An award was given to J. Usha Raj, MD, the Anjuli S. Nayak Professor of Pediatrics, Head of the Department of Pediatrics, and Physician-in-Chief of the Children's Hospital, in recognition of Exceptional Service to the Institution at the Annual Meeting of Medical Staff of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System on October 23, 2014. In making the presentation, Michael Warso, MD, President of the Medical Staff, Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, mentioned the role of Dr. Raj in the Department of Pediatrics and University of Illinois receiving $19.6 million from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare for the Coordination of Healthcare for Complex Kids (CHECK), which is designed to manage the healthcare of more than 6,000 Cook County children.
The University of Illinois was recently awarded a $19.6 million grant for the launch of a new medical care model for children and young adults with chronic conditions. Coordination of Healthcare for Complex Kids or CHECK is designed to manage the healthcare of over 6,000 children in Cook County ages 0-25 with complex medical issues like asthma, depression, diabetes and sickle cell. "These children have very specialized healthcare needs that often result in frequent hospitalizations and emergency room visits" says Dr. Ben Van Voorhees, pediatrician at UI Health and lead of the CHECK project.
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J. Usha Raj, MD
Anjuli S. Nayak Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, Children's Hospital