Last week, Gov. Rick Scott finally agreed to release the $35 million in Low-Income Pool funding for Jackson Health System, which was approved by the Legislature in the 2009-2010 budget. This was a day after scores of our members flooded Gov. Scott’s inbox with emails, urging him to approve the funding for Jackson.
Thanks to all of our members who sent letters and lobbied our elected officials during our recent Nurse Lobby Day! The arrival of these funds comes at a crucial time for our public hospital, and the nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals were instrumental in ensuring these funds were released for Jackson.