Cook County Health (CCH) Board Meeting - February 28, 2020
Board Reports and Discussion:
West Side United presented an overview of their plans. Six hospitals on the west side have joined together to address social determinants of health. The life expectancy on the west side is 16 years shorter than in the Loop that is just a couple miles away. They hope to halve the difference by 2030. They just completed a 1000-day plan and will be starting the next 1000-day strategic plan. They are convening with the community on March 5, 2020.
Dr. Sharon Welbel, epidemiologist at Stroger and Dr. Kiran Joshi of CC department of public health presented a COVID-19 update. Cook County has testing capabilities and does not need to use CDC kits. CCH has been actively preparing for an influx of cases and have implemented a rapid identification plan and set aside 2 ER rooms for suspected COVID-19 cases that are not in proximity to other rooms. Over 1000 healthcare workers have already been trained.
Board President Hammock report:
Items to Watch for in the Future:
Observer- Lisa Slankard Meeting Length: 2 hours 40 minutes then meeting went to closed session
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