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University of Miami, Jackson Health square off at summit

Miami Herald, November 4, 2009

Leaders of the University of Miami are complaining strongly about the overall direction of the Jackson Health System and the doctors it is hiring. Phillip George, a plastic surgeon who is chairman of the UM board of trustees, said he was upset about the quality of Jackson's new doctors. "I wouldn't send my family to many of them," he said. The comment came during a summit of leaders of two major South Florida institutions at a time when Miami-Dade County's public health system is struggling with mounting losses—and growing concerns about UM's ambitions since it purchased Cedars Medical Center, reports the Miami Herald.