Commissioner Javier Souto: “There’s Always Going to Be People Trying to Get Control of Jackson.”

At the June 14th Public Safety & Healthcare Administration committee meeting, Hospital Governance Task Force (HGT) Chairman Juan Zapata presented the final report of the task force, which is comprised of CEOs of most of Jackson’s competitors in the South Florida marketplace and President Martha Baker, RN. Baker attached a dissenting opinion to the HGT report which recommended, with no supporting evidence, that Jackson be converted to a private, non-profit entity.

Commissioner Javier D. Souto offered these words of caution:

Commissioner Javier D. Souto

“There is always going to be a lot of people trying to get control of Jackson .. Always things there in the darkness, you know? Sharks. When there’s money around, watch out. Watch out. We need to be aware of all of that. I know what I’m saying.”