Cook County's health bureau gets a new No. 2 man
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tribune staff report
December 5, 2007
The Cook County Bureau of Health Services is getting a new top aide to work under interim chief Dr. Robert Simon, who is moving his former No. 2 man to another assignment.
David R. Small, 56, a health-care consultant, will be paid $200,000 a year to serve as the bureau's chief operating officer, county officials said Tuesday.
Simon praised his former top aide, Thomas Glaser, for his efforts in helping to turn around the bureau's financial problems, but he said he now needs someone with Small's health-care experience in that job.
Glaser's annual salary will be cut to $165,000 from $225,000 in his new job as associate director of contracts, purchasing and auditing for the health bureau.
Small currently works for Houston-based D. Peterson & Associates.