Ram Raju

Modern Healthcare - - 2012 TOP 25 MINORITY EXECUTIVES IN HEALTHCARE -

Dr. Ram Raju more than 20 years ago tran­si­tioned from his ca­reer as a trauma sur­geon to the ex­ec­u­tive side of health­care. He’s now CEO at Cook County Health & Hos­pi­tals Sys­tem, Chicago, ef­fec­tive last fall. Raju, 61, pre­vi­ously served as ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent, chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer and chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer for the New York City Health and Hos­pi­tals Corp. Dur­ing his ten­ure there, the sys­tem be­came the first in the state to post qual­ity data on its web­site. He also worked in var­i­ous ca­pac­i­ties from 2002-06 at Coney Is­land Hos­pi­tal in New York, most re­cently as COO.

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