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UF Health Jax tells Rick Scott: Charity care is commitment to ‘social responsibility’

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Northeast Florida’s largest public hospital and academic medical center sent Gov. Rick Scott a letter this week responding to his series of questions about the facility’s financial woes and why it has the dubious distinction of being most reliant on supplemental Medicaid dollars. University of Health Florida Jacksonville Chief Executive Officer Russell E. Armistead’s letter (below) includes a confidential review by a national accounting firm prepared for the Jacksonville Civic Council that shows the hospital is “one of the most cost effective academic…

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