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Stroger Hospital’s Division of Nephrology Receives Singular Honor

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital’s Division of Nephrology was recently recognized as “High Performing” among BEST Regional Hospitals / Nephrology – U.S. News & World Report. We are especially proud of our colleagues because they are the only JHSH division… [Read More]


CCHHS Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Cook County John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

CCHHS Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Cook County John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju today celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. In its first decade of providing quality healthcare in the new Stroger Hospital,… [Read More]


Flu Outbreak

Flu outbreak has patients packing area hospitals

January 10, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The growing flu outbreak has had a big impact on local hospitals struggling to handle all the flu patients. The emergency room is packed as it often is at Stroger Hospital. What is unusual is the high… [Read More]


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Leukemia Research Foundation – FREE Annual Town Hall Meeting

A panel of experts, including John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital’s Dr. Rose Catchatorian, will answer your questions about treatment options, emerging therapies, side effects, resources and more. This program is tailored for leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes and multiple myeloma patients/families…. [Read More]


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Cook County Holds as Flu Outbreak Overwhelms Area Hospitals

WGN TV Checks in with Cook County Emergency Medical Staff as area hospitals remain on bypass.


Emergency Room

Outbreak has ERs full of flu patients

January 7, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The flu outbreak is so widespread in Chicago that emergency rooms are full of patients seeking treatment. Doctors are so busy ambulance drivers are told to bypass eight area hospitals if there’s time to safely… [Read More]


Give Blood, Save a Life

January is National Blood Donor Month

The need is great, especially during winter and holiday periods, and 60% of the population is medically eligible to give blood, yet only 5% of the national population donates blood! The fact is, that every three seconds someone needs blood…. [Read More]


Increasing Influenza-like Illness Activity in Suburban Cook County

Increasing Influenza-like Illness Activity in Suburban Cook County

Increasing influenza-like illness activity in Suburban Cook County Public Health officials recommend that you give the gift of health by adding a flu vaccine to your final shopping list this holiday season.                                                                   Everyone six months of age and older should… [Read More]


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I-MaC (I Made a Choice) Project

The I-MaC (I Made a Choice) project is a collaborative prevention initiative between the Chicago HIV Risk Reduction Partnership for Youth (CHRRPY) and two community-based organizations. CHRRPY created by providers from the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at… [Read More]


Are We Seeing the Birth of Single Payer Healthcare?

Are We Seeing the Birth of Single Payer Healthcare?

Dr. Ram Raju, CEO Cook County Health & Hospitals joins Thom Hartmann. Residents of Cook County, Illinois are about to see some significant new benefts thanks to President Obama and the Affordable Care Act. Starting this week – more than… [Read More]