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Volume 13 • Issue 2• $5.00  August 2016



                  Retired Bank Executive
               Transforms Failing Healthcare
            System into a Thriving Institution

                                                             BY DANIEL CASCIATO

                                                Five years ago, Jackson Health System was nearly on
                                                       the brink of disaster only to be brought back to life
                                                       under new leadership. It took a savvy, retired bank
                                                executive to take the helm during those dark times and

                                                turn the ship around.

                 Wayne Brackin                  Carlos A. Migoya knew that becoming president and                                                                                    Marsha Powers

  Baptist Health                                CEO of Jackson Health System would be the greatest chal-                                                             Tenet – 'How Can

   COO Wayne                                    lenge in his professional life. Despite no healthcare expe-                                                            We Do Better'

 Brackin Credits                                rience, Migoya knew that he could learn the ins and outs                                                                         BY LOIS THOMSON

    Long-term                                   of the industry and assemble a team of results-oriented                                                              Ask Marsha Powers how she can
                                                                                                                                                                             keep everything straight and she is
  Leadership for                                leaders to support the world-class nurses, doctors, and        Carlos A. Migoya                                              always quick to recognize those
                                                other caregivers that made Jackson’s clinical care so famous.                                                        around her. Powers is the CEO of Tenet
     System’s                                                                                                                                                        Healthcare Corporation's Florida Region,
                                                “What Jackson needed was someone to come in and look at the health system as a                                       so you know she has a heavy load of
Explosive Growth                                                                                                                                                     responsibilities; but instead of focusing on
                                                business,” explains Migoya. “Because of my background as a businessman, I was up to                                  herself, she would rather give credit to
              BY VANESSA ORR                                                                                                                                         those working with her: "I have the most
                                                the challenge. I knew that if I could help steer Jackson back onto the right path, that this                         phenomenal team of people to work with
For the past nine years, Wayne                                                                                                                                       – the CEOs of our hospitals, and the
       Brackin has served as the chief          could be my greatest legacy.”                                                                                        physicians. They are so committed to
       operating officer (COO) of Baptist                                                                                                                            looking at what we are doing for our
Health South Florida. A former CEO at           Migoya spent his entire career in the banking industry, retiring after more than 40                                  patients, what we are not doing, and how
both South Miami Hospital and                                                                                                                                        we can do it better."
Homestead Hospital, Brackin’s first role        years. He came out of retirement to work as the City Manager in Miami to help tackle
at Baptist was as an administrative                                                                                                                                    Powers, who joined Tenet from Triad
intern.                                                                                                        Continued on page 32                                  Hospitals in 2007, said her intent at that
                                                                                                                                                                     time was to "take (Tenet) to the next step.
   “A lot has happened since that time,”                            E D U C AT I O N                                                                                 We had 10 hospitals in South Florida, and
said Brackin, who now oversees six hos-                                                                                                                              my goal was to figure out ways that,
pitals in the Baptist Health system, as         Health Informatics and Analytics -                                                                                   instead of being 10 separate hospitals, they
well as 30-plus outpatient and urgent           Where Healthcare Intersects with                                                                                     could be 10 cohesive organizations that
care centers and the Baptist Health                                                                                                                                  work closely together."
Medical Group. “When I started nine                   Information Technology
years ago, it was relatively early in the                                                                                                                              She described two areas in particular
creation of Baptist Health, which at the                     BY DANIEL CASCIATO                                                     PHOTOS COURTESY OF FIU MAGAZINE  where that has taken place. The first dates
time was a group of independent hospi-                                                                                                                               back to 2008, when Powers said Tenet had
tals. I think our overarching accomplish-       Today’s healthcare professionals continue to move                                                                    one of the first comprehensive stroke cen-
ment was to get the organization func-                  closer to a greater reliance on information tech-                                                            ters in South Florida, at Delray Medical
tioning as a system, which we did as a                  nology and data. In fact, many healthcare                                                                    Center followed by St. Mary's Medical
very tight-knit leadership group.”              providers have expanded their use of technology to                                                                   Center. "Since that period, we've devel-
                                                                                                                                                                     oped the Advanced Neuroscience
   “The extraordinarily long tenure of          improve their quality of care across the continuum of                                                                Network – and we have added two more
management is a significant strength of
the organization,” he continued. “It has        care. This movement has created a growth that exceeds                                                                                         Continued on page 32

                          Continued on page 27  20 percent over the next ten years and provides                                                                             See pages 28-33 for
                                                                                                                                                                               more Profiles In
                                                employment opportunities for individuals interested in                                                                            Leadership

                                                both clinical and non-clinical positions in the health-

                                                care field.

                                                  To help fill this pipeline, Florida International            Dr. Monica Chiarini
                                                University (FIU) has introduced a program within the                 Tremblay
                                                College of Business that provides students with the

                                                skills to analyze and present healthcare data. Students can earn a Master of Science

                                                degree in Health Informatics and Analytics – a 14-month program designed for infor-

                                                mation systems professionals, healthcare managers, physicians, nurses and other clini-

                                                cians, as well as healthcare support personnel who want to learn how to use today’s

                                                advanced information systems to create more efficient and productive healthcare envi-


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