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Embattled county hospital chief quits

Thursday, November 02, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
by STEVE PATTERSON Staff Reporter

With Cook County's hospital system mired in debt, its chief is resigning amid new findings that caused "concern" to county officials.
Dr. Daniel Winship is resigning, effective today, after months of criticism about the way he's run the $1 billion county health bureau.
Cook County Board President Bobbie Steele has just four weeks left in her term, and both candidates to replace her have said they will immediately oust Winship.
But Wednesday morning, Steele said "we received some information this morning that caused us some concern." By Wednesday evening, county officials said Winship had resigned.
'Losing money hand over fist'
Steele declined to elaborate on the findings, while Winship couldn't be reached.
Winship, who makes $270,000 a year, was appointed in 2004 by Steele's predecessor, John Stroger.
Almost immediately after Steele took over in August, hospital finance chief Alvin Holley resigned. Two weeks ago, Steele said those running the hospitals are "some of the biggest liars I've ever seen."
Winship and Holley regularly assured the board that multimillion-dollar deficits would soon be righted, but the deficit has just kept growing.
Though Steele said no one person was responsible, "we have been losing money hand over fist for the last three years and no one has taken responsibility for it."

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