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Health and Hospitals System

County hospital system CEO not worried about patient retention under Obamacare

Patients insured under the Cook County Health and Hospitals System’s CountyCare program will have the option to move to other managed care programs early next year, but CCHHS CEO Dr. John Jay Shannon said during a Tuesday City Club of Chicago event that he does not believe CountyCare enrollment will decline.

County hospital board signs off on $1.5B 2015 budget; CountyCare shrinks taxpayer liability

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board on Friday approved the public health system’s $1.536 billion 2015 budget.

CCHHS committee advances $1.5B budget for 2015

More than 100,000 patients enrolled in Cook County Health and Hospitals System’s CountyCare program will have the option to join different health care programs next year, and system CEO Dr. John Jay Shannon on Friday said making the program more efficient is the key to patient retention.

Cook County health board selects new leaders

New Cook County Health CEO must find millions in savings -- stat

County hospital system makes Shannon permanent CEO

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board unanimously approved Friday Dr. John Jay Shannon’s appointment as the health system’s CEO.

Shannon, who served as interim CEO for the past three months, will begin as permanent hospital-system CEO on Sunday, according to a CCHHS press release. He has held a number of different positions with CCHHS since first joining the health system in 1991, including Adult Asthma Clinic director and associate chair of the Department of Medicine.

Cook County Health to name new CEO

CountyCare program operating at a loss, but generating revenue for overarching county hospital system

Despite operating at a loss of $22 million during the first six months of 2014, Cook County Health and Hospitals System’s CountyCare managed care program during the same time saved over $100 million that, before the program’s existence, would have been lost by the hospital system.

The discrepancy follows from the fact that the hospitals system serves the poor and the historically uninsured. Before the creation of CountyCare, CCHSS interim CEO John Jay Shannon said CCHHS spent $500 to $600 million per year on “uncompensated care.”

County pension changes could mean early retirements at hospital system

More than 1,000 Cook County Health and Hospitals System workers may retire early if Springfield approves major changes to the county’s public employee pension fund, according to the county hospital system’s interim leader.

Dr. John Jay Shannon, CCHHS's interim CEO, told the hospital system's board at its Friday meeting that “the numbers could be very significant.” Shannon later gave a “very liberal” estimate that up to 1,400 of the system’s 6,744 workers could walk off the job in order to collect a more generous pension.

CountyCare skewing to old and very young

Cook County’s landmark Medicaid managed care program serves the old and very young, and thousands of patients who struggle to find a home, but potentially not many Hispanic residents.

Those were some findings from a CountyCare member profile survey that Steven Glass, executive director of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, presented to the CCHHS board’s Finance Committee Friday.