Cook County Health

Position: Senior Counsel, Health Plan Services

Location: Chicago, Illinois


Cook County Health (formerly the Cook County Health and Hospitals Systems), a comprehensive, integrated system of health care throughout Chicago and suburban Cook County. CCH is made up of two hospitals, a growing ambulatory and community health network, a public health department, a correctional healthcare facility (Cermack), and an outpatient infectious disease center (CORE Center); each of these system institutions is led by a chief operating officer, who has responsibility for day-to-day operations. CCH also partners with hospitals, healthcare centers, and community organizations to maximize services and increase patient convenience in city and suburban neighborhoods. Cook County Health is internationally recognized for its Emergency Medicine and Trauma services, known for advancing the frontiers of medicine, while remaining true to its mission, despite the economic challenges of providing care to those most in need.

Job Description:

Reporting to the general counsel, the senior counsel for health plan services provides day-to-day legal support with a substantial focus on contract drafting and negotiation of vendor contracts, provider arrangements, and plan regulatory addenda for Cook County Health (CCH). This individual participates in oversight and governance meetings as requested by Health Plan Services leadership; additionally, the senior counsel offers advice and guidance to the CCH Board of Directors, the chief executive officer, executive and medical leadership, and CCH managers on legal issues arising in the operation of Health Plan Services and its various service lines, and CCH managed care initiatives.  The ideal candidate for this role will have the following qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate degree
  • Current and active license (in good standing) to practice law in the state of Illinois
  • Five years of experience as an attorney giving legal counsel and representation to healthcare entities, healthcare providers, or health plans through a law firm or in-house setting
  • Prior experience working with state Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans, including knowledge of the state and federal regulations applicable to those plans

Search Team:

William (Bill) Foley
Of Counsel

Joe Johnston

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