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Jackson Joins Trauma-Center Case

CBS Miami
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

 Jackson Health System and its unions reached agreement Tuesday, with management vowing to stop looking for ways to outsource staffing, The Miami Herald reports.

The huge public system also has stepped into a simmering dispute over trauma-center designation, which pits public and non-profit "safety net" hospitals against for-profit chains. Two of the Jackson hospitals joined the legal fight against the Department of Health's handling of trauma-center designation, News Service of Florida reports.

The Herald's report on the union agreement also discusses resolution of a class-action lawsuit brought on by last spring’s layoffs.

Carol Gentry, founder and special correspondent of Health News Florida, has four decades of experience covering health finance and policy, with an emphasis on consumer education and protection.