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University of Miami president tries to mend fences with Jackson Health System

Miami Herald, November 11, 2009
While Miami-based Jackson Health System's governing body struggled to find more ways to cut costs and increase revenue, University of Miami President Donna Shalala made an appearance before the Public Health Trust to "personally apologize for statements by members of the university leadership team last week." She was referring to UM Board of Trustees Chairman Phillip George's comments to Jackson leaders that he was disturbed about the quality of doctors that Jackson had been hiring in recent years. Jackson leaders are now trying ways to reduce an anticipated loss of more than $100 million this year. On Nov. 9, Chief Executive Eneida Roldan ordered the closing of six units and laying off of 93 employees.