The first time Dr. David Ansell went into the men's room at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, he immediately ran out. "It was so bad, I couldn't use it," he says. "I ran across the street and had to use the bathroom there. It was quite an introduction to my first day at County."
David Ansell is Chief Medical Officer at Rush University Medical Center and he also sits on the board that oversees the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. But in the late 1970s, he was a young doctor looking for a place to make a difference.