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Ruth M. Rothstein was committed to improving health care services for underserved communities throughout her career. She served as CEO of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System from 1990 – 2004 and worked tirelessly to improve the health system. During her tenure, she successfully gained support to build the new John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She provided leadership for the private-public partnership with Rush University Medical Center that built the largest facility of care services for persons living with HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases in the Midwest – the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center.

Mrs. Rothstein continued to support the CORE Center by serving on the Board of The CORE Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that promotes and supports the work of the CORE Center. Most recently, she provided her expertise and direction for the Center’s capital campaign.

In this featured video segment, Ruth Rothstein reflects on the CORE Center and its importance in providing quality care and conducting research to improve the lives of individuals affected by the AIDS epidemic. To honor Mrs. Rothstein’s commitment to the CORE Center and its patients, please consider making a donation online, or by mail or telephone to The CORE Foundation, 2020 W. Harrison St., Suite 2-200, Chicago, IL 60612, (312) 572-4764.