New York hospital executive officially appointed as next Cook County Health leader – Chicago Tribune

Israel Rocha Jr., CEO of Elmhurst and Queens hospitals at the New York City Health + Hospitals system, was ushered in with a 17-0 vote during a Thursday Cook County Board of Commissioners meeting, making him the next CEO of Cook County Health. He plans to start in December and will have a base salary of $650,000 with a potential 10% bonus and 20 weeks’ severance pay.