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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]


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Strategic Advantage – Modern Healthcare

Dr. Ram Raju more than 20 years ago transitioned his career as a trauma surgeon to the executive side of healthcare. Dr. Raju became CEO to the third largest public healthcare safety net in the City of Chicago this past October…. [Read More]


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CCHHS Celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 15 – 21

National Volunteer Week gives us the opportunity to salute all of our volunteers and thank them for their service. Volunteering is part of our identity in which we embrace a spirit of community. The volunteers who work to support our… [Read More]


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Cook County Springs into Health with New Worksite Wellness Initiative

  Cook County Springs Into Health With New Worksite Wellness Initiative   President Preckwinkle alongside Dr. Raju announced today a broad worksite wellness initiative, “Spring Into Health!” to engage Cook County’s 22,000 employees in a culture of health and fitness.  As part of… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju discusses Cook County Health System with Modern Healthcare

Inequality, in terms of access to care, is a problem both  in America and Dr. Ram Raju’s native India. Raju, CEO of the  government-run Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago, shared his  stories about how India’s caste system, which… [Read More]


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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Launches New Website

CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals System announced a newly launched website for all Cook County residents and patients. The up-to-date website www.cookcountyhhs.org will offer information on hospital locations, health news, patient services, and special news & events. The website serves as an… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju Joins Senator Dick Durbin, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Danny Davis to Talk Health Care Laws

Chicago, IL (March 23, 2012) -Today, Dr. Ram Raju joined alongside U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) and individuals who have been helped by the new health care law at the Thompson… [Read More]


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Core Center Gets Funding for Access to Care Programs

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is Awarded Funding for Prevention and Access to Care Programs Programs highlight HIV rapid testing, prevention education about HIV/AIDS and improved access to care services  CHICAGO – The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center announced today… [Read More]