Cook County Health (CCH) Board of Directors Meeting
October 25, 2019
CEO Dr. Jay Shannon summarized recent Cook County Health (CCH) positive developments:
But CCH faces serious funding challenges: it is $30m over budget in charity care despite $25m in new revenue this year. In 2020 CCH anticipates providing $590m in uncompensated care, for which the only designated funding sources are the federal DSH ($157m) and BIPA ($132m) allocations. The demand for charity care has grown by $100m since 2017. CCH is now providing about 60% of all charity care in Cook County. Of Stroger Hospital’s total patients, 47% are on Medicaid, 15% Medicare, 5% insured, and 35% uninsured. The possible solutions to the funding gap do not inspire hope: more state and federal funding, possibly County funding from a sales tax.
Significant contract awards:
Observed by: Linda Christianson Meeting Length: 3 hours
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