Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board - April 29, 2016
Significant Decisions Made:
Approval of $112,700,000 Contract for New Health Center which will adjoin John Stroger Hospital, replacing 3 aging structures: Fantus Clinic , the current administration building on Polk St. and the Hektoen Building.
Significant Topics Discussed:
Concern was expressed by Director Erica Marsh, MD, that the nearly 800 employed HHS physicians are not being assessed for productivity. The number of physicians per patient is high compared to other hospitals.
CCHHS Board Member, Lewis Collens, has unexpectedly resigned. The resignation was announced by Chair Hammock who noted the dedicated service as Chair of the Finance Committee that Director Collens had given to CCHHS. He mentioned that the resignation was for family reasons.
In an unscheduled visit to the Board meeting, Senator Dick Durbin, our Illinois US Senator, cautioned the Board on the heroin epidemic. He noted that opiate abuse was on the rise and HHS will be at the forefront.
Observer: Susan Kern Meeting Length: 3 hours 45 minutes
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