In the weeks since we launched The Change Institute of Cook County Health, I have heard from many of you who are ready to take part in this transformative movement. Our journey has just begun, and we are confident that together the health, business, and academic communities can put forth the same fervor demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic to tackling diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and more.
Just this week, our mission of providing high-quality, precision medicine for all progressed at Provident Hospital with the addition of a new MRI machine. This $2 million investment at the storied Provident Hospital comes on the heels of a new Dialysis Center and improvements to the Provident Emergency Department and the inpatient area.
Thank you for your interest in impacting immediate health outcomes and improving the health of our communities for generations to come. We look forward to providing you with regular updates and ways to get involved with The Change Institute of Cook County Health.
Israel Rocha Jr., CEO
Cook County Health
Cook County Health Launches Change Institute
CCH leader Israel Rocha Jr. says he wants a new think tank to tackle diabetes, heart disease, strokes and cancer with the same energy as the hospital’s COVID pandemic response.
[Crain’s Chicago Business]
Cook County Health Unveils New MRI at Provident Hospital
Cook County Health conducts 6,000 MRIs each year. The new MRI will provide Provident patients with the latest technology in medical imaging. It represents a $2 million investment, supported by grant funding.
[Chicago Sun Times]
Democratizing MRI to Advance Health Equity
A magnetic resonance expert at Siemens Healthineers discusses steps to expand access to imaging technology.
[Healthcare IT News]
Fewer Patients of Color Have Health-Care Providers Who Look Like Them
New data from the Urban Institute, a think tank that conducts economic and social research, shows that while nearly three-fourths of White patients have a health-care provider of the same race or who speaks the same language, the same is not true for patients of color.
[The Washington Post]