Cook County Health Bureau News


The Cook County Bureau of Health Services needs to be rushed to the “emergency room” according to a recent report by members of the Emergency Network to Save Cook County Health Services.

“Patients are walking around, looking for the clinics that they no longer can go to because they have been closed,” a member of the Network announced during a November 2, 2007 press conference held in the facility that once housed one of the closed community health clinics on the city’s South Side.

Members of the network proclaimed “a crisis” in the county’s healthcare system that needs an immediate remedy in the form of a “temporary trusteeship.”

The trusteeship would be an attempt to reform and restore “committed leadership, sound managerial practices, and public trust in the county’s bureau of health system.”

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