Cook County Health (CCH) Board of Directors Meeting
March 26, 2021
The 2020 five “ICARE” (Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) Employees of the Year were congratulated at the board meeting by Joseph Flanagan, Chairman of the Cook County Health Foundation.
Committee Reports to the Board:
CEO Rocha Report:
What to look for in the future:
Observed by: Michele Niccolai Virtual Meeting length: 2 ½ hours
Cook County Health (CCH) Board of Directors Meeting –
February 26, 2021
Human Resources (HR)
CountyCare Medicaid Managed Care Plan
Cook County Dept. Public Health (CCDPH) serves CC suburbs:
CCH Covid-19 testing:
Observer: Michele Niccolai Virtual Meeting length: 2+ hours
Cook County Health (CCH) Board of Directors Meeting - January 29, 2021
All directors were present, and there were no public comments submitted.
Report of Israel Rocha, Chief Executive Officer:
Managed Care as of January 4, 2021:
Quality & Patient Care:
Observed by: Diane Edmundson Meeting Length: 3 hours
Cook County Health (CCH) Board of Directors - December 4, 2020
Acting CEO Debra Carey was thanked for the outstanding job she did this year in guiding Cook County Health (CCH) through the pandemic and the fiscal challenges. CEO-Elect Israel Rocha begins on Dec 7, 2020. He observed the meeting. All directors were present.
The Center on Health Equity and Innovation will go live with their new CMIS software on 1/1/2021. $12 million was brought in from outside sources to fund this in 2020 and a $47 million grant was received covering a 4 year period.
Dr Lakshmi Warrior, a co-leader for the Cook County Racial and Health initiative was congratulated for being named one of the 40-Under-40 by Crain’s Chicago.
Observed by: Lisa Slankard Meeting Length: 3.25 hr
Cook County Health (CCH) Board Meeting
October 30, 2020
From Public Health to Finances to Human Resources to the Managed Care Program, Cook County Health officials reported that COVID-19 impacted most sectors of the System's operations.
Public comments: The League of Women Voters of Cook County and Civic Federation's comments urging the continuation of live streaming and archival recording of board and committee meetings post pandemic was the first to be read - followed by a number of nurses’ statements that Covid-19 testing in the new Blue Island community facility isn't safe due to space limitations and staff shortages.
Other Items of Interest:
Observer: Diane Edmundson All 12 board members were present at the 3 hour meeting
Cook County Health Board Meeting - September 25, 2020
The only action items were related to procurement but the board went into a closed session.
Interim CEO, Debra Carey reported:
Items to Watch for in the Future:
Observer: Lisa Slankard Length of Meeting: 2 and 3/4 hours
Individual authors are credited at the end of each report.