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President Preckwinkle and Dr. Raju Lead Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

Begins transformation to Regional Outpatient Clinic to improve patient services, strengthen County Health and Hospitals System   Oak Forest, Ill. – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle together with Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals… [Read More]


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Victory at Oak Forest Health Center

Better health care for low-income patients, more manageable costs for hard-pressed taxpayers Last year, Cook County officials finally persuaded state regulators to let them convert the white elephant known as Oak Forest Hospital into something the county’s nearly $1 billion… [Read More]


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Human cases of West Nile virus increase to 26 in suburban Cook County

Officials encourage residents to take basic precautions and Fight the Bite! To date, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials report 23 human cases, 284 mosquito pools and six birds with West Nile virus (WNV) throughout suburban Cook County…. [Read More]


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CNN Checks with County Trauma Unit

CNN’s Ted Rowlands reports from Chicago’s Cook County Trauma Unit and witnesses the result of violence in the streets.


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Project SMILE: A Linkage-to-Care Program for HIV (+) Youth

Housed in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Project SMILE is a collaboration between the Chicago Department of Public Health and the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development -funded Chicago Adolescent Medicine Trials Network (ATN). This… [Read More]


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A Stronger Pulse….Carvalho needs to give Cook’s Health System Intensive Care

A stronger pulse Carvalho, like Batts before him, needs to give Cook’s health system intensive care August 15, 2012 The independent panel that runs Cook County’s health system has a new chairman, David Carvalho. Chosen by his fellow board members… [Read More]


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Exclusive Interviews with the 2012 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare

Exclusive Interviews with the 2012 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare Dr. Raju’s Exclusive Interview with Modern Healthcare


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LEEP2 (Living, Eating, Exercising and Problem-Solving)

LEEP2 (Living, Eating, Exercising and Problem-Solving) is a nutrition and wellness program for children and adolescents 7-21 years of age facilitated through the Pediatric Department’s Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and Division of Endocrinology and sponsored by the… [Read More]


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Health System Board names New Chair David Carvalho to System Board of Directors

CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals System announced today that the independent governing board elected David Carvalho as Chair, and Jorge Ramirez as Vice-Chair of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors. “I would like to extend… [Read More]


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CCHHS Recognizes National Immunization Month

August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month. This is the time of year when parents prepare for their children’s return to school, students are heading off to college, and healthcare workers are preparing for the upcoming flu season. The… [Read More]