Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11: Gimenez Proposal For Jackson Sounds Promising

By Sylvia Gurinsky

John Dorschner of The Miami Herald reports that Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez is putting together a new plan to try to clean up the mess that is Jackson Memorial Hospital:

It's good to hear someone coming up with something sane.

Eneida Roldan, Jackson's president and chief executive officer, seems to be in over her head. Her latest suggestion - closing the Jackson North and South satellite hospitals - would reverse the bad decision of opening them in the first place, but would make matters worse if no one else is available to take the patients who have gotten treatment and had their lives saved there.

The Public Health Trust has been equally ineffective in looking for solutions.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has continued his wanderings through Fantasyland with a theory that he could head a board to oversee Jackson. Go back and listen to the Superman theme, Mr. Mayor.

Gimenez's idea, at least, has promise. Finally.

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