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Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago

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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]


In Chicago hospital, “collateral damage” of gang war never subsides

(CBS News) CHICAGO – Violent crime in America has fallen for six straight years, with homicides last year down nearly 6 percent. But in Chicago, there have been 275 homicides this year, most of them gang related. The nation’s third-largest… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju Focuses on Affordable Care Act Upheld

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act.  This is a momentous decision for our patients and for healthcare in this Country. In Washington D.C., they recently unveiled a beautiful monument to one… [Read More]

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National HIV Testing Day

Peter McLoyd, Consumer Development and Advocacy Coordinator, at the CORE Center, one of the six agencies of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System explains that modern testing is quick, easy and painless. Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates National HIV… [Read More]

HIT makeover, public health style

HIT makeover, public health style

How do you measure a makeover? In this case, neither by the blueness of the eye shadow, nor the height of the heels. Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) wholly reconditioned its data network. The nation’s third largest public… [Read More]

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Cook County Department of Public Health Urges Area Residents To Stay Cool and be Safe!

Enjoy the outdoors this summer – just stay cool and be safe! Officials offer summer outdoor safety tips to help you and your family have a safe and healthy summer. “Summer is in full swing with the Fourth of July… [Read More]

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Much at stake in Illinois and beyond with Pending ‘Obamacare’ Ruling

After a decade-long battle to contain his HIV, Chicago graphic designer Will Wilson views President Barack Obama’s landmark health-care law as a “big ray of hope” that could be lost if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the president’s massive… [Read More]


A Word to Preckwinkle’s Choices

In 2008, when we first met Warren Batts, he had just signed on to lead a new panel that oversees Cook County’s health and hospitals system. Batts, a Navy veteran and retired business exec, didn’t sugarcoat the challenge ahead. “The… [Read More]


‘Boss’ wrapping up 2nd season

A CTOR Kelsey (“Frasier”) Grammer’s filming of his hit Chicago-based series “Boss,” in which he plays the role of Tom Kane, a ruthless Chi-Town mayor, will wrap up shooting for its second season July 10. Actor /directorMario Van Peebles (“New Jack City”), who directed a… [Read More]