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Protect Yourself and Others from the Influenza

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very… [Read More]


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November is American Diabetes Month

Have you been diagnosed with pre-diabetes? Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects your health in a variety of ways. An estimated 79 million people in the U.S., or one in three people, has a diagnosis of pre-diabetes. According to… [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 Budget Hearing, Dr. Raju’s Testimony

Good Morning Chairman Daley, Commissioners, Ladies and Gentlemen. Over the past two years, you have entrusted me to lead the transformation of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System. This board gave me two specific charges. First, create a system… [Read More]


Stroke Awareness Fair at Fantus Clinic

Stroke Awareness Fair at Fantus Clinic, October 24

This week, Stroger Hospital’s Joint Commission-certified Stroke Team has taken their group of nurses, doctors, therapists and social workers into hospital campus Main Lobby areas to inform patients, visitors and employees about the pervasive risk of stroke. If you want… [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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National Hospital & Health System Pharmacy Week, October 21-27

CHICAGO, IL – Pharmacists and technicians throughout Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) will use National Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy Week, October 21-27, 2012, to underscore the many new and vital roles they now play in patient care. The… [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 CEO Recognized as Business Leader of Color

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago United recently announced that Dr. Ram Raju, Chief Executive Officer of Cook County Health and Hospitals System is one of 45 local business executives to be featured in its newest Business Leaders of Color (BLC) publication…. [Read More]


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Dr. Raju Explains How ObamaCare Affects You

Cook County Health Systems CEO Dr Ram Raju explained how the now effective Affordable Care Act will affect you and what plan is right for your family, on the launch day of President Obama’s healthcare law. Chicago News and Weather… [Read More]