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Cook County Health and Hospitals produces a budget surplus for FY09
Brought $231M to county coffers
Friday, January 29, 2010 Special to suffredin.org by News release
For Immediate Release: Month XX, 2009
Financial data released today showed that the newly formed independent Cook
County Health and Hospitals System surpassed their revenue projections for
FY2009 and spent less money than they were allocated in the FY2009 budget.
Combined, the CCHHS made a positive contribution of about $236.5
million to the taxpayers of Cook County.
According to data from the Cook County Comptroller’s Office, the
·contributed $231.3 million to the County’s general fund in FY2009
·brought in $194M more revenue then was budget in FY2009
·spent about $42 million less than what was budgeted in FY2009
“These numbers show that we are committed to making sure that we
are using our resources wisely without affecting patient care,” said CCHHS CEO
William Foley. “We will continue to find ways to make our System more efficient
while also searching for opportunities to better serve our patient’s needs.”
CCHHS (formerly known as the Cook County Bureau of Health
Services) oversees a comprehensive, integrated system of healthcare throughout
Chicago and suburban Cook County through its hospitals, ambulatory and
community health network clinics, public health department, correctional
healthcare facility, and outpatient infectious disease center.
The CCHHS is comprised of: John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook
County , Provident Hospital of Cook County, Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County,
Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, the Ruth
Rothstein CORE Center and the 16 Ambulatory and Community Health Network (ACHN)