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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]

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CNN Checks with County Trauma Unit

CNN’s Ted Rowlands reports from Chicago’s Cook County Trauma Unit and witnesses the result of violence in the streets.

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A Stronger Pulse….Carvalho needs to give Cook’s Health System Intensive Care

A stronger pulse Carvalho, like Batts before him, needs to give Cook’s health system intensive care August 15, 2012 The independent panel that runs Cook County’s health system has a new chairman, David Carvalho. Chosen by his fellow board members… [Read More]


Exclusive Interviews with the 2012 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare

Exclusive Interviews with the 2012 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare Dr. Raju’s Exclusive Interview with Modern Healthcare

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Health System Board names New Chair David Carvalho to System Board of Directors

CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals System announced today that the independent governing board elected David Carvalho as Chair, and Jorge Ramirez as Vice-Chair of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors. “I would like to extend… [Read More]


In Chicago hospital, “collateral damage” of gang war never subsides

(CBS News) CHICAGO – Violent crime in America has fallen for six straight years, with homicides last year down nearly 6 percent. But in Chicago, there have been 275 homicides this year, most of them gang related. The nation’s third-largest… [Read More]


A night inside Stroger’s trauma unit: FOX Chicago EXCLUSIVE

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Dr. Raju Focuses on Affordable Care Act Upheld

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act.  This is a momentous decision for our patients and for healthcare in this Country. In Washington D.C., they recently unveiled a beautiful monument to one… [Read More]

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National HIV Testing Day

Peter McLoyd, Consumer Development and Advocacy Coordinator, at the CORE Center, one of the six agencies of the Cook County Health explains that modern testing is quick, easy and painless. Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates National HIV Testing Day 2012… [Read More]

HIT makeover, public health style

HIT makeover, public health style

How do you measure a makeover? In this case, neither by the blueness of the eye shadow, nor the height of the heels. Cook County Health (CCH) wholly reconditioned its data network. The nation’s third largest public health care system… [Read More]