Pediatric Anesthesiologists in High Demand at Jackson Health System
Miami-based Jackson Health System is racing to secure formal negotiations with nearby University of Miami to train pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists following the recent departure of two key staff members, according to a Miami Herald report.
In 2007, two pediatric anesthesiologists left the hospital for higher-paying positions at a Texas facility, which prompted Jackson and UM to make an informal agreement on training and physician compensation. Under the arrangement, Jackson would pay for the training of new anesthesiologists and then pay the physicians lower salaries during their initial several years as they gained experience at the hospital.
Following disagreements over reimbursement owed to UM, the hospital and university are now in the process of securing a more formal arrangement. "Apparently there was an oral agreement never put in writing," said Jackson spokesman Matthew Pinzur. Without a contract, he said, it's difficult for Jackson to calculate the amount owed to UM.
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