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CountyCare begins at Health System

County services will shift from emergency care to “medical home” model This week Cook County will start sending letters to about 115,000 of its low-income residents inviting them to enroll in the county’s new Medicaid program. Adults under 65 with… [Read More]


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Nearly 300 Toys Donated to Tots in Pediatrics Unit

Cook County Officials come together to Kick-Off the 2012 Holiday Season by Donating Hundreds of Toys to Children at Cook County Health and Hospitals System Nearly 300 Toys Donated to Tots in Pediatrics Unit CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals… [Read More]


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Cook County Captures 1115 Waiver

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Announce 1115 Medicaid Waiver   Impact Expected to Enroll 115,000 Patients Under Medicaid Umbrella CHICAGO-Cook County Health and Hospitals System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced… [Read More]


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Cook County Health System Supports Cigarette Tax Hike

President Preckwinkle, Dr. Raju, Health Advocates Highlight Benefits of Cigarette Tax Study says $1-a-pack increase could save more than 10,000 lives, millions in health-related costs in the next five years   Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by… [Read More]


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Emergency Room Wait Times Drop at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

Preckwinkle Highlights Drop In Emergency Room Wait Times at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Ramanathan Raju announced today significant progress in two key areas… [Read More]


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Illinois HIV Clinic Marks Renovations With Rededication

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center opened its doors September 27 with a rededication reception to celebrate the center’s recent renovations. A product of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and the Rush University Medical Center, the center has… [Read More]


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Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates 14 years of Healthcare Excellence

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates 14 years of remarkable success in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & research   CHICAGO-The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center announced today a 14-year milestone for the clinic that focuses on the prevention, care, and research of… [Read More]


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President Preckwinkle and Dr. Raju Lead Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

Begins transformation to Regional Outpatient Clinic to improve patient services, strengthen County Health and Hospitals System   Oak Forest, Ill. – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle together with Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals… [Read More]


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Victory at Oak Forest Health Center

Better health care for low-income patients, more manageable costs for hard-pressed taxpayers Last year, Cook County officials finally persuaded state regulators to let them convert the white elephant known as Oak Forest Hospital into something the county’s nearly $1 billion… [Read More]


Human cases of West Nile

Human cases of West Nile virus increase to 26 in suburban Cook County

Officials encourage residents to take basic precautions and Fight the Bite! To date, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials report 23 human cases, 284 mosquito pools and six birds with West Nile virus (WNV) throughout suburban Cook County…. [Read More]