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Dr. Raju’s Op Ed in Crain’s

For decades there’s been a lot of talk about how America can reinvent its health care system. As the world’s richest country, we spent $2.6 trillion on health care in 2010 alone or $8,402 per person. Yet, millions are still… [Read More]


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CCHHS Officials Announce Major ACA Milestone

CHICAGO – Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Ram Raju announced today that the Health System has reached its 2014 budgeted enrollment number for CountyCare, a Medicaid expansion program for adults and early roll-out of the Affordable… [Read More]


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Great American Smokeout is November 21st

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to set the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout as the day to quit smoking. Currently, 22 percent of suburban Cook County residents smoke, which is slightly… [Read More]


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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]