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Much at stake in Illinois and beyond with Pending ‘Obamacare’ Ruling

After a decade-long battle to contain his HIV, Chicago graphic designer Will Wilson views President Barack Obama’s landmark health-care law as a “big ray of hope” that could be lost if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the president’s massive… [Read More]


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A Word to Preckwinkle’s Choices

In 2008, when we first met Warren Batts, he had just signed on to lead a new panel that oversees Cook County’s health and hospitals system. Batts, a Navy veteran and retired business exec, didn’t sugarcoat the challenge ahead. “The… [Read More]


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‘Boss’ wrapping up 2nd season

A CTOR Kelsey (“Frasier”) Grammer’s filming of his hit Chicago-based series “Boss,” in which he plays the role of Tom Kane, a ruthless Chi-Town mayor, will wrap up shooting for its second season July 10. Actor /directorMario Van Peebles (“New Jack City”), who directed a… [Read More]


Construction of the Rauner Family YMCA in Little Village was made possible with help from the Rauner family's foundation. Photo by: Stephen J. Serio

Public health system courts Rauner to fund foundation

The Cook County hospital system is wooing investor Bruce Rauner for a gift of more than $10 million, as the cash-strapped public health care network tries to enter the crowded field of charitable causes. A major gift would jump-start fundraising… [Read More]


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On the front lines of city’s violence

By the time paramedics wheeled Daniel Dilce into Stroger Hospital’s busy trauma unit early Sunday, there was little doctors could do to save his life. Blood leaked from the 35-year-old’s wounds and radiated across the white sheets beneath him as… [Read More]


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Governor Quinn Signs Law to Save Medicaid

Governor Pat Quinn today signed into law a package of reforms that will rescue the state’s Medicaid system from the brink of collapse and make the program sustainable for the future, one of his top priorities this legislative session. The… [Read More]


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County Health Struggle moves to Springfield

Springfield has its allure — it must, right? People live there. They can’t all be trapped by cruel circumstance. Among visitors, however, there are only two attitudes toward the state capital: to get out as soon as possible, if currently… [Read More]


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With NATO in town, hospitals brace for bioterrorism

While many downtown office workers worry about commuting headaches during the NATO summit, two Chicago hospital systems are prepared for far worse possibilities. The University of Chicago Medical Center and the Cook County Health and Hospitals System will both have decontamination areas… [Read More]


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CCHHS Introduces Centralized Scheduling

CCHHS understands the importance of patient satisfaction at CCHHS and we are focusing on creating a more patient-centered environment.  In doing so, we are at the point in our revenue cycle transformation where combining the scheduling processes of our primary… [Read More]


Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle looks on as CEO Cook County Health and Hospitals Systems, Dr. Ram Raju speaks during a news conference, Monday, April 2, 2012, to announce plans for a sweeping worksite wellness program that will engage Cook County's 22,000 employees in healthy lifestyle programs. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)

Dr. Raju’s Check Up

Six months ago Dr. Ram Raju took command of the ailing Cook County health system. His prime mission: Stop the money hemorrhage. That’s vital because as the county’s health and hospital system budget goes, so goes the county’s financial health…. [Read More]