As a former public policy official, I am deeply aware of the positive role that Jackson Health System plays in the economic development and quality of life in Miami-Dade County.
About 50 community leaders met on Sept. 13th to form the new Save Jackson Community Task Force, a coalition dedicated to finding solutions to preserving Jackson Health System and ensuring that our health care institution doesn’t cut services and remains in the public’s hands.
Find Out What Happened at Commissioner Bruno Barreiro’s Town Hall Meeting! Above: Member Keith Buehner asks a question during the public hearing at Hispanic Branch Library.
On Sunday, August 14th, President Martha Baker, RN, was a guest on Hot 105’s radio show “Hot Talk” with host James T. Here’s an excerpt of her talking about Jackson: “The public has been paying for this hospital for 92 years to deliver healthcare the way it should be delivered…We don’t check wallets, we don’tContinue reading “Listen to the Hot 105 Interview with President Martha Baker, RN”
Commissioner Rebeca Sosa faced questions from the community about the Hospital Governance Taskforce she created that recommended privatizing Jackson during a town hall meeting on Tuesday, August. 16th. Above: Debra Diaz, CRNA, spoke out at the townhall meeting hosted by Commissioner Sosa
The Chairman of the Hospital Governance Task Force (HGT), Juan Zapata, confirms in this Miami Today article that the Task Force recommendation to turn over Jackson to a private not-for-profit corporation is meant to lessen government oversight.
We all have a chance to make a real difference in Jackson’s future on Tuesday, August 16th when a critical decision will be discussed at a Town Hall meeting hosted by Commissioner Rebeca Sosa. Above: Members have been attending townhall meetings to urge elected officials to keep Jackson public.
Community members packed a Jackson North auditorium to hear about the Hospital Governance Taskforce’s recommendation to privatize Jackson during an Aug. 3rd townhall meeting hosted by Commissioner Sally Heyman. Nearly all spoke out against the taskforce’s recommendations.
Several Local 1991 members attended a townhall meeting hosted by Commissioner Audrey Edmonson at Joseph Caleb Center on July 28th.
Wearing purple “Save Jackson” t-shirts, about 60 community members and Jackson healthcare workers packed County commission chambers on Tuesday, June 14th for a Public Safety & Healthcare Administration committee meeting to speak out against a report recommending privatizing Jackson and a resolution reducing oversight of the new JHS Financial Recovery Board.