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On the Mend-Cook County’s Health System is in Recovery

By at October 25, 2012 | 12:12 pm | 0 Comment

On the Mend-Cook County’s Health System is in Recovery

Originally published in the October 25, 2012 edition of ChicagoTribune.com. Image courtesy of the Chicago Tribune: One of the highlights of the budget presentation Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made last week to the Tribune editorial board was an impressively streamlined $868 million spending plan for the health system. In this case, what more...

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President Preckwinkle, Dr. Raju, Health Advocates Highlight Public Health Benefits of Cigarette Tax

By at October 23, 2012 | 11:00 am | 10 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Dr. Raju, Health Advocates Highlight Public Health Benefits of Cigarette Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Ram Raju joined with local physicians and healthcare advocates at the Cook County Trauma and Burn Unit at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital to highlight the public health benefits of a proposed $1 increase in the cigarette tax. Preckwinkle pointed to a recent analysis by more...

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Cook County’s Provident Hospital Recognizes National Mammography Month

By at October 16, 2012 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County’s Provident Hospital Recognizes National Mammography Month

Originally published Friday, October 12, on the Cook County Health and Hospitals System website: Cook County Health and Hospitals System officials announced Friday, October 12th,  that in honor of National Mammography Month, Provident Hospital of Cook County will offer free mammography screenings to the first 50 women who preferably have never had a more...

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President Preckwinkle, Cook County Hospitals Announce Service Improvements at Stroger Hospital

By at October 9, 2012 | 12:42 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Cook County Hospitals Announce Service Improvements at Stroger Hospital

Originally published at the Cook County Health & Hosptials Website: On Friday, October 5, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Ramanathan Raju announced significant progress in two key areas relating to patient care at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, CCHHS’ flagship more...

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By at October 1, 2012 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and remains the second leading cause of death among women. The good news is that death rates for this disease have been on the decline since 1990, partially due to better screening and detection techniques, increased awareness and improved more...

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Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates 14 Years of Remarkable Success

By at October 1, 2012 | 12:21 pm | 0 Comment

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates 14 Years of Remarkable Success

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center announced today a 14-year milestone for the clinic that focuses on the prevention, care, and research of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center was established as a partnership between the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and Rush University Medical Center. Since it opened its doors in 1998, the more...

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Stroger Hospital of Cook County Hosts Komen Cure Tissue Bank Event, September 29th

By at September 12, 2012 | 1:48 pm | 7 Comments

Stroger Hospital of Cook County Hosts Komen Cure Tissue Bank Event, September 29th

How can you help in the fight against breast cancer? You can help by donating a tissue sample during an event at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago from 8:30AM to 2:30PM. Saturday, September 29th. Participants can use the parking garage at 1800 West Polk St., which is adjacent to the hospital, free of charge. The tissue samples will be more...

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First West Nile virus death in suburban Cook County

By at September 12, 2012 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

First West Nile virus death in suburban Cook County

To date, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials report one death, 58 human cases, 365 mosquito pools and seven birds with West Nile virus (WNV) throughout suburban Cook County. These numbers do NOT include Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Stickney Township or Oak Park – these communities have their own state certified local public health more...

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Cook County Department of Public Health Encourages Family Safety: September is Preparedness Month

By at September 7, 2012 | 11:54 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Public Health Encourages Family Safety: September is Preparedness Month

September 2012 marks the ninth annual National Preparedness Month and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage residents to use this time to prepare for an emergency. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is critical to keeping you and your family safe. “The extreme weather our region has experienced in recent years has more...

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County Sprayed For West Nile Virus Mosquitoes in Evergreen Park Monday Night, August 27th

By at August 28, 2012 | 9:23 am | 0 Comment

County Sprayed For West Nile Virus Mosquitoes in Evergreen Park Monday Night, August 27th

From the Tuesday, August 27th edition of Evergreen Park Patch.com: Evergreen Park residents might notice some odd looking trucks cruising through town this evening. Mosquito abatement trucks will spray throughout the village tonight. As cases of West Nile virus continue to pop up in Evergreen Park and the surrounding suburbs, Cook County is looking to keep the more...

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