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Preckwinkle Appoints CEO of CURE to Illinois Medical District Commission

By at March 6, 2012 | 5:00 pm | 5 Comments

Preckwinkle Appoints CEO of CURE to Illinois Medical District Commission

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today appointed Carmita Vaughan, CEO of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) to the Illinois Medical District Commission. Preckwinkle cited Vaughan’s strong managerial experience, her familiarity with medical issues and healthcare, and her deep-rooted commitment to service as her main reasons for her selection more...

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Preckwinkle, Commissioners, and Health Care Leaders Stand in Support of Public Health Initiatives

By at November 17, 2011 | 11:15 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle, Commissioners, and Health Care Leaders Stand in Support of Public Health Initiatives

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced two public health initiatives today targeting gaps in care for low-income individuals living in Cook County. A bi-partisan group of County Commissioners, Dr. Raju, CEO of the Cook County Hospitals System, and representatives from Access to Care and the Chicago Dental Society, stood with President Preckwinkle at more...

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Cook County Department of Public Health Releases Results of Youth Risk Behavior Survey

By at August 26, 2011 | 11:12 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Public Health Releases Results of Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), in collaboration with Children’s Memorial Hospital’s Child Health Data Lab and participating school administrators, conducted the first Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBS) for suburban Cook County (SCC). The SCC YRBS is a part of a nationwide surveying effort led by the Centers for Disease Control more...

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County Board Members, Healthcare Professionals & Community Leaders Support President Toni Preckwinkle on Oak Forest Decision

By at August 17, 2011 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment

County Board Members, Healthcare Professionals & Community Leaders Support President Toni Preckwinkle on Oak Forest Decision

Today, members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, healthcare professionals, and community leaders joined President Preckwinkle in supporting the Illinois Health Facilities and Services 7-1-1 decision to transform Oak Forest Hospital into a Regional Outpatient Center. “I applaud the Board's decision in approving the transformation of the Oak Forest campus. more...

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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle & CCHHS CEO Dr. Raju on Oak Forest Hospital Decision

By at August 16, 2011 | 5:44 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle & CCHHS CEO Dr. Raju on Oak Forest Hospital Decision

Today, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved a request by the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems plan to transform Oak Forest Hospital into a Regional Outpatient Center.  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement. “I am very pleased that the state board approved the plan created by the independent more...

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August 1st is an Air Pollution Action Day

By at August 1, 2011 | 9:37 am | 0 Comment

August 1st is an Air Pollution Action Day

Persons with heart or respiratory ailments are advised to limit activities and remain indoors. Participants in the Partners for Clean Air Program are requested to initiate their activities. The general public can help reduce ozone levels by limiting unnecessary driving, by using public transportation, by avoiding refueling, by avoiding the use of oil base paints more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Statement on New CCHHS CEO, Dr. Ramanathan Raju M.D.

By at July 29, 2011 | 4:17 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Statement on New CCHHS CEO, Dr. Ramanathan Raju M.D.

Today, Dr. Ramanathan Raju, the COO of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., was selected as the Chief Executive Officer for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS). Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement. “I want to congratulate Dr. Raju on his appointment to the independent Cook County Health and Hospitals more...

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ALERT: 7/20 is a Cook County Air Pollution Action Day

By at July 20, 2011 | 1:00 am | 9 Comments

ALERT: 7/20 is a Cook County Air Pollution Action Day

From the Cook County Department of Environmental Control: Today, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, has been declared an Air Pollution Action Day.  An Air Pollution Action Day is declared when weather conditions are such that levels of ozone/particulate matter are expected to be above the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category of the Air Quality Index Persons with heart or more...

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President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

By at July 13, 2011 | 4:27 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

The day after introducing and passing a resolution with the Cook County Board opposing deep, proposed cuts to Medicaid, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the membership of the Southland Health Advisory Council, keeping a promise she made in June. "We promised to announce a Southland Health Advisory Council, to create a way for faith and more...

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Summer has arrived – get out and enjoy it!

By at June 21, 2011 | 5:27 pm | 0 Comment

Summer has arrived – get out and enjoy it!

“Today marks the first day of summer and it’s a perfect time to venture outdoors for family picnics or bike rides,” CCDPH COO Stephen A. Martin, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H. said. “Unfortunately, it’s also a time when reports of foodborne illness and personal injuries increase. Follow our basic safety tips to help make your summer memories fun and healthy.” Food more...

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