Cook County Health (CCH) Board of Directors Meeting
August 25, 2023 - 9AM
Board Action and Reports:
Items to Watch for in the Future:
Observed By: Susan Kern
Cook County Health Board Approves Contracts for Continued Reliance on Agency Staffing and Consultants
Cook County Health Board of Directors Meeting
January 27, 2023
New Cook County Health Board Members were approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on 1/26/2023. The new members are Tanya Sorrell, PhD, PMHNP-BC and Mia Webster Cross, MSN, RN. These new board members have replaced Mike Koetting and Dr Heather Prendergast
CEO Rocha reported that CCH with support from the CCH Foundation has selected local artists to lead mural projects at three health system sites.
Observer: Michele Niccolai
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
Cook County Health, (CCH) Board of Directors Meeting
August 27, 2021
A Special Meeting of the Finance Committee of the CCH Board was held on 8-23-2021, Public Hearings were held August 23 and 24 and individual budget briefings with community partners including the League of Women Voters of Cook County, were convened to deliberate the proposed preliminary County Hospital System’s budget for fiscal year ending in 2022
County Health Board of Directors voted to adopt this proposed budget which will now be forwarded to the Cook County Board, representing the Unit of Government responsible for adopting any final Appropriations Bill. Cook County Public Hearings on the County Health System’s proposed budget will be scheduled on a date not yet determined in October/November 2021.
Proposed 2022 budget Highlights:
Items to Watch for in the Future: Cook County Board hearings on this Cook County Health System budget in October 2021. Will there be amendments or significant changes to the proposed budget approved by the Cook County Health Board ?
Virtual Meeting Observer: Susan Kern, MD Meeting Length: 2 ½ hours
Cook County Health (CCH) Special Board Meeting
August 9, 2021
Preliminary Presentation of 2022 CCH Budget
Highlights of the Presentation
Observer: Diane Edmundson
Cook County Health Special Board Meeting - September 11, 2020
After one hour of testimony and four hours of discussion, the Cook County Health Board approved a budget of $3.3 billion for 2021. The budget for 2020 was $2.8 billion. However, along with the approved budget, it also voted 6-4 to add an amendment asking for an additional $23 million which equates to the "indirect" costs of CC Correctional and Public Health Departments. Interim CEO Carey and Interim Chief Business Officer Gibson were asked to ASAP identify what services, staff, etc. would be restored if the $23 million was granted.
Hours were spent in discussion with a majority of board members stating that they wanted to have more early involvement in setting budget priorities. The Board’s Vice-Chair made the following points:
Interim CEO Carey noted that there were over 100 public speakers during the two budget hearings and the Sept. 11, 2020 special board meeting to approve the budget. Two programs eliminated in the 2021 budget generated a significant amount of testimony:
As the meeting closed, several members of the board restated the following points:
For those wishing to have more information about the budget categories and amounts, the 2021 proposed budget can be found HERE.
Diane Edmundson - Observer
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