Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting
April 7, 2022
The Board Approved:
Other Items of Interest:
Observer: Carolyn Cosentino
Cook County Board of Commissioners Committee Meetings.
April 5, 2022
Health and Hospitals Committee
Observer - Carolyn Cosentino
Cook County Board of Directors Committee Meetings
Health & Hospital Committee
November 2, 2021
Cook County Department of Public Health [CCDPH]:
Mental Health Initiatives/Statistics - Quarterly Reports from Cook County Offices
Cook County Board of Commissioners
Health & Hospitals System Committee Meeting
March 16, 2021
Following two public comments urging that additional vaccination sites be set up in the western and southern suburbs, coincidentally, the presentations by both the Department of Emergency Management & Regional Security and the Department of Public Health (“DPH”) focused on the criteria that has been used in establishing County-sponsored vaccination sites in the suburbs and how this is changing. Both Departments acknowledged the need to provide more vaccination opportunities in the southern and western suburbs and said that they expect, with the promised increase in vaccination doses, to be able to do so.
Priscilla Mims, Observer
Cook County Board of Commissioners - Committee Meetings
December 16, 2020
Zoning and Building Committee:
Health and Hospitals Committee:
The 3rd and 4th quarter reports were presented by the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH).
Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee:
Follow Up Items:
Observer: Karin Hribar Meeting(s) length total: 5 1/2 hours
Cook County Board - Health & Hospital Committee Meeting
February 26, 2020
The CC Health & Hospital Committee had two items on its agenda:
Agenda Item 20-1118 went through two substitute iterations with the final dated February 24, 2020 and contains major amendment changes to the 2008 Health and Hospitalts System Enabling Ordinance that established the independence of the Hospital System from the County President and Board and set up the mechanism for appointing an independent board. The chair of the committee, Dennis Deer, was not in attendance nor were Commissioners Moore and Tobolski. Commissioner Arroyo, Vice-Chair, ran the meeting.
Significant Amendment changes included in Agenda Item 20-1118
Diane Edmundson - Observer
Cook County Board of Commissioners Health and Hospitals Committee
September 26, 2019
This hearing was requested by the Cook County Board of Commissioners to note and understand discrepancies between the Inspector General (IG) Report and the rebuttal of Cook County Health (CCH) and the firm—Deloitte—hired by CCH to analyze the Inspector General's Report. The IG Report generally stated that CCH’s insurance program, County Care, was unsustainable and was being subsidized by Cook County taxpayers. The IG report looked at ALL of the CCH finances, not just County Care. CCH disputed this and hired Deloitte to analyze the IG report —mainly the viability of County Care—and report to the Cook County Board. Deloitte did NOT do an audit as this was done previously by another division at the firm. It also only looked at County Care and not all of CCH.
There was a lot of confusion by the Board on what was being stated by both the IG Office and Deloitte. Mainly this was because of the Accounting Systems used by CCH and the various ways accounts receivable, payable, assets, etc. can be interpreted. All parties are looking at the financials and cash flow differently. The main question of the Cook County Board was “Do we have any concerns about the stability and viability of CCH?”
Here are the basic findings as this Observer understood them:
Inspector General Report
Dr. Shannon (CEO of CCH) Statements:
Cook County Budget Office:
Observer : Karin Hribar Length of Committee Hearing: 2 hours and 20 minutes
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