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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]


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CCHHS Announces 115,000 Apply for CountyCare

CHICAGO – Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ram Raju today announced the health system has achieved its goal of 115,000 applications for CountyCare, an early roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Cook… [Read More]


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125 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems

125 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems Becker’s Hospital Review has named “125 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems,” based on leaders’ healthcare experience, accolades and commitment to quality care. Note: This list is not an endorsement of… [Read More]


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CCHHS Announces Improvements at Oak Forest Health Center

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System today announced the opening of Oak Forest Health Center (OFHC), where new radiology and laboratory services will be offered. The nearly $6 million transformation will allow the county to provide CT scans, ultrasounds… [Read More]


Hispanic Heritage Month

CCHHS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

CHICAGO (September 23, 2013) – Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Dr. Ram Raju, CEO of Cook County Health and Hospitals System marked Hispanic Heritage Month with Cook County Commissioners Jesús “Chuy” García (7th district) and Edwin Reyes (8th… [Read More]


Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is reminding parents to get their children immunized before the new school year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses August as National Immunizations Awareness Month to highlight the… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju named Top CEO’s to follow on Twitter

Social media has revolutionized the way Americans share information. Sites like Twitter give healthcare leaders an unprecedented opportunity to connect with both industry professionals and patients, and shape the national healthcare conversation. Here are 20 leaders from hospitals and health… [Read More]


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CCHHS Urges Residents to Boost Precautions During Heat

CHICAGO – Ahead of another day of extreme heat, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System is reminding residents to take extra measures during extreme heat. “High heat and humidity is dangerous for all Cook County residents– young, elderly and… [Read More]


4th of July

Fourth of July is here – have fun, but stay safe.

Fourth of July is a perfect time to gather with family and friends,” said Cook County Department of Public Health chief operating officer Terry Mason, MD, FACS. “When you are enjoying picnics, block parties and other Fourth of July celebrations,… [Read More]