Report Criticizes Miami Hospital’s International Marketing Effort
The Miami-Dade inspector general finds fault with company that used to run Jackson Health System's international marketing program.
The Miami Herald: Inspector General Blasts International Marketing Program Of Jackson Health System
The Miami-Dade Office of the Inspector General released an 82-page report Thursday strongly condemning some practices of the company that until last spring ran Jackson Health System's international marketing program - particularly questioning the value of government hospitals spending millions of dollars to attract foreign patients. The key section of the report - based on an investigation that began 1 ½ years ago after a whistle-blower complaint - disputed how Foundation Health Services calculated the number of foreign patients it brought into the system. Without an accurate calculation, Jackson doesn't know whether its foreign-patient marketing efforts are worth the millions of dollars it spends (Dorschner, 7/14).
Meanwhile, a California hospital announces a change at the top.
The Sacramento Bee: Sutter Medical Center Names Next CEO
A new leader will take over Sutter Medical Center Sacramento in September in a move that paves the way for Chief Executive Officer Tom Gagen's retirement in early 2012. Carrie Owen Plietz was named chief executive officer of Sutter Medical Center effective Sept. 1, officials announced Thursday (Smith, 7/15).