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Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago

Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is reminding parents to get their children immunized before the new school year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses August as National Immunizations Awareness Month to highlight the… [Read More]


Twitter Feature Story

Dr. Raju named Top CEO’s to follow on Twitter

Social media has revolutionized the way Americans share information. Sites like Twitter give healthcare leaders an unprecedented opportunity to connect with both industry professionals and patients, and shape the national healthcare conversation. Here are 20 leaders from hospitals and health… [Read More]


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CCHHS Urges Residents to Boost Precautions During Heat

CHICAGO – Ahead of another day of extreme heat, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System is reminding residents to take extra measures during extreme heat. “High heat and humidity is dangerous for all Cook County residents– young, elderly and… [Read More]


4th of July

Fourth of July is here – have fun, but stay safe.

Fourth of July is a perfect time to gather with family and friends,” said Cook County Department of Public Health chief operating officer Terry Mason, MD, FACS. “When you are enjoying picnics, block parties and other Fourth of July celebrations,… [Read More]


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Protect yourself & your family, prevent West Nile virus

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials would like to remind residents to be cautious and protect against West Nile Virus (WNV). Prevention is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family from becoming infected with WNV…. [Read More]


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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]


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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]


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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]