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Also noted as crucial is the role of the West Side Health Planning Organization in assaying all of the health care needs of the West Side and in influencing improved patterns of care. The West Side Health Planning Organization in an open meeting held June 7, 1973, voted the adoption of the Task Force recommendations. The Executive Committee of the University of Illinois Hospital staff, meeting on June 26, 1973, similarly approved the recommendations with emphasis on allowing no more than four weeks for discussions to determine the feasibility of a merger of the Cook County_ Hospital and the University of Illinois Hospital. The current situation is admittedly a most complex one, and it is easy to suggest a multiplicity of additional studies that could extend for several years into the future. There is a long history, however, that attests to the desirability of early decision-making.
The increasing evidences of physical deterioration and functional obsolescence afflicting both the Cook County Hospital and the University of Illinois Hospital have been subjected to repeated evaluations, and within recent years several proposals have been advanced. In January 1970 the University presented at a formal press conference the results of a detailed planning analysis completed by Lester Gorsline Associates. It was recommended at that time that the University construct, as a first phase, a 500 bed unit that would be adequate for complex referral cases. Another 1,000 beds was suggested in a second phase to fulfill what was interpreted as the combined community responsibilities of Cook County Hospital and the University of Illinois Hospital and would be a total number adequate for the projected student enrollment.
In 1971 the Governor's Coordinator of Health Services established an ad hoc committee with representatives from his office, Cook County Hospital, and the University of Illinois. After many months of deliberation it was proposed that the following major events take place in one or more phases: (1) The University of Illinois Hospital replace its obsolete beds; (2) the Health and Hospitals Governing Commission provide appropriate patient care facilities in the midsouth and far south areas; and (3) the Health and Hospitals Governing Commission restudy its role in the West Side Medical Center, defer any construction, and evaluate a merger with the University of Illinois Hospital in the future. At a special meeting called by the Medical Center Commission, these proposals were not fully endorsed by Cook County Hospital representatives, and another study group was appointed which met over a period of many months without noticeably productive results.
The Medical Advisory Committee of the Health Education Commission of the Board of Higher Education has in its past reviews repeatedly asked about the University's commitment to the provision of health services on the West Side and has stressed the essentiality of comprehensive health planning. It has recommended a clarification of relationships between Cook County Hospital and the University of Illinois Hospital, and a careful analysis of the replacement 336 [July 18
BOARD OF TRUSTEESbeds needed in the Medical Center District. These questions, as well as others, have been answered.
The University of Illinois Hospital is in a state of crisis which threatens its educational mission, patient care capabilities and public image. In view of the urgency of the need to replace the deteriorated and obsolete University of Illinois Hospital and in the light of the June 15, 1973, recommendations of the Task Force, the Chancellor at the Medical Center campus with the concurrence of
appropriate campus administrative officers recommends:
1. That the Board of Trustees receive the June IS, 1973, recommendations of the Task Force for Health Care Planning (Attachment A) ;
2. That because of the urgency of the needs for replacement of obsolete facilities at the University of Illinois Hospital and because of the complexities and uncertainties involved in a possible merger of funding and management resources with Cook County Hospital that such merger of funding and management resources is not feasible; and
3. That accordingly, the University of Illinois at the Medical Center continue its current planning for a replacement facility for the University of Illinois Hospital in keeping with recommendation number six of the Task Force report as part of the University's FY 1974-75 Capital Budget request.
The Vice President for Planning and Allocation concurs.
I recommend approval.
O n motion of Mr. Swain, these recommendations were approved.
Attachment A West Side Health Task Force Recommendations June 15, 1973
1. Current and future planning by the Health and Hospitals Governing Commission and the University of Illinois for health care facilities on the West Side of Chicago should be coordinated between the two institutions and with the activities of the West Side Health Planning Organization.
2. The West Side Health Planning Organization will proceed, as rapidly as possible, with the planning of a comprehensive health services system for the West Side of Chicago, aided by the Task Force and the staffs of the Health and Hospitals Governing Commission, the University of Illinois, and other concerned agencies, institutions, and the public.
3. The Health and Hospitals Governing Commission should proceed, without delay, in planning for the provision of comprehensive health services in other areas away from the West Side Medical Center, such as the Mid South and the Far South areas of the County. This planning should proceed in conjunction with the various appropriate planning agencies. The goal of these activities is to bring health care closer to the homes of the patients.
4. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and the Health and Hospitals Governing Commission of Cook County (Cook County Hospital) combine their resources to replace obsolete health facilities as a joint venture as soon as possible. Maximum flexibility with options for alternative courses of action in the future would be the objective.
5. As a first priority, it is recommended that new hospital and other health facilities be constructed to meet the commitments of both the University of Illinois and the Health and Hospitals Governing Commission in the West Side Medical Center and other areas. On the basis of present data, it is estimated that approximately 1,100 hospital beds are needed for these purposes, but studies leading to a refinement of this figure should continue.
This alternative envisions a merger of funding and management resources with either a single new inpatient facility or smaller units on separate sites.
6. If the proposals in paragraphs 4 and 5 are not feasible, it is recommended that both institutions proceed immediately with planning together, and with the West Side Health Planning Organization, for construction of separate facilities to be operated by the separate organizations. Such separate facilities should not result in duplicate or overlapping health services.
7. The West Side Health Planning Organization will continue to study the needs 1973] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 337 within its geographic area, and will make refinements in numbers of beds needed, but more importantly, will offer judgments as to ambulatory care facilities and referral mechanisms for the entire West Side.
8. It is imperative that key decisions be made without delay so that necessary actions may be taken within the next few months.
WAIVER OF ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS. CHICAGO CIRCLE(28) On April IS, 1970, the Board of Trustees approved recommendations from
the University Committee on Admissions, in which the President of the University concurred, which included the following:
S. For experimental and special programs, spaces may be reserved at each campus for applicants of different qualifications (different from high school rank and test score criteria which are specified in sections
1. and 2. of this item), not to exceed ten per cent of the previous fall term entering freshman class on that campus.
This provision has been used at_ Urbana-Champaign and at Chicago Circle in support of what are considered highly successful Educational Assistance and Native American Programs.
In the last few weeks, representatives of the Chicago Circle campus have been working with representatives of Latin American (largely Puerto Rican) groups in Chicago in an effort to create a plan to permit the Chicago Circle campus to increase its Puerto Rican student population. Such a plan has been developed, but it is now apparent that in meeting its goals the provision cited above creates problems for Chicago Circle. Because of the success of the Educational Assistance and Native American Programs at Chicago Circle, the limits of paragraph 5 are reached by entrants into these programs. If we are to move ahead with the new program within those limits, we must reduce our entrants into the old programs. This would not be in keeping with our goals and it would be ironic indeed to meet a new need at the expense of other equally compelling needs.
While regular procedures for matters of this kind call for referral to the University Committee on Admissions, the Senates, and the University Senates Conference, this process could not be completed in time to alleviate the problem for the beginning of the 1973-74 academic year.
Accordingly, I recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize the Chancellor at Chicago Circle to increase the limit specified above from 10 per cent to 12 per cent as space is available as an extension of an already-approved principle, with the understanding that he will refer the matter to the Senate at Chicago Circle at his earliest opportunity and set in motion the usual procedures through which recommendations may be developed for years subsequent to 1973-74.
O n motion of M r. Neal, this recommendation was approved.
SECRETARY'S REPORTT h e Secretary presented for record appointments to the faculty and changes of status made by the President; resignations; declinations and resignations of summer quarter and summer session appointments;
leaves of absence; and retirements. A copy of the report is filed with the Secretary.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM T H E PRESIDENT OF T H E BOARD
FUTURE MEETINGSM r. H u g h e s announced the schedule of meetings for the remainder of the calendar year: September 12, Chicago Circle; October 17, UrbanaChampaign; November 2 1, Medical Center; December 19, Allerton Park.
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PROGRESS REPORT O N S C H O O L O F PUBLIC HEALTHMr. Hughes called on Dean Paul Q. Peterson who spoke briefly on the School of Public Health.
On motion of Mr. Swain, the Board adjourned.
The September meeting of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois was held in the Chicago Circle Center, Chicago Circle campus, Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday, September 12, 1973, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
President Earl M. Hughes called the meeting to order and asked the Secretary to call the roll. The following members of the Board were present; Mr. William D. Forsyth, Jr., Mr. Ralph C. Hahn, Mr. George W. Howard III, Mr. Earl M. Hughes, Mr. Park Livingston, Mr. Earl Langdon Neal, Mrs. Jane Hayes Rader, Mr. Timothy W. Swain. Dr.
Michael J. Bakalis, Mr. Russell W. Steger, and Governor Daniel Walker were absent.
Also present were President John E. Corbally Jr.; Vice Presidents Eldon Johnson and Barry Munitz; Chancellor J. W. Peltason, UrbanaChampaign campus; Chancellor Joseph S. Begando, Medical Center campus; Chancellor Warren B. Cheston, Chicago Circle campus; Mr.
V. L. Kretschmer, University Director for Capital Programs; Mr.
George H. Bargh, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. C. E.
Flynn, Assistant to the President and University Director of Public Information; and the officers of the Board, Mr. Ronald W. Brady, Comptroller (also Vice President for Planning and Allocation for the University); Mr. R. R. Manchester, Treasurer; Mr. Earl W. Porter, Secretary; and Mr. James J. Costello, University Counsel.
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MEETINGS OF BOARD COMMITTEESPresident Hughes announced there would be no meetings of the Board Committees this month.
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY T H E PRESIDENT OF T H E UNIVERSITY
PRESIDENT'S REPORTST h e Board considered the following reports and recommendations from the President of the University.
President Corbally presented a report on selected topics of current interest, copies of which were distributed at the meeting, and a copy was filed with the Secretary of the Board.
The University's Scope and Mission Report The President pointed out that the Trustees have seen in draft form and for discussion the "Provisional Statement of the Scope and Mission of the University and the Basic Planning Assumptions for Its Campuses." The document is now receiving review at each of the campuses and a further review for the Trustees will be scheduled in November or December — the intention being to present a final document to the Board for action in January or February of 1974.
OLD AND NEW BUSINESS
PROPOSAL FOR CAMPUS REFERENDA TO SELECT METHOD
THROUGH WHICH A NONVOTING S T U D E N T MEMBER OF
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL BE CHOSEN
FROM EACH CAMPUS(1) Pursuant to House Bill No. 1628 approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, President Corbally presented a plan providing for a general framework for the required referenda as well as a specific format for the UrbanaChampaign campus. The plan as presented was based on consultation with the Chancellors, with student groups, and with others. He indicated that proposals for specific formats at the Chicago Circle and Medical Center campuses would be presented to the Trustees at the October meeting. The plan as presented by
the President is as follows: