A town hall meeting called to give the black community a chance to comment on proposals for the governance of the financially troubled Jackson Health System got little traction on the main agenda item.
Last year, when blocked arteries landed Syed Abdul Qadri, 68, in Jackson Memorial Hospital, the public facility was struggling with some tough statistics: One in four of its heart patients was being readmitted within 30 days, a performance that put Jackson in the bottom quarter of hospitals in America.
A Miami-Dade commissioner got an earful Thursday night from Jackson Health System employees and others opposed to converting the county hospitals into a nonprofit entity.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson told participants in a public forum Thursday night that she is open to all options to ensure that the publicly funded Jackson Health System keep its doors open, but she was clear that she will not support job cuts there.
Jackson Health System announced Thursday it is reversing course and will not out-source inmate healthcare – ending two years of planning, hearings and appeals involving a plan once considered a major initiative to turn around the struggling hospital group.
Combative SEIU Local 1991 has launched an aggressive offensive, with newspaper and radio ads warning of a “conspiracy to rip apart Jackson,” as the union starts what its leader describes as “probably the fight of our lives.”
By John Dorschner jdorschner@MiamiHerald.com At the end of March, 60 patients had been in Jackson Memorial Hospital for more than 100 days. One had been there 528 days. Most are no longer covered by insurance. They have complex medical problems and are a crushing burden for Miami-Dade’s cash-poor public hospital. Many had insurance, but theirContinue reading “Long-term patients hurt Jackson’s finances”
Jackson Health System is showing some short-term financial improvement, but huge problems will come next year because of cutbacks made in the just-concluded session of the Florida Legislature, executives said Thursday.
By John Dorschner jdorschner@MiamiHerald.com Carlos Migoya, a veteran banker with no healthcare experience, was picked Wednesday night to become the next chief executive of the financially troubled Jackson Health System by a 9-5 vote of the governing board. After negotiating a contract that could pay him up to $975,000, Migoya will likely take over theContinue reading “Banker Carlos Migoya picked as new Jackson Health CEO”
Jackson Health System’s governing board is expected Wednesday to pick a new chief executive who will almost immediately face hard decisions to keep Miami-Dade’s public hospitals alive in the face of severe cash shortages and major cuts in state funding.