Miami Herald, Friday, May 13th, Jackson Health System, headline:
Panelsays Jackson should be nonprofit [Click headline to read entire article]
A panel of 20 Miami-Dade healthcare leaders recommends that Jackson be run by a nonprofit group separated as much as possible from county politics.
Saying Jackson’s mission of treating the poor and uninsured is “in jeopardy,” the group said a small nonprofit board was needed to allow Jackson to make fast changes to be competitive and to stem losses which have totaled $337 million the past two years and may reach $100 million this fiscal year.
Palmetto Bay’s Dr. Ed Feller, who served the inaugural Palmetto Bay counsel from 2003 until term limited in 2010, remains active in working to improve our quality of life. currently serving as a member of this task force of Miami-Dade healthcare executives making recommendations on the future of Jackson Health System. Again, from this same Herald article:
Ed Feller, a physician on the task force, said politicians and taxpayers will insist on at least minimal oversight. “Without an oversight group this is politically dead in Miami-Dade County.” The task force decided to call the proposed entity “the public health advisory committee.”