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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]


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]


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]

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

CCH 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.

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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]