Cook County Health (CCH) Board Meeting
August 26, 2022
Cook County Health CFO Cassara presented the 3-year financial forecast which supports the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan approved earlier this year. It was developed in concert with the proposed FY2023 CCH budget which was also approved at today's meeting.
Accrual basis budgets show a deficit of $41M for 2023; $48M for 2024 and $47M for 2025. CFO Cassara commented that closing these “deficits will require management interventions”.
Support to the Health System from Cook County totals $228M in 2023 including $80M CCH pension allocation and $148M Cook County tax allocation for health services, correctional and public health departments.
Cook County Health Heart Institute:
Observer - Susan Kern, MD
Human Resources Presents Plan To Address Staffing Shortages to Cook County Health Board
Cook County Health (CCH) Board Of Directors Meeting
July 22, 2022
Human Resources Report:
Currently Stroger Hospital is operating with a staff level of 65% of budget. This has led to adding $75 million to the outside staffing budget for the remainder of the fiscal year and has had some effect on Quality metrics. It also has led to increased resignations of existing staff. The Human Resource committee presented their statistics and the current hiring is barely keeping up with the staff losses and not helping make up for past separations. Before starting the new goal of hiring 400 new employees between 5/16 and 9/1, it has taken 36.8 days on average from the time an offer has been requested to the offer being made to the applicant. 450 offers were made and 317 were hired. The ultimate goal has been to cut the 36.8 days to THREE days. From May 16 to July 22, 220 candidates accepted offers. Since 94 were internal hires, the net result was 126 new employees.
The hiring initiatives are as follows:
Public Health Update:
Observer: Lisa Slankard
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