Cook County Board Finance Committee
Departmental Budget Hearings
Oct. 26, 2021
The meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. was held at 10:30 due to CCH scheduling issues. It continued until 1:15 for 2 hours and 45 minutes due to commissioner questioning and compliments.
Cook County Health - presented by CEO Israel Rocha and former Interim Budget Officer, Andrea Gibson
Proposed 2022 Budget: $ 3.889 Billion 2021 Budget: $3.388 Billion
Proposed 2022 FTEs: 7,560 2021 FTEs: 6,803
CEO Rocha’s comments
Both internal and external factors were considered in developing the 2022 budget; and while he stated that this is a conservative budget, he also stated that is has taken into consideration the importance of meeting the needs of patients, staff, and growth challenges. Health Equity runs through all budget allocations.
Diane Edmundson - Observer
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