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Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago


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   Oak Forest, Ill. – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle together with Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO of the Cook County Health, local elected officials and dozens… [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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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]


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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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]


A night inside Stroger’s trauma unit: FOX Chicago EXCLUSIVE

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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]