Amid probes over fi­nances, Jack­son Health exec leav­ing

Modern Healthcare - - Late News -

Be­set by in­ves­ti­ga­tions, Jack­son Health Sys­tem in Mi­ami is los­ing its top ex­ec­u­tive, Eneida Roldan, af­ter two years on the job. Roldan an­nounced in a five-page let­ter to the pub­lic hos­pi­tal’s gov­ern­ing board, the Pub­lic Health Trust, that she would not re­new her two-year con­tract ex­pir­ing in June 2011 be­cause of re­cent pointed in­quiries that have ques­tioned her “in­tegrity and moral fiber.” “I have been un­der per­sonal at­tack since the be­gin­ning of my ten­ure,” Roldan wrote. Jack­son Health, which has 1,765 beds in five hos­pi­tals, in Fe­bru­ary an­nounced it had re­vised its es­ti­mated 2010 bud­get deficit to more than $200 mil­lion from $46 mil­lion. The U.S. Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion sub­se­quently opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which is on­go­ing, into what sys­tem of­fi­cials knew about Jack­son’s fi­nances when they sold $83 mil­lion in bonds in Au­gust 2009. In Au­gust 2010, a Mi­ami-Dade grand jury lev­eled blis­ter­ing crit­i­cism at the sys­tem’s fi­nan­cial man­age­ment. Then, last month, the Mi­ami-Dade in­spec­tor gen­eral’s of­fice crit­i­cized waste­ful spend­ing and mis­man­age­ment in a Jack­son pro­gram de­signed to pro­vide care for pa­tients from abroad.


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