Awards & Recognition


CCH Director, Palliative Care Services Wins Prestigious Award

Leaders who expand palliative care to veterans and safety-net patients and promote patient-centered care to seriously ill children receive 2014 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards CHICAGO – The Cook County Health and Hospitals (CCH) system announced today that Dr. Catherine… [Read More]

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125 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems

125 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems Becker’s Hospital Review has named “125 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems,” based on leaders’ healthcare experience, accolades and commitment to quality care. Note: This list is not an endorsement of… [Read More]

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Sensitive Medical Topics

By Lisa Bertagnoli – Harry Walker, a retired truck driver for United Parcel Service, doesn’t nap anymore—and sleeps better at night. Rather than go by just how he feels, he uses a glucose meter to manage his diabetes. He enjoys… [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]

Phelan Dedication

CCH Dedicates Specialty Care Atrium to County Board President

CHICAGO– Cook County Health & Hospitals System CEO Dr. Ram Raju, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and CCH Chairman of the Board David Carvalho today announced the dedication of the new Specialty Care Atrium to former Cook County Board President Richard… [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]


Cook County Health and Hospitals System honors 8 nurses

Monday January 28, 2013 – Eight nurses at Cook County (Ill.) Health and Hospitals System facilities were recognized in the debut of the system’s Professional Registered Nurse Clinical Excellence Award Program. CCHHS plans to give the awards annually, according to a… [Read More]


Stroger Hospital’s Division of Nephrology Receives Singular Honor

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital’s Division of Nephrology was recently recognized as “High Performing” among BEST Regional Hospitals / Nephrology – U.S. News & World Report. We are especially proud of our colleagues because they are the only JHSH division… [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


Strategic Advantage – Modern Healthcare

Dr. Ram Raju more than 20 years ago transitioned his career as a trauma surgeon to the executive side of healthcare. Dr. Raju became CEO to the third largest public healthcare safety net in the City of Chicago this past October…. [Read More]