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February 12, 2013
SEIU LOCAL 1991 WELCOMES NEW JACKSON HEALTH SYSTEM FINANCIAL RECOVERY BOARD MEMBER
Miami, FL— Jackson Health System nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals welcomed the news that former state representative and county commissioner Larry Hawkins has been nominated to the Jackson Health System Financial Recovery Board.
Hawkins was named by the AFL-CIO, which has the right to designate one member to the board which oversees the public hospital system. A letter was sent Tuesday by South Florida AFL-CIO president Andy Madtes to County Clerk Harvey Ruvin, notifying him of the new appointment.
“Mr. Hawkins has been a strong advocate of labor for many years,” stated Martha Baker, RN, president of SEIU Local 1991. “We look forward to working with him and the other board members to sustain our public healthcare system during this critical time in Jackson’s history.”
Hawkins replaces former firefighter Joaquin del Cueto, who resigned as the union appointee to the board.
“Joaquin has served honorably on the board for the past five years,” Baker said. “We are grateful for his service and wish him well in his future endeavors.”