County health director nominees announced

May 8, 2008 3:42:35 PM PDT
Cook County Board Pres. Todd Stroger has introduced his nominees for the county's new board of health directors.The independent group will oversee the troubled county health care system.

Stroger's picks include public health experts and top business executives.

"We it to our patients, our workers and our taxpayers to do all that we can to ensure that this system survives and thrives into the 21st century," Stroger said.

The health directors will be in charge of policy and purchasing for the county's health care system.

The county board still has to vote on Stroger's nominees.