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Lessons here for other nonprofit hospitals?

See this article from The Miami Herald, which reports:

“Patients are getting fewer infections and suffering fewer injuries, though some snags remain, while the hiring of additional medical staff, technological upgrades and extensive renovations have begun to attract more insured patients to Jackson Health System, according to reports presented on Wednesday to the Public Health Trust that governs Miami-Dade’s $1.8 billion-a-year public hospital network.

“The combined improvements, Jackson Health administrators said, helped the public hospital system post an audited budget surplus of $64 million for the year that ended Sept. 30, 2015.

“That’s the largest bottom line that Jackson has had in the published history that we can identify,” said Mark Knight, chief financial officer.

“Jackson’s bottom line, however, still relies heavily on federal, state and local government support — a reality that will make the coming years a challenge. Federal funding for hospitals is scheduled to decrease this year at the same time that Jackson spends more to improve quality and satisfaction.”

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