Miami-Dade County Commissioners have decided not to interfere with proposed layoffs at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Miami-Dade County Commissioners will meet Thursday in a special meeting to discuss impending layoffs at Jackson Health System. Regardless of their decision, CBS4 has learned even experienced nurses who are not on the chopping block are jumping ship for private hospitals.
One of Jackson Health Systems governing board committees has approved the plan from chief executive officer to cut more than 1,100 jobs from the hospital system, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Angry and frustrated by planned cuts and layoffs at Jackson Memorial Health System, employees and their supporters held a rally outside the county’s government center during Tuesday’s commission meeting.
Jackson Health System chief executive officer Carlos Migoya announced Tuesday that more than 900 people will be laid off and nearly 200 positions will be eliminated in a cost cutting move for the troubled hospital system.
Jackson Memorial Health System officials are planning on addressing the media after a report from CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald which said Jackson is planning “significant layoffs.”