No grand jury in­dict­ments for Jack­son Health Sys­tem

Modern Healthcare - - Late News -

A scathing, 44-page grand jury re­port on the near sud­den death this year of one of the nation’s largest pub­lic hos­pi­tals, Jack­son Health Sys­tem in Mi­ami, has rec­om­mended sweep­ing gov­er­nance changes but no crim­i­nal in­dict­ments. The pub­lic may have been stunned on Feb. 2 when Jack­son re­vised its 2010 bud­get deficit from $46 mil­lion to $203 mil­lion, but lead­ers at the sys­tem should not have been, the grand jury re­port says. Sys­tem lead­ers re­ceived a con­sul­tant’s time­line on June 24, 2008, that said char­ity-care costs would ex­ceed tax rev­enue in 2010. The grand jury—which was con­vened by the Mi­ami-Dade state at­tor­ney’s of­fice—rec­om­mended mak­ing the trust in­de­pen­dent of the com­mis­sion­ers to re­move pol­i­tics and make the 17-mem­ber body more ac­count­able.

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