Well, it would be ludicrous to think the financial problems at Jackson Health System would not come without a big cost so yesterday's announced proposal to close Jackson North and Jackson South and cut 4,400 jobs really should not come as a surprise.
This announcement is tantamount to the first blow in a fight or the first tackle in a football game. If those numbers don't get the public engaged in the resolution of this issue; nothing likely will.
It's time to speak up people. It's difficult to imagine Miami without Jackson North and South. Call your County commissioner...contact the Public Health Trust...do something.