Carlos Migoya Named New CEO Of Jackson Health

MIAMI (CBS4) – After a long, and sometimes contentious discussion, the Jackson Health System voted 9-5 in favor of longtime bank executive and former city manager Carlos Migoya to lead embattled Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Migoya was one of three final candidates who most impressed the President’s Search Committee of the Public Health Trust. The others were former hospital administrator and consultant Myles Lash and “Ram” Raju, the Chief Operating officer of New York  City’s hospital system.

“This job would mean so much to me,” Migoya told the JMH Board before the vote. “I have the skill set to run the best hospital in this area. You have to be able to generate the revenue and the profits we need to fund health care.”

“At the end of the day, I think Mister Migoya is best qualified,” said JMH Board Member Martin Zilber. “He has the knowledge necessary to turn the hospital around and tap into the private equity markets if need be to help.”

“It comes down to money and the knowledge that Carlos Migoya has,” said JMH Board member Joseph Arriola. “He is also very good in the community and I am sure he will be good at raising money too.”

Migoya will replace President and CEO of Jackson, Dr. Eneida Roldan, who announced last fall that she would not seek an extension of her contract. She is resigning by the end of May.

Along with the title, Migoya will also get a hefty pay check. The committee said earlier this year it was willing to pay “up to $975-thousand” for a new hospital chief. Roldan was paid $665,000 per year to oversee the third largest public hospital system in the country.

Jackson’s annual budget is $1.5 billion and is still struggling to survive a financial crisis brought on by mismanagement and a struggling economy.

It’s the financial crisis that has some on Jackson’s governing board, the Public Health Trust, to recommend such a high salary. Jorge Arrizurieta said in early February that Jackson needed to offer the best salary possible in order to attract the type of talented individual it will take to turn the hospital around financially.

 

 

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  1. Harriett says:

    Why waste the money on a national search when the locals are going to pick one of their own.

  2. Island Chick says:

    I was hoping for a “fresh, new” beginning, however I see now that is not possible in Miami. Can we say “CONTROL”, “PUPPET” and in “WHOSE POCKET”..I’m sure, yet to be determined.

  3. Leo Cordero says:

    Same old, same old, it is like who is getting a piece of this cake, i guess there are NOT anglo american capable of running this Hospital, it is latin here, latin there and any greengo out you go, remember the chief of Miami Police? he used to be a gringo, not any more.

  4. via says:

    I am so disappointed…….

  5. GAIN AND AGEIN says:

    PAYROLL is IMPRESSIVE….

    GREEDyyyyyy

    Retirement fund may be EQUALLY attractive……

  6. tony says:

    You can’t hire a new person, and btw, a competent one so the corruption and stealing remains…
    Let’s give 1 year and we’ll see that nothing changed!

  7. Broward says:

    This is so typical of Miami. Just another panchito who’s going to laugh all the way to the bank. This bum has no experiance in running a hospital. As a banker, I can tell you that it’s not the same. Miami will never be anything more than a party town that’s run by classless crap.

  8. TRAUMAMAMA says:

    JUST WHAT WE NEED … A MORE EXPENSIVE CEO TO TAKE MORE MONEY FROM THE ALREADY DROWNING JACKSON, AT THE EXPENSE OF THE HARDWORKING AND STRESSED OUT EMPLOYEES. JUST BECAUSE YOU PAY HIM MORE DOESN’T MEAN HE WILL SAVE US, IT JUST MEANS HE WILL BE LAUGHING EVEN HARDER ON THE WAY TO THE BANK, AT OUR EXPENSE.

    SO NOT FAIR.

  9. Luis Bonilla says:

    THIS IDIOT BROUGH WACHOVIA DOWN

  10. SEB Alumni says:

    Great choice. Shot in the arm JMH needed to get it off life support. Enough of the same old Public Servants that are rotated thru out the county and who never needed to balance a budget or make payroll.

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