Randall L. Mark is the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs & Policy for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, where he has worked for 23 years, functioning principally in planning, policy, external relations, and regulatory affairs.
In recent years, on the System’s behalf, he has overseen Medicaid policy and relations at the state and federal level relating to Medicaid funding. In 2009, he played a leading role in creating a Medicaid Disproportionate Share (‘DSH”) funding stream for the System that has yielded more than a half billion dollars since then. More recently, he has led efforts to craft and seek approval for a Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver that holds promise to transform funding and care delivery for System patients historically uninsured.
Prior System accomplishments in which he has shared include the re-opening of Provident Hospital; the planning, regulatory approvals, and project management of the replacement facility for the old Cook County Hospital; the planning of and regulatory approvals for the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and the Jorge Prieto Health Center.
Academically trained in business and economics, among other experience prior to joining the System, he worked in economic research at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, primarily focused on the economics of crime and punishment.