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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…
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‘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…
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On the front lines of city’s violence

By the time paramedics wheeled Daniel Dilce into Stroger Hospital’s busy trauma unit early Sunday, there was little doctors could do to save his life. Blood leaked from the 35-year-old’s…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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CCH Introduces Centralized Scheduling

CCH understands the importance of patient satisfaction at CCH and we are focusing on creating a more patient-centered environment.  In doing so, we are at the point in our revenue…
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…
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