The financial challenges of Jackson Health System, and safety-net health systems throughout the nation, have been widely publicized recently, causing great concern. And rightly so.
It is no secret that Miami-Dade’s only public health system and main teaching hospital is facing existential challenges. Inarguably, Jackson’s failure would be a financial, moral and social disaster that would devastate the health of our community.
Yet, despite these enormous economic hardships, Jackson is at the top of its game medically. The quality of healthcare at all Jackson facilities has never been better. The proof is clear: U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UM/Jackson the No. 1 hospital in South Florida and Holtz Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best pediatric care hospitals.
As Jackson undergoes a period of great transformation, which includes a new board structure and new management team, the health system will maintain the high quality, single standard of care the community has grown to expect. The changes necessary for Jackson’s survival began with initiatives implemented by the previous administration and the Public Health Trust and are continuing at a more rapid pace under the new board and leadership of president and CEO Carlos A. Migoya. He is a forward thinker with the financial acumen Jackson desperately needs at this critical time. He is surrounding himself with a highly talented group of people whose purpose is to make Jackson the most successful public teaching hospital in the nation.
Read : ” New board has will and skill to rescue Jackson Health System ” an article by The Miami Herald