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Governor Quinn Signs Law to Save Medicaid

Governor Pat Quinn today signed into law a package of reforms that will rescue the state’s Medicaid system from the brink of collapse and make the program sustainable for the future, one of his top priorities this legislative session. The… [Read More]


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Launch “STEP UP, GET TESTED” to Boost HIV Testing

CHICAGO – A collaboration of healthcare agencies, including the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and other AIDS service organizations throughout the city of Chicago, announced today the launch of a campaign called STEP… [Read More]


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County Health Struggle moves to Springfield

Springfield has its allure — it must, right? People live there. They can’t all be trapped by cruel circumstance. Among visitors, however, there are only two attitudes toward the state capital: to get out as soon as possible, if currently… [Read More]


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With NATO in town, hospitals brace for bioterrorism

While many downtown office workers worry about commuting headaches during the NATO summit, two Chicago hospital systems are prepared for far worse possibilities. The University of Chicago Medical Center and the Cook County Health and Hospitals System will both have decontamination areas… [Read More]


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CCHHS Introduces Centralized Scheduling

CCHHS understands the importance of patient satisfaction at CCHHS and we are focusing on creating a more patient-centered environment.  In doing so, we are at the point in our revenue cycle transformation where combining the scheduling processes of our primary… [Read More]


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STEP UP, GET TESTED: Chicago for 5K

STEP UP, GET TESTED is a city-wide unified effort that brings AIDS service and community-based organizations together to scale up HIV testing in the most underserved communities of Chicago. As a part of National HIV Testing Day (June 27), the… [Read More]


Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle looks on as CEO Cook County Health and Hospitals Systems, Dr. Ram Raju speaks during a news conference, Monday, April 2, 2012, to announce plans for a sweeping worksite wellness program that will engage Cook County's 22,000 employees in healthy lifestyle programs. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)

Dr. Raju’s Check Up

Six months ago Dr. Ram Raju took command of the ailing Cook County health system. His prime mission: Stop the money hemorrhage. That’s vital because as the county’s health and hospital system budget goes, so goes the county’s financial health…. [Read More]


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Dr. Terry Mason Talks about Getting Yourself Tested in 2012

Cook County’s chief medical officer, Dr. Terry Mason, joins us to talk about the county’s STD testing initiative on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. The county has some of the highest levels of STD infection in the country, with the… [Read More]


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Strategic Advantage – Modern Healthcare

Dr. Ram Raju more than 20 years ago transitioned his career as a trauma surgeon to the executive side of healthcare. Dr. Raju became CEO to the third largest public healthcare safety net in the City of Chicago this past October…. [Read More]


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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Urges Residents to Get Yourself Tested

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Aims to Test 5,000 Patients Get Yourself Tested Campaign kicks off April 4, 2011 CHICAGO— In response to the staggering rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among youth in the Chicagoland area, the Cook… [Read More]