Cook County Health seeks $23M funding boost to help reverse some cuts

Cook County Health has actually faced monetary difficulties for several years, including an “extraordinary” need for charity care. The increasing need, coupled with the financial fallout connected with the COVID-19 pandemic, added to the budget shortfall.

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Monday, September 14th, 2020
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As an outcome of the budget space, the two-hospital system said it prepared to lay off 130 workers, cut reliance on contract workers and close 2 outpatient clinics..

Cook County Health is looking for an extra $23 million from the Cook County board to assist it bring back some organized cuts and resolve its growing unremunerated care budget, according to Crains Chicago Business.

Previously this year, the Chicago-based public health center system announced it is facing a $187 million budget plan deficiency for 2021..

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Cook County Health Finance Chair Bob Reiter proposed the extra funding to the county board, saying it might assist the system avoid a few of the prepared cuts, according to the report..