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Change in the air over control of troubled Jackson Health System

Miami Herald, May 18, 2010

When Miami-Dade County (FL) commissioners gather May 18, commissioners are to consider a measure that gives them the power, if one of several triggers is met, to cast aside the 17-member Trust and replace it with a seven-person Financial Recovery Board to oversee operations of Jackson Health System in conjunction with the county, the Miami Herald reports. For more than 30 years the dual system of the Trust and County Commission has overseen Miami-Dade's public health system. Yet since March, amid Jackson's ongoing financial crisis, commissioners have debated in a series of meetings whether the oversight system should be altered if Jackson's fiscal woes deepen, reports the Herald.