Suffredin- For a Better Cook County  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions
Unsung Heroine

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
  The Cook County Law Library is the second largest County law library in the nation.
   
     
     
     



City of Chicago, Cook County Partner to Expand Breast Health Services to Uninsured Women
City Investment Will Provide Screening Mammograms for Up to 5,000 Women

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Special to suffredin.org

Mayor's Press Office 312.744.3334

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a new partnership between the City of Chicago and Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) to expand and improve breast health services available to low income women citywide, including providing accessible and effective mammography screenings for as many as 5,000 more uninsured women.

“Breast cancer is a devastating diagnosis, but early detection and treatment can result in improved health outcomes,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This critical health investment will allow the City and County to provide life-saving services to more women than ever, while also ensuring the City is investing in quality care options accessible to uninsured women.”

In 2016, the City of Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) will invest a total of $635,000 to provide additional mammography services at three CCHHS locations. CDPH will also continue to provide $100,000 to Roseland Community Hospital and Mercy Hospital and Health Center as part of the ongoing collaborations.

“The best way to save lives is to ensure easy access to screenings and follow up services. This partnership will allow us to not only reach more women than ever before, but to ensure that they receive the quality breast health services to not only detect cancer, but to treat it,” said President Preckwinkle.

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System provides more than 13,000 mammograms annually and provides the full continuum of high quality breast cancer care from screenings to diagnostic and treatment services.

Starting in January, City-funded services will transition to three County sites, in addition to continuing service at Mercy Hospital and Health Center’s four sites and Roseland Community Hospital. Through the City’s investments, up to 5,000 uninsured women will have access to free-of-charge screenings at these sites, more than doubling the 2,100 mammography services provided yearly by the City.

“We are investing in new technology and more staff to expand capacity within the System. This new partnership will certainly jump start those efforts,” said Dr. Jay Shannon, Chief Executive Officer, CCHHS. The County estimates that it may provide as many as 20,000 mammograms county-wide in 2016.

“Breast cancer is an issue personal to me, as my family and friends have lost their battles due to late detection,” said Alderman Michelle Harris. “This partnership is immeasurably important to so many women who will now receive quality screenings and services.”

“This new partnership between the City and County creates capacity for uninsured women to be properly screened and treated,” said CDPH Commissioner, Dr. Julie Morita. “This is good news for the health of our residents.”

As part of their work, the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force has agreed to partner with CCHHS and CDPH to help ensure the expanded mammography services continue to provide high quality care for uninsured women in Chicago.

“The Task Force has been concerned for many years about lack of access to high quality breast health care for women in Chicago and the resulting high death rate for women of color from breast cancer. We stand ready to work with the City and County to ensure the expanded services meet the highest quality of care,” said David Ansell, Board President, Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force.

According to a 2014 survey from CDPH, 8,625, uninsured women in Chicago who are the recommended age for mammograms have not had a screening in the last two years.

###



Recent Headlines

Unemployment rate unexpectedly falls
Friday, June 05, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

$140M renovation to transform old Cook County Hospital into hotel, office complex nearly complete
Friday, June 05, 2020
WLS ABC 7 Eyewitness News

How badly will COVID, looting hurt CPS finances?
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

Cook County Jail releases could be spreading COVID-19 in community, study suggests
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Daily COVID-19 cases dip under 1,000, but officials warn it could take 2 weeks to see if protests prompt uptick (LIVE UPDATES)
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County state’s attorney’s office says it will review allegations that Chicago cops pulled woman from car by her hair and placed knee on her neck
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Report: 1 in 6 Chicago COVID-19 Cases Can Be Tied to Cook County Jail
Thursday, June 04, 2020
WTTW News

Cook County campsites, dog parks among amenities reopening
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Daily Herald

Rapper Vic Mensa: ‘The real looting is the looting of the body of George Floyd’ and other African Americans killed by police
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

‘We’re Here To Pray For Peace’: Faith Organizations March In Bronzeville To Protest George Floyd Killing
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
WBEZ News

The Spin: Politicians pivot to police reform | For Lightfoot, Preckwinkle and others, George Floyd death a painful reminder of racism in their lives | Chicago begins reopening
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Chicago Tribune

‘COVID-19 Adjustment’ may lessen Cook County property taxes in light of pandemic
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
JD Supra

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Chicago Tribune

More positive results for antiviral drug remdesivir in battle against COVID-19
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Live Updates: Looting Causes Food Shortages; Security Firms See Spike In Demand
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
WBEZ

So many were killed by gunfire in Chicago Sunday, the medical examiner brought in extra pathologists for the autopsies
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Social distancing measures remain in place at county jail
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Protests and peace: Pritzker, Preckwinkle, Cupich call for ‘peaceful action’ to stem ‘contagion’ of racism
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

With Dozens Being Shot Every Day, Anti-Violence Groups Continue Working Amid Looting And COVID-19
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
WBEZ News

Judge tells Cicero no more surprise visits at nursing home where more than a dozen died from coronavirus
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

all news items

Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP