Suffredin- Changing County Government  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions
Unsung Heroine

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
  Cook County is the second most populous county in the nation. It is the 19th largest government in the U.S.
   
     
     
     



Stroger Hospital receives full accreditation
Commision gives Cook site full status

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Chicago Tribune
by Hal Dardick

The nation's key hospital-accrediting agency has granted Cook County's primary public hospital a clean bill of health, giving full accreditation seven months after downgrading its status to "conditional," Cook County Board President Todd Stroger announced Monday.

But the agency did not consider growing health-service backups that Stroger says can only be cured by higher taxes.

With a Feb. 29 deadline to pass a county budget approaching, Stroger said he is contacting commissioners to offer a sales-tax increase compromise, something less than the 2 percentage-point increase the board rejected last fall. Stroger said last week that he also backs $40 vehicle stickers for all cars.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations confirmed it accredited Stroger Hospital on Feb. 1 following what county officials said was a surprise inspection the day before. The agency last May cited the hospital for 16 areas of non-compliance, all of which have been addressed, Stroger said.

"The hospital was in a bit of turmoil," Stroger said, noting spending cuts and layoffs to balance the budget. "You can see the stability they were able to reach."

But Stroger said that's not a sign the hospital - - and the Health Services Bureau that oversees it - - is getting by with fewer resources. "We are not doing better with less," Stroger said. "The waits are getting longer again."

Commissioner Mike Quigley (D-Chicago), who along with other Stroger critics maintains the health bureau needs widespread financial, political and ethical reform, said Stroger and his late father, former Cook County Board President John Stroger, created financial problems at the hospital.

"Leadership avoids a crisis," Quigley said.



Recent Headlines

Measles Exposure Reported in Chicago
Monday, May 20, 2019
WTTW News

News from the Cook County Health System
Friday, May 17, 2019
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County Health Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Daily Herald

Skokie plans for road improvements near Edens Expressway: 'It’s desperately needed'
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Skokie Review

5 Chicago hospitals earn D grades for patient safety in new report, Northwestern slips to a B
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Chicago Tribune

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Backward Glances
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Cook County Eliminated Its Gang Database, But Advocates Say Harm Continues
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
WBEZ News

New Cook County Housing Authority Proposal Targets the 'Missing Middle'
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Evanston RoundTable

Census Citizenship Question Could Hurt Citizens, Noncitizens Alike
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

News from Friends of the Forest Preserves
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County commissioners get earful about soon-to-be-destroyed gang database
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Chicago Sun-Times

Detainee dies days after suicide attempt at Cook County jail
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Chicago Sun-Times

Curious City How Chicago Women Created The World’s First Juvenile Justice System
Monday, May 13, 2019
WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

Cook County report: Sharp drop in jail population, but crime did not jump
Friday, May 10, 2019
Injustice Watch

Will Cook County be home to the next big measles outbreak? Researchers think so.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Chicago Tribune

May is Prime Time for Birding in the Forest Preserves of Cook County
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Special to suffredin.org

More Babies Are Illegally Abandoned Than Turned Over Through Illinois’ Safe Haven Law In Cook County
Thursday, May 09, 2019
CBS Chicago

Empty businesses may lose county tax incentives
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

As new DCFS report highlights failures, Cook County guardian says 'inept' child welfare agency is ‘not doing its job ... at every level’
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Chicago Tribune

Cook County passes bill to stop discrimination against tenant applicants
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Chicago Crusader

all news items

Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP