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Deborah Santana, Secretary to the Board

1900 W. Polk Street
Room 211
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 864-0907

 

  • February 29, 2008  Ordinance 08-O-22 approved by County Board – creating the Cook County Bureau of Health Directors and Nominating Committee of the Interim Board of Directors
  • April 14, 2008  Nominating Committee of the Interim Board of Directors submits the names of twenty candidates to the Cook County Board President
  • May 7, 2008  County Board President’s recommendations of appointments of Carvalho, Golden, Greenspan, O’Donnell, Ramirez and Zopp referred to the County Board’s Legislation, Intergovernmental and Veterans Relations Committee
  • May 13, 2008  County Board’s Legislation, Intergovernmental and Veterans Relations Committee approves appointments of Carvalho, Golden, Greenspan, O’Donnell, Ramirez and Zopp
  • May 20, 2008  County Board approves appointments of Carvalho, Golden, Greenspan, O’Donnell, Ramirez and Zopp
  • May 20, 2008  Amendment to Ordinance Establishing the Cook County Health and Hospitals System approved (Enabling Ordinance/Ordinance 08-O-35)The number of Directors was increased from 9 to 11, with the Chairperson of the County Board’s Health and Hospitals Committee serving as an ex officio member with voting rights
  • May 20, 2008 County Board President’s recommendations of appointments of Ansell, Batts, Lyne and Munoz referred to the County Board’s Legislation, Intergovernmental and Veterans Relations Committee
  • May 28, 2008 County Board’s Legislation, Intergovernmental and Veterans Relations Committee approves appointments of Ansell, Batts, Lyne and Munoz
  • June 3, 2008  County Board approves appointments of Ansell, Batts, Lyne and Munoz
  • June 18, 2008  Inaugural meeting of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors. Warren L. Batts elected as Chairman
  • July 11, 2008  First regular business meeting of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors
  • July 23, 2008 Jorge Ramirez elected Vice Chairman of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors
  • August 7, 2008 System Board appoints David R. Small as Interim Chief Executive Officer
  • March 2, 2009 System Board appoints William T. Foley as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 4, 2009
  • May 4, 2009 William T. Foley assumes the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System
  • July 16, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors.  Warren L. Batts re-elected as Chairman, and Jorge Ramirez re-elected as Vice Chairman.
  • June 1, 2010  County Board approves Ordinance 10-O-30, which removes the automatic sunset clause from the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Ordinance
  • June 25, 2010  System Board approves the CCHHS Strategic Plan and Five Year Financial Forecast
  • July 13, 2010  CCHHS Strategic Plan and Five Year Financial Forecast referred to County Board’s Health and Hospitals Committee
  • July 14, 2010  County Board’s Health and Hospitals Committee approves the CCHHS Strategic Plan and Five Year Financial Forecast
  • July 27, 2010  County Board approves CCHHS Strategic Plan and Five Year Financial Forecast
  • July 29, 2010  Annual Meeting of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors.  Warren L. Batts re-elected as Chairman, and Jorge Ramirez re-elected as Vice Chairman.
  • March 25, 2011  System Board appoints Dr. Terry Mason as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective May 6, 2011
  • April 30, 2011  Resignation of Board Member Andrea L. Zopp
  • May 17, 2011  Amendment to Article V. Cook County Health and Hospitals System approved (Ordinance 11-O-55). Creates terms for Initial Directors of the System Board
  • May 26, 2011  System Board approves the terms of the Initial Directors
  • May 26, 2011  System Board approves the creation of the Cook County Health Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation to raise funds to assist in carrying out the mission of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System
  • July 29, 2011  Annual Meeting of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors.  Warren L. Batts re-elected as Chairman, and Jorge Ramirez re-elected as Vice Chairman
  • July 29, 2011 System Board appoints Dr. Ram Raju as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 3, 2011
  • October 3, 2011 Dr. Ram Raju assumes the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System
  • October 21, 2011 Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System submits the names of three candidates to the County Board President, to fill the vacancy of Andrea L. Zopp
  • November 15, 2011 County Board President’s recommendation of the appointment of Ruth M. Rothstein referred to the County Board’s Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • November 18, 2011 System Board approves the appointments of Lester Crown and Dr. Quentin Young to the Cook County Health Foundation’s Board of Directors
  • December 1, 2011 County Board’s Legislation and Intergovernmental Committee approves appointment of Ruth M. Rothstein
  • December 1, 2011 County Board approves appointment of Ruth M. Rothstein
  • May 23, 2012 Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System submits the names of nine candidates to the County Board President, to fill the three seats set to expire on June 30, 2012
  • May 29, 2012 Sister Sheila Lyne tenders her resignation from the Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, effective June 30, 2012
  • June 4, 2012 Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System submits the names of three additional candidates, for a total of twelve proposed candidates (see May 23, 2012), to the County Board President, to fill the three expiring seats and the seat vacated by Sister Sheila Lyne
  • June 15, 2012  County Board President’s recommendation of the appointment of Edward L. Michael for a one-year term, and the appointments of Rev. Calvin S. Morris, Phd, Carmen Velasquez, and Dorene P. Wiese, PhD, for four-year terms, were referred to the County Board’s Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
  • June 15, 2012 Benn Greenspan tenders his resignation from the Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, effective June 30, 2012
  • June 19, 2012 County Board’s Legislation and Intergovernmental Committee approves the four-year appointments of Rev. Morris, Ms. Velasquez and Dr. Wiese. Also approved was the appointment of Mr. Michael to the seat vacated by Sister Sheila Lyne, for a term to expire on June 30, 2013.
  • June 19, 2012 County Board approves appointments of Rev. Morris, Ms. Velasquez, Dr. Wiese and Mr. Michael.
  • July 1, 2012 Terms commence for Rev. Morris, Ms. Velasquez, Dr. Wiese and Mr. Michael, as members of the Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System
  • August 9, 2012 Annual Meeting of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors David Carvalho elected as Chairman, and Jorge Ramirez re-elected as Vice Chairman
  • February 13, 2013  Resignation submitted by Quin Golden, effective 2/28/13
  • June 19, 2013  County Board approves appointments of Lewis Collens and Wayne Lerner, DPH, for terms to begin on 7/1/13 and end on 6/30/17.
  • July 1, 2013  Terms commence for Mr. Collens and Dr. Lerner.
  • July 17, 2013  County Board approves appointment of M. Hill Hammock, for term to begin immediately (7/01/13) through 6/30/17, and Ada Mary Gugenheim, for a term to begin immediately through 6/30/14 (Golden vacancy).
  • July 26, 2013   Annual Meeting of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors. David Carvalho re-elected as Chairman, and Jorge Ramirez re-elected as Vice Chairman
  • January 24, 2014   System Board appoints Dr. John Jay Shannon as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective 3/28/14.
  • June 27, 2014 System Board appoints Dr. John Jay Shannon as Chief Executive Officer, effective 6/29/14.
  • July 1, 2014   Terms ended for David Carvalho, Ada Mary Gugenheim, Luis R. Muñoz, MD, MPH, and Jorge Ramirez on 6/30/14. They continued to serve until 10/08/14, when the appointments to fill three vacancies were approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
  • July 25, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors. M. Hill Hammock elected as Chairman, and Hon. Jerry Butler elected as Vice Chairman
  • August 8, 2014    Resignation submitted by Rev. Calvin S. Morris, PhD, to be effective immediately.
  • October 8, 2014   Appointments of Ric Estrada, Emilie N. Junge and Ada Mary Gugenheim, for terms to begin immediately through 10/08/18, were approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners. The proposed appointment of Keith Bevans was withdrawn at request of the nominee on 10/08/14. As of 10/08/14, one vacancy for a four-year term remains unfilled, along with the vacancy created by the resignation of Rev. Calvin S. Morris, PhD on 8/08/14, for a term ending 6/30/16.
  • December 17, 2014    Appointment of Dr. Erica Marsh was approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, for a four-year term beginning December 17, 2014 and ending December 17, 2018. As of December 17, 2014, the vacancy created by the resignation of Rev. Calvin S. Morris, PhD on 8/08/14, for a term ending 6/30/16, remains unfilled.
  • July 31, 2015  Annual Meeting of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors. Hill Hammock re-elected as Chairman, and Hon. Jerry Butler re-elected as Vice Chairman
  • October 7, 2015  Appointment of Mary Richardson-Lowry for a term to begin immediately through 6/30/16 (to fill vacancy of Rev. Calvin Morris) was approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners
  • March 25, 2016   Resignation submitted by Lewis M. Collens, to be effective immediately.
  •  April 28, 2016  Resignation submitted by Dr. Erica Marsh, effective 5/18/16.
  • July 13, 2016  Reappointment of Mary Richardson-Lowry, for a term beginning immediately through 7/13/20, was approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  The following appointments were also approved as amended by the Cook County Board of Commissioners: Mary Driscoll, for a term beginning 8/1/16 through 6/30/17 (Collens vacancy); Sidney Thomas, for a term beginning 8/1/16 through 8/1/20; Virginia Bishop, MD, MPH, for a term beginning 8/1/16 through 12/17/18 (Marsh vacancy); and Layla P. Suleiman Gonzalez, PhD, JD, for a term beginning 8/1/16 through 8/1/20.
  • September 1, 2016  Resignation submitted by Dr. Wayne Lerner, effective 10/1/16.
  • May 10, 2017   Reappointments of Mary Driscoll and M. Hill Hammock, for four-year terms beginning 7/1/17 through 6/30/21, were approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
  • June 7, 2017  Appointment of Robert G. Reiter, Jr. was approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, for a four-year term beginning 7/01/17 and ending 6/30/21.