Jackson Health System in Miami: An Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses

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The health care organization covered is Jackson Health System in Miami, Florida. With over 2500 beds, this is one of the largest health systems in Florida and its flagship Jackson Memorial is one of the largest in the country. There are a number of strengths and weaknesses that will characterize the strategic direction that the organization will follow. Among the strengths are that Jackson has a large geographic footprint with Miami-Dade County, it has the financial backing of the county, that it has a diverse workforce, its relationship with medical school at the University of Miami, its leadership, and the multiple clinics and specialized services that it offers. The Jackson Health System is a not-for-profit health system that is run by Miami-Dade County. The system was the first hospital in the county, and remains the largest. This gives it a high level of brand recognition that will help to draw in patients and attract insurance providers as well. There are now two other sites in the north and the south of the county, giving it a greater geographic spread. The result is that Jackson is better positioned to serve all of the residents of the county. The system is well-financed through the county, which levies a sales tax to help pay for the system. Given that a large portion of this tax is paid by tourists, Jackson benefits residents of the county with funding from outside of the county. Additionally, there is some state funding also provided to help the hospital when it

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