Todd Stroger was interviewed this morning on Fox News in Chicago.
He was asked about the violations the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health care Organization. He responded that hospitals are being looked at more closely after the Walter Reed incidents. Todd went on to say that all the violations are small and are easily corrected, and will be. Todd was asked if these problems will show up again, and his response was there is always a small amount of human error.
When asked about the pharmacy situation where people wait days for their medications, he went on to say that they are going to start another pharmacy that will serve the main hospital as well as Fantus Clinic that will be a Robotic System.
OK, so I thought how much is this going to cost? Also at the last Cook County Board meeting it was brought up that over one million dollars of medications on the mail order prescriptions was being delivered to addresses outside of Cook County? The more I listen to Todd the more questions I have.
When Todd Stroger was asked if he would be able to pass a budget next year without raising taxes, he replied he will have to bring this in front of the Board. Todd Stroger went on to say that for the last five years the County has been spending more than it was bringing in.
When Todd Stroger was asked if he felt the last management was incompetent, and the interviewer said, well maybe that is too strong of a word. Todd Stroger replyed it is not too strong of a word, and yes they were, because they found bills stuffed in drawers at the Stroger Hospital. And I think, Todd's Dad was the one who had office the last, and those last five years of spending more than receiving were during Daddy John's tenure, also the incompetence of management.
JCAH on Stroger Hospital