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Jackson Health Loses $1M in a Month


A $1 million, one-month loss at Miami’s Jackson Health system stemmed from a rise in uninsured patients, according to the Miami Herald.

December’s patient admissions, when compared to last year, added more than 150 additional patients to the system’s three hospitals and exceeded budget plans, the public hospital network’s financial report said.

The main campus at Jackson Memorial saw about a 4 percent increase in uninsured or self-paying patients during the month. Jackson South reported a nearly 6 percent boost in admissions. Jackson Chief Executive Carlos Migoya said, however, that the system is still ahead of its financial year budget by about $600,000, the Herald said.