The chief of the Chicago area’s public health system, physician Daniel Winship, has resigned and was replaced, effective Nov. 2, by two physician leaders who will share the top job. They are: Linda Rae Murray, 58, interim chief medical officer at the Cook Country (Ill.) Bureau of Health Services and CMO of its primary-care network, and Carolyn Lopez, 55, chairman of the family practice department at the system’s flagship hospital, 489-bed John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Winship, 73, former dean of the medical school atLoyola University, Chicago , was hired in 2004 to replace the bureau’s longtime leader Ruth Rothstein. He faced the prospect of serving three bosses this year: former Cook County Board President John Stroger Jr. suffered a stroke earlier this year and resigned; Stroger was replaced on an interim basis by County Commissioner Bobbie Steele; and voters will choose a successor next week.
Two doctors to lead Ill. public system
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