Cook County Health Partners with Chicago ARC to Bring Innovative Solutions to Safety Net Patients

The Midwest’s largest public safety net healthcare provider joins Chicago ARC health equity innovation partner network that represents over 750 health and training facilities across Chicago, Illinois and the Midwest.

Chicago, Illinois (February 21, 2023) — Chicago ARC is excited to welcome Cook County Health as its newest Healthcare Partner. Chicago ARC and CCH share a commitment to reducing health inequities through community-informed and innovation-enabled approaches.  Cook County Health serves more than 600,000 people each year across two hospitals, an ambulatory care network and CountyCare Medicaid Managed Care plan. It is also home to the Cook County Department of Public Health and Correctional Health.

Through the signed Healthcare Partner Memorandum of Understanding Chicago ARC will source global best digital health solutions and best practices to support Cook County Health priority needs in areas such chronic disease management, trauma-informed care, and maternal and child health equity.  Curated technology solutions will be implemented and piloted to support and serve Cook County residents in the communities where they live and where they receive care.

“The global solutions and approaches the Chicago ARC will open up to Cook County Health will help deliver on our mission to establish universal access to the world’s best care and health services for all Cook County residents, regardless of the ability to pay, so all may live their healthiest life,” said Israel Rocha, CEO of Cook County Health.

CCH joins the Chicago ARC collaborative which includes Sheba Medical Center, Newsweek global Top-10 hospital and Israel’s largest medical center.  The ambitious partnership will tackle healthcare inequities through market-driven, community-informed solutions and attraction of startups that will support the region’s underserved populations.

“The Chicago ARC will work with Cook County Health to bring the global solutions of tomorrow to those who need it today,” said Kate Merton, Executive Director of the Chicago ARC. “Together with Cook County Health and our other partners we will use new technologies to expand care to the historically underserved and support frontline healthcare providers, while positioning Chicago as the hub for health equity innovation.”