June 21, 2012
TO: Interested Members of the Media
FROM: Jessica Hammonds, Press Secretary, Department of Health
SUBJECT: Patient Transfers from A.G. Holley State Hospital
“Today marks another milestone for the Florida Department of Health as we implement the plan to close the A.G. Holley State Hospital campus: the first group of tuberculosis patients requiring hospitalization has been transferred safely from A.G. Holley to Jackson Memorial Hospital,” said State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong. “Our system for management of tuberculosis patients in Florida is moving forward in partnership with the Jackson Health System and Shands Jacksonville, well-recognized healthcare organizations with expertise in treating these patients with multiple complex chronic diseases.”
The closure of A.G. Holley Hospital was mandated by the state legislature through HB 1263. Patient care at A.G. Holley State Hospital will conclude by July 2, 2012, with the campus closing by January 1, 2013.
“These patients, like everyone who comes to the Jackson Health System, will receive the best possible care,” said Carlos A. Migoya, Jackson’s president and chief executive officer. “We are excited to partner with the Department of Health to provide the world-class care that comes from some of medicine’s most respected and innovative caregivers.”
As always, if you have any additional questions, please contact the DOH press office at (850) 245-4111 or email Jessica_Hammonds@doh.state.fl.us.Tweet