Jackson Health Approves Opening Two Trauma Centers

Miami-based Jackson Health System has approved the opening of Level II trauma units at its Jackson North and Jackson South facilities, according to a Miami Herald report.

The move comes after a change in state regulations that would allow up to six trauma centers in Miami-Dade County. HCA's Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami opened a level II trauma center at the end of last year. HCA's Mercy Hospital, also in Miami, and Tenet's Palmetto General in Hialeah, Fla., are also planning to open Level II trauma centers.

Previously, Jackson Health operated the only trauma center in the county with its Level I Ryder Trauma Center. Jackson CEO Carlos Migoya said in a memo that the competition could "siphon away 50 to 60 percent of Ryder's historical volume. Marcos Lapciuc, chair of Jackson's board, estimates the financial loss could reach $60 million, according to the report.

Jackson must now gain approval for the two new centers from the county as well as the state.

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