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Dr. Orlanda Mackie, chair of hospice and palliative medicine, has been recognized as a National Compassionate Caregiver ...
11/09/2021
2021 National Compassionate Caregivers of the Year Award Recipients

Dr. Orlanda Mackie, chair of hospice and palliative medicine, has been recognized as a National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year by The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. We are thankful for all that Dr. Mackie does for our patients and their families.

The National Compassionate Caregivers of the Year® Award recognizes extraordinary healthcare professionals from across the country who embody the characteris...

On Friday, Cook County Health began vaccinating 5-to-11-year-olds. All Cook County residents aged 5 years or older are e...
11/08/2021
Young children get vaccinated at Cook County Health shortly after shots for kids authorized

On Friday, Cook County Health began vaccinating 5-to-11-year-olds. All Cook County residents aged 5 years or older are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. Children under 18 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Visit myshotcookcounty.com for more information.

CHICAGO — A dozen children got their COVID-19 vaccines Friday at Cook County Health as the city doubles down efforts to increase vaccination rates ahead of the holidays. Getting a shot is not typic…

Join us to learn more about how the partners of the West Side Health Equity Collaborative, including Cook County Health,...
11/08/2021

Join us to learn more about how the partners of the West Side Health Equity Collaborative, including Cook County Health, are working to improve the health status of the residents of Chicago's west side through a grant from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Join us to learn more about how the partners of the West Side Health Equity Collaborative, including Cook County Health, are working to improve the health status of the residents of Chicago's west side through a grant from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Children of Cook County Health doctors and staff celebrated the approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-...
11/05/2021

Children of Cook County Health doctors and staff celebrated the approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11 by getting their shot! Find a vaccination near you at MyShotCookCounty.com.

11/05/2021
Current Cook County Health patients ages 5-11 are welcome to walk in to a CCH health center to get their COVID-19 vaccin...
11/04/2021

Current Cook County Health patients ages 5-11 are welcome to walk in to a CCH health center to get their COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow, Friday, November 5!

Patients and members of the community will be able to make an online appointment for a COVID vaccine for a 5- to 11-year-old child beginning early next week by visiting vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or calling 833-308-1988. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to get vaccinated. Visit MyShotCookCounty.com for more information.

We are pleased to announce the Partnership for Pediatric Care with UI Health. With this new partnership, Cook County Hea...
11/03/2021

We are pleased to announce the Partnership for Pediatric Care with UI Health. With this new partnership, Cook County Health and UI Health — the leading public health care providers in Cook County and Illinois — will collaborate on specialty pediatric, improving health and developmental outcomes for children in Cook County and Chicago.

We are pleased to announce the Partnership for Pediatric Care with UI Health. With this new partnership, Cook County Health and UI Health — the leading public health care providers in Cook County and Illinois — will collaborate on specialty pediatric, improving health and developmental outcomes for children in Cook County and Chicago.

November is National #DiabetesMonth! Prediabetes is a serious health condition affecting more than 1 in 3 U.S. adults. G...
11/02/2021

November is National #DiabetesMonth! Prediabetes is a serious health condition affecting more than 1 in 3 U.S. adults. Get tips from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) on how to manage and even reverse your prediabetes: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/community-health-outreach/national-diabetes-month

November is National #DiabetesMonth! Prediabetes is a serious health condition affecting more than 1 in 3 U.S. adults. Get tips from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) on how to manage and even reverse your prediabetes: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/community-health-outreach/national-diabetes-month

Cook County Health's Dr. Whitney Lyn talks about why she is excited for her children to get the COVID-19 vaccine as we p...
11/01/2021
COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Continues in Black Communities

Cook County Health's Dr. Whitney Lyn talks about why she is excited for her children to get the COVID-19 vaccine as we prepare to vaccinate children 5-11 years old.

Chicago health officials say they’re ready to roll out a coronavirus vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 now that the FDA has given emergency use authorization for kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine

Congratulations to the Cook County Health employees who were recognized at last week’s board meeting for their outstandi...
11/01/2021

Congratulations to the Cook County Health employees who were recognized at last week’s board meeting for their outstanding contributions to the health system.

Congratulations to the Cook County Health employees who were recognized at last week’s board meeting for their outstanding contributions to the health system.

Cook County Health hopes everyone has a safe Halloween. Be sure to follow health guidance to keep those around you healt...
10/31/2021

Cook County Health hopes everyone has a safe Halloween. Be sure to follow health guidance to keep those around you healthy. 🎃👻

Yesterday evening, the Cook County Health Foundation held its 10th annual gala to raise funds for the health system that...
10/29/2021

Yesterday evening, the Cook County Health Foundation held its 10th annual gala to raise funds for the health system that cares for more than half a million patients each year. To honor the dedication and hard work of our staff throughout the pandemic, a patient told her story of how our staff saved her life after having COVID-19. It is stories like hers that keep us going day after day to continue our mission to care for all those who come through our doors. The Foundation also presented the Ruth M. Rothstein Award for Excellence to Abbott, whose work was at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, and the entire Cook County Health care team, who were represented by Dr. Michael Hoffman, physician lead for the COVID-19 units, and Sharon Hollivay-Wheeler, a nurse.

Today is #WorldStrokeDay2021. When somebody has a stroke, every second that goes by is crucial. Know the signs.
10/29/2021

Today is #WorldStrokeDay2021. When somebody has a stroke, every second that goes by is crucial. Know the signs.

Today is #WorldStrokeDay2021. When somebody has a stroke, every second that goes by is crucial. Know the signs.

Another Thankful Thursday in the books. For the last few weeks, we have been honored to show our gratitude to our staff ...
10/29/2021

Another Thankful Thursday in the books. For the last few weeks, we have been honored to show our gratitude to our staff for everything they do.

Today, Cook County Health celebrated Advanced Practice Providers Day with a keynote address from Chicago Department of P...
10/28/2021

Today, Cook County Health celebrated Advanced Practice Providers Day with a keynote address from Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady on health disparities and inequalities. Thank you to our APPs for all you do to go above and beyond every day for our patients and the communities we serve!

10/28/2021

Cook County Health will visit Pastor Tidwell and Rain or Shine Baptist Church, 704 E 43rd Street, to administer COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, today from 3-7 pm. Stop by!

10/27/2021

Trick or Teeth: With Halloween coming up, Cook County Health's Dr. Carmella Barrett-Perry reminds you to make sure you are brushing your teeth properly. #WellnessWednesday

This week, we want to specially recognize our respiratory therapists for their unwavering dedication to their field. Thr...
10/27/2021

This week, we want to specially recognize our respiratory therapists for their unwavering dedication to their field. Throughout the pandemic, their invaluable knowledge and hard work is a true testament to the Cook County Health mission, so thank you! #RCWEEK21

This week, we want to specially recognize our respiratory therapists for their unwavering dedication to their field. Throughout the pandemic, their invaluable knowledge and hard work is a true testament to the Cook County Health mission, so thank you! #RCWEEK21

Are you an ED or ICU nurse looking for a new career opportunity? Cook County Health is hosting a nursing fair this Thurs...
10/26/2021

Are you an ED or ICU nurse looking for a new career opportunity? Cook County Health is hosting a nursing fair this Thursday, October 28 with on-site interviews available. Learn more:

https://cookcountyhealth.org/press_releases/cook-county-health-recruiting-nurses/

Are you an ED or ICU nurse looking for a new career opportunity? Cook County Health is hosting a nursing fair this Thursday, October 28 with on-site interviews available. Learn more:

https://cookcountyhealth.org/press_releases/cook-county-health-recruiting-nurses/

October is Physical Therapy Month. Cook County Health would like to recognize our skilled team of physical therapists wh...
10/25/2021

October is Physical Therapy Month. Cook County Health would like to recognize our skilled team of physical therapists who are improving the lives of the patients they see. #PTMonth

October is Physical Therapy Month. Cook County Health would like to recognize our skilled team of physical therapists who are improving the lives of the patients they see. #PTMonth

October 23 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which aims to educate the public about the importance of finding...
10/22/2021

October 23 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which aims to educate the public about the importance of finding responsible means to dispose of prescription drugs.

Learn more about what Cook County Health is doing:

https://cookcountyhealth.org/press_releases/cook-county-health-pharmacies-to-welcome-prescription-drug-takebacks/

October 23 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which aims to educate the public about the importance of finding responsible means to dispose of prescription drugs.

Learn more about what Cook County Health is doing:

https://cookcountyhealth.org/press_releases/cook-county-health-pharmacies-to-welcome-prescription-drug-takebacks/

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10/22/2021

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Cook County has opened free shower facilities at the following Forest Preserves of Cook County locations for residents impacted by water pressure issues in Dixmoor:

Camp Sullivan: 14630 Oak Park Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452
Camp Shabbona Woods: 15810 S Torrence Ave, South Holland, IL 60473
Camp Bullfrog Lake: 9600 Wolf Rd, Willow Springs, IL 60480

Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Weekends: 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. – sunset

**Residents are asked to bring their own shower supplies. To arrange transportation, call Dixmoor Village Hall at 708-389-6121.**

Happy Medical Assistants Recognition Week! Thank you, Cook County Health medical assistants, for all that you do to prov...
10/22/2021

Happy Medical Assistants Recognition Week! Thank you, Cook County Health medical assistants, for all that you do to provide compassionate care for patients! #MARWeek

Happy Medical Assistants Recognition Week! Thank you, Cook County Health medical assistants, for all that you do to provide compassionate care for patients! #MARWeek

Today is International #PronounsDay. Cook County Health is proud to make pronoun buttons available to patients and staff...
10/20/2021

Today is International #PronounsDay. Cook County Health is proud to make pronoun buttons available to patients and staff throughout the health system. These buttons help us promote an inclusive healthcare environment for everyone.

Today is International #PronounsDay. Cook County Health is proud to make pronoun buttons available to patients and staff throughout the health system. These buttons help us promote an inclusive healthcare environment for everyone.

Dr. Julie Wecsler, a breast cancer surgeon at Cook County Health, on #breastcancerawareness month and the importance of ...
10/20/2021

Dr. Julie Wecsler, a breast cancer surgeon at Cook County Health, on #breastcancerawareness month and the importance of mammograms. #wellnesswednesday

Dr. Julie Wecsler, a breast cancer surgeon at Cook County Health, on #breastcancerawareness month and the importance of mammograms. #wellnesswednesday

Cook County Health is proud to recognize our pharmacists during National Pharmacy Week. Did you know CCH pharmacists fil...
10/19/2021

Cook County Health is proud to recognize our pharmacists during National Pharmacy Week. Did you know CCH pharmacists fill 1.2 million prescriptions and administer 8.8 million doses of medication each year? Be sure to thank a pharmacist today! #pharmacyweek

Cook County Health is proud to recognize our pharmacists during National Pharmacy Week. Did you know CCH pharmacists fill 1.2 million prescriptions and administer 8.8 million doses of medication each year? Be sure to thank a pharmacist today! #pharmacyweek

Congratulations to the Chicago Sky for an incredible season!
10/18/2021

Congratulations to the Chicago Sky for an incredible season!

This one is for you, Chicago. 🏆

The Chicago Sky are your 2021 WNBA Champions.

The Belmont Cragin Health Center is now open! Cook County Health welcomed some of its first patients at the new site, wh...
10/18/2021

The Belmont Cragin Health Center is now open! Cook County Health welcomed some of its first patients at the new site, which replaces the Logan Square Health Center. Drs. Cardona, Verma and Cunill are ready to see you. Learn more about the services we offer and how to make an appointment by visiting https://cookcountyhealth.org/locations/belmont-cragin-health-center/.

Cook County Health’s Cassandra Wadlington is taking her puzzle-solving skills to Wheel of Fortune tonight. Cassandra, a ...
10/15/2021

Cook County Health’s Cassandra Wadlington is taking her puzzle-solving skills to Wheel of Fortune tonight. Cassandra, a CCH care coordination manager, will be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune tonight at 6:30 pm. She said the experience was surreal. Cassandra, we’re rooting for you!

Cook County Health’s Cassandra Wadlington is taking her puzzle-solving skills to Wheel of Fortune tonight. Cassandra, a CCH care coordination manager, will be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune tonight at 6:30 pm. She said the experience was surreal. Cassandra, we’re rooting for you!

This week, Cook County Health is proud to recognize our emergency department nurses. They work tirelessly to help patien...
10/15/2021

This week, Cook County Health is proud to recognize our emergency department nurses. They work tirelessly to help patients and bring comfort in times of need. #ENWeek

This week, Cook County Health is proud to recognize our emergency department nurses. They work tirelessly to help patients and bring comfort in times of need. #ENWeek

Yesterday, we celebrated our first Thankful Thursday at Cook County Health to recognize employees for their continued co...
10/15/2021

Yesterday, we celebrated our first Thankful Thursday at Cook County Health to recognize employees for their continued contributions. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication.

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