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CCH Celebrates Nurses through Excellence Award Program

Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCH), the third largest public health care system nationwide, implemented its second Annual Professional Registered Nurse Clinical . In an effort to raise awareness of others to these exceptional nurses, who work closest to… [Read More]

Spring into Health

Spring into Health

Mark your calendar! The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Health Fair is tomorrow, May 22nd. This year’s program will include health screenings, cooking demonstrations, educational materials, and more.


Public health officials caution against tickborne disease

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to prevent against tick bites while outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. Ticks are found in and near wooded areas, tall grass and brush. Infected ticks can transmit… [Read More]


PNHP’s Dr. Claudia Fegan on ‘Up with Chris Hayes’

Dr. Claudia Fegan, past president of Physicians for a National Health Program and chief medical officer at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, appeared on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes” on Nov. 24 as part of a panel… [Read More]

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Dr. Raju Voted 50 Most Influential Physician Executives 2013

Welcome to the gallery of this year’s ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare. The honorees were chosen by readers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician for their leadership in the varied sectors of… [Read More]


Cook County’s early Medicaid expansion under way

CHICAGO (AP) – Cook County officials say 37,000 applications have been initiated in a new program that will provide insurance coverage without cost to patients. The CountyCare program expands Medicaid coverage a year ahead of what’s coming in many states… [Read More]


CCDPH Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

Tobacco cessation and secondhand smoke prevention ads will run April – May 2013. This week, Cook County Department of Public Health officials launched a new campaign aimed at suburban Cook County (SCC) residents who smoke. The campaign, “Nothing to Kid… [Read More]

National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month

On behalf of the Cook County Health System, we recognize April as National Donate Life Month. We applaud Secretary Jesse White’s leadership on organ donation. Today is about partnership between the health system, the Secretary White’s office and the community…. [Read More]

System CEO Dr. Ram Raju talks about the importance of organ and tissue donation with Secretary of State Jesse White and Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele among assembled speakers

Urging Residents to Become Organ Donors

CHICAGO – Cook County Health System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju and Secretary of State Jesse White urged all Cook County residents to join the effort of Organ/Tissue Donor Registry. Currently, there are more than 5.2 million people registered… [Read More]


April is National Minority Health Month

In April, National Minority Health Month is commemorated by raising awareness about health disparities that persist, affecting racial and ethnic minorities. Health Disparities are the differences in rates of disease, health outcomes and access to healthcare found between different groups… [Read More]