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
Cook County Health (CCH) Board Meeting
January 28, 2022
Presentation - Stroger Hospital Stroke Program by Dr. L. Warrior
Public Testimony from Nursing Staff
Managed Care Committee
Audit and Compliance Committee
Human Resources Committee
Report from CEO Rocha
What to watch for in the future:
Observer - Michele Niccolai
Cook County Health Board of Directors Meeting
November 19, 2021
CCH Board President, Lyndon Taylor, announced that the board will no longer hear reports from the various committee meetings. Instead, if a committee has held a meeting since the last Board meeting, the committee chair will highlight important issues and ask if there are questions. If a committee has not met, it will make a presentation to the board members. All committee minutes will be voted on at one time.
CEO Rocha reported that moving forward, divisional updates will be provided to ensure that the CCH Board of Directors “has a deeper understanding of operational successes, opportunities and challenges.” Areas to be covered include:
. Stroger Hospital . Correctional Health
. Provident Hospital . Public Health
. Ambulatory Care . Cook County Health Plan Services
Administrative [regulatory, legislative, strategic initiatives, etc.]
Rocha also stated that his monthly reports will include strategic highlights and that 95% of the System’s employees are fully vaccinated and 98% have had at least 1 dose.
Note: All of these reports can be found on www.cookcountyhealth.org
Observer: Diane Edmundson
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 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
Individual authors are credited at the end of each report.