At the Aug. 15 townhall meeting hosted by Commissioner Jean Monestime, he pledged his support of Jackson Health System. “My priority is to keep the hospital’s mission the same,” he said. “I’m not in support of privatizing Jackson.
At the meeting, President Martha Baker, RN, who was the sole dissenting member on the Hospital Governance Taskforce that recommended privatizing Jackson, said our safety-net hospital should be fixed operationally and that there is no need to change the hospital’s governance structure.
Community members have been attending the townhall meetings urging elected officials to keep Jackson public!