evening and panicked when he realized he suddenly couldn’t see anything. “It was like a cloud was over my face. I had to feel my way to my neighbors’ house to get… [Read More]


How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy When You’re Diabetic

Mother’s Day isn’t just a celebration of moms and their children. It’s also a time to celebrate expectant moms and promote healthy pregnancy. In particular, being pregnant when you also have diabetes can increase your chance of having complications for… [Read More]