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Cook County CEO urges action against healthcare disparities

The head of the nation’s third-largest public healthcare system is calling on hospital leaders to aggressively promote inclusion and to reduce healthcare disparities, particularly among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patient populations. In a speech delivered before a packed ballroom… [Read More]


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March is National Nutrition Month

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, contributing to the increasing prevalence and costs of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke felt in communities all across the nation. The Food and Drug Administration recently revamped its food guidelines, focusing… [Read More]


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March is National Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month and the 2013 theme is: “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work.” Our health system social workers are often ‘behind the scenes’, working diligently to strengthen the social and medical… [Read More]


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Cook County Calls for Health by Raising Cigarette Tax

  President Preckwinkle Highlights Public Health Benefits Of Cigarette Tax Increase will generate more than $25 million and save residents from premature smoking-caused death   Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined today by Dr. Raju and other health professionals… [Read More]


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Dr. Terry Mason Speaks On Heart Health for Kids

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Cook County Health and Hospitals System honors 8 nurses

Monday January 28, 2013 – Eight nurses at Cook County (Ill.) Health and Hospitals System facilities were recognized in the debut of the system’s Professional Registered Nurse Clinical Excellence Award Program. CCHHS plans to give the awards annually, according to a… [Read More]


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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7, 2013. Blacks represent about 14% of the U.S. population, but over 40% of the nation’s new HIV infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC). On this commemorative day,… [Read More]


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Go Red Day is Friday, February 1, 2013

CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) officials and staff are asking residents to join them in recognizing February 1, 2013 as “Wear Red Day” in honor of 2013 National Heart Health Month. All residents of Cook County are… [Read More]


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Crain’s Checks in with Dr. Raju at City Club Chicago-CEO talks about selling health insurance

Dr. Ramanathan Raju wants Cook County hospital to get into the health insurance business, selling plans on a statewide health insurance exchange, a move he says could generate much-needed revenue. The ambitious proposal by the CEO of the Cook County… [Read More]


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Cook County Health System Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ “The time is always right to do what is right.” “I have… [Read More]