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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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Another healthcare letter from Rick Scott, this one to Shands Jax

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Gov. Rick Scott rounded off his letter-writing week with a letter to officials at UF Health Jacksonville asking 15 questions that could provide insight as to why the hospital has become “extraordinarily reliant on federal (Medicaid) funds and what can be done to improve the financial viability” of the facility. Scott sent the letter to Chief Executive Officer UF Health Jacksonville Russell Armistead, asking:  How do UF Health Jacksonville’s recent expenses related to patient care compare to the previous 10…

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