President Martha Baker, RN, asks, “What do they have to hide?”
Service Employees International Union Local 1991 filed a complaint against the Public Health Trust/Jackson Health System in circuit court for the Public Health Trust’s ongoing failure to produce public records that must be open to public inspection under state law. Among the requests of the Public Health Trust are records related to the financial audits and management letters; and contracts for consulting services in excess of $50,000.
“Carlos Migoya cannot just pull a curtain around the operation of Jackson,” said Martha Baker, RN, President of SEIU Local 1991. “The community has every right to know how this public hospital is being run and how many high-priced consultants are on the public payroll. What do they have to hide?”
“Transparency is critical to restoring public trust in the Jackson Health System,” Baker said.
The Union has requested an immediate hearing on its complaint under Florida’s public records law that requires governmental entities to produce documents or make them available to inspection and copying upon request.