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Plan to overhaul Cook County, IL, health system set for vote

Chicago Tribune, June 25, 2010
Put more medical services in needy communities, emphasize care that keeps people healthy or minimizes illness, develop partnerships with other clinics and hospitals, and become more customer-friendly are the pillars of a new strategic plan for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System to be voted on by its independent governing board. The blueprint then goes before county commissioners in July. The plan seeks to address the public health network's long-standing problems, among them inefficient operations, long waits for care, abysmal financial management, and a poor record of improving the community's health.