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CCHHS Announces 2014 Doctor of the Year

CHICAGO – The Cook County Health & Hospitals (CCHHS) announced today Doctor Tom Patrianakos, Division Chair of Ophthalmology was named Doctor of the Year, Cook County Health & Hospitals System. “Dr. Patrianakos is a physician who is fully behind the… [Read More]


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Cook County Department of Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

Cook County Department of Public Health Awarded National Accreditation The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) was awarded national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). To receive national accreditation, CCDPH had to undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed… [Read More]


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CCHHS Director, Palliative Care Services Wins Prestigious Award

Leaders who expand palliative care to veterans and safety-net patients and promote patient-centered care to seriously ill children receive 2014 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards CHICAGO – The Cook County Health and Hospitals (CCHHS) system announced today that Dr. Catherine… [Read More]


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County OKs $2.4 million to study old hospital redevelopment

Finding a new use for the old Cook County Hospital is back on the drawing board after the County Board voted Wednesday to spend $2.4 million to study ways to reuse the shuttered building, shift functions from other buildings into… [Read More]


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CCHHS Announces 70,000 members in CountyCare

Cook County Officials Announce 70,000 CountyCare Members Declare Medicaid expansion in Cook County working CHICAGO – Joined by United States Senator Richard Durbin and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Dr. Ram Raju, CEO, CCHHS, announced today that 70,000 Cook… [Read More]


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Officials Advise Residents to Stay Prepared as Arctic Temperatures Blanket Our Region

Officials Advise Residents to Stay Prepared as Arctic Temperatures Blanket Our Region Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Chief Operating Officer Dr. Terry Mason is advising residents to take precautions against the dangerously cold temperatures expected in the coming… [Read More]


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CCDPH Advises Extreme Cold Precautions

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials are advising residents to take precautions against the extremely cold temperatures today and in the coming days. “The temperatures we are experiencing are dangerous and can lead to serious health issues such… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju’s Op Ed in Crain’s

For decades there’s been a lot of talk about how America can reinvent its health care system. As the world’s richest country, we spent $2.6 trillion on health care in 2010 alone or $8,402 per person. Yet, millions are still… [Read More]


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CCHHS Officials Announce Major ACA Milestone

CHICAGO – Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Ram Raju announced today that the Health System has reached its 2014 budgeted enrollment number for CountyCare, a Medicaid expansion program for adults and early roll-out of the Affordable… [Read More]


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Halloween Health & Safety Tips

Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests? Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone: Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses. Use… [Read More]