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Cook County President Preckwinkle vows to protect Provident Hospital as union blasts layoffs

   October 16, 2020

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle vowed Thursday to protect Provident Hospital, calling the Washington Park hospital a crucial part of Cook County’s safety net. Preckwinkle’s 2021 $3.4 million spending plan for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System includes a plan to spend $312 million to care for the county’s poorest residents who do not have private health insurance.

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