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Independence of proposed health system board questioned in Illinois

Chicago Tribune, January 28, 2008
The Cook County (IL) Task Force on Hospital Governance is finalizing a proposed ordinance that would give control of the county's hospitals and clinics to a seven-member board of directors picked by the Cook County board president and approved by the commissioners. But some critics are questioning whether the new board can be truly independent if the board president alone nominates its members, as opposed to consulting a nominating committee.