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County jail to expand HIV testing

By at August 28, 2012 | 9:13 am | 0 Comment

County jail to expand HIV testing

From the Tuesday, August 28th edition of chicagotribune.com: "Every day about 200 people pass through the doorways of the Cook County Jail to have their clothes inspected, their pictures taken and their backgrounds checked. Now the incarcerated face one more examination: an HIV test. The Cook County Jail is testing everyone who goes through the intake process more...

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Meet the Members of the Cook County Wellness Council

By at August 23, 2012 | 10:42 pm | 1 Comments

Meet the Members of the Cook County Wellness Council

Cook County’s new Wellness Council convened for the first time to begin an on-going discussion on ways to build a culture of health and fitness for thousands of county employees, President Preckwinkle announced today. The Wellness Council reflects a cross section of the community and is comprised of individuals dedicated to employee wellness, including representatives more...

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Human cases of West Nile virus increase to 23 in suburban Cook County

By at August 23, 2012 | 11:06 am | 1 Comments

Human cases of West Nile virus increase to 23 in suburban Cook County

To date, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials report 23 human cases, 284 mosquito pools and six birds with West Nile virus (WNV) throughout suburban Cook County. These 23 cases do NOT include Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Stickney Township or Oak Park – these communities have their own state certified local health departments.   “While we do not more...

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President Preckwinkle Leads Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

By at August 22, 2012 | 12:47 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Leads Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle together with Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, local elected officials and dozens of community leaders joined to unveil the first phase of the re-development of the E Building on the Oak Forest Campus as part of the planned transition to the Oak Forest Health Center. The construction more...

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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Reminder: August is Cataract Awareness Month

By at August 15, 2012 | 9:41 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Reminder: August is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss as we age, but they are treatable. If you have a cataract, your vision can also worsen slowly over time. A cataract happens when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy. The lens must be clear in order to focus light properly onto the retina. As a cataract slowly begins to develop, you may not notice any changes in your vision at more...

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Cook County Health System Board of Directors Names New Chair, David Carvalho

By at August 14, 2012 | 1:05 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Health System Board of Directors Names New Chair, David Carvalho

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System announced today that the independent governing board elected David Carvalho as Chair, and Jorge Ramirez as Vice-Chair of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors. “I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to David who has a long history with the health system and brings a high level of more...

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Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District: West Nile Virus Cases on the Increase

By at August 10, 2012 | 5:00 pm | 0 Comment

Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District: West Nile Virus Cases on the Increase

Our hot and dry climatic conditions have been ideal for the development of disease vector mosquitoes, primarily Culex pipiens. This mosquito is the main vector of West Nile Virus (WNV) in our area. The adult mosquito is not an aggressive biter, and its presence is typically not noticed by the public. Our District monitors WNV levels within the adult mosquito more...

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Statewide Health Organizers Partner Up to Push Message “Vaccinations for Children”

By at August 7, 2012 | 1:53 pm | 1 Comments

Statewide Health Organizers Partner Up to Push Message “Vaccinations for Children”

Today, health officials and organizers from around the State of Illinois are partnering up to raise awareness about the importance of protecting children against deadly diseases by getting vaccinated. With kids headed home from overnight camp, and the beginning of the school year just around the corner, parents are being urged to make sure their children are up-to-date more...

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Dr. Ram Raju, CEO, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, Focuses on the Affordable Care Act

By at August 7, 2012 | 1:49 pm | 0 Comment

Dr. Ram Raju, CEO, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, Focuses on the Affordable Care Act

The United States Supreme Court upheld the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act.  This is a momentous decision for our patients and for healthcare in this Country. In Washington D.C., they recently unveiled a beautiful monument to one of this Country’s great leaders: Martin Luther King, Jr.  Among his famous quotes chiseled on the walls of his monument is one more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care

Notice of Rescheduled Meeting: Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System

By at August 6, 2012 | 3:29 pm | 0 Comment

Notice of Rescheduled Meeting: Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, scheduled for Friday, July 27, 2012 at the hour of 7:30 A.M., has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 9, 2012, at the hour of 7:30 A.M., at 1900 W. Polk Street, in the Second Floor Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois. An agenda with the items to be considered will be more...

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