Awards & Recognition
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2016: U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals
Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of the 10 pediatric specialties. Holtz Children’s is ranked in three specialties this year: 36th in diabetes and endocrinology, 44th in cardiology and heart surgery, and 45th in nephrology.
2015: U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals
Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of the 10 pediatric specialties. Holtz Children’s was ranked in five specialties this year: 32nd in nephrology, 34th in diabetes and endocrinology; 39th in gastroenterology and GI surgery, 40th in cardiology and heart surgery, and 44th in neonatology.
Jackson Memorial Hospital and Jackson North Medical Center were nationally recognized for achievement in the Target: Stroke campaign.
That’s good news for us… and even better news for you.
Because it means we put American Heart Association and American Stroke Association expertise to work providing stroke care that’s prompt and consistent with up-to-date scientific guidelines.
It’s news that might not make the front page, but it might make a difference in your life.
Level 1 Verified Trauma Center
Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital has been verified as a Level 1 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Ryder is the only Level 1 trauma center verified by the ACS Committee on Trauma in Miami-Dade County, and one of just two in Florida. This is an achievement that recognizes that Ryder’s leadership, medical team, and support staff are dedicated to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Mammography Accredited Facility
The American College of Radiology recognizes breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast imaging accreditation programs and modules. The Mammography Accreditation Program provides the department with a certificate that identifies them as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The mammography unit undergoes an evaluation by a qualified medical physicist. This evaluation is an acceptance test; it evaluates different features in addition to those tested as part of the medical physicist’s annual QC survey. This evaluation must be done, with all problems fixed before equipment can be used on patients. All Radiologist and Mammogram Technician credentials are also evaluated by the American College of Radiology. Jackson North Medical Center is fully accredited in Mammography by the ACR.
First Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute in Florida
Holtz Children’s Hospital has earned the coveted distinction of becoming an Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute by The Healthcare Colloquium. Holtz Children’s is the 8th in the nation and first in Florida to earn this accreditation. The Healthcare Colloquium is the only accrediting body offering Pediatric Heart Failure Accreditation and whose members are evaluated based on a unique, scientific review of their level of quality care. Members nationwide have access to a collaborative network of heart failure experts, thus improving patient outcomes and providing better care for the communities they serve.
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Jackson Continues to Shine with Prestigious Awards And Recognition
2014 has already proven to be a stellar year for Jackson Health System, with numerous accolades on both the local and national levels. Here are just a few of the highlights:
- Holtz Children’s Hospital was ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of the 10 pediatric specialties. Holtz was ranked in seven specialties this year: 20th in diabetes and endocrinology, 25th in gastroenterology and GI surgery, 33rd in nephrology, 44th in cardiology and heart surgery, 45th in urology, 47th in pulmonology, and 48th in neonatology.
- Holtz Children’s Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital won South Florida Parenting Magazine’s Kids Crown Awards for both Best Pediatric Hospital and Best Maternity Hospital in Miami-Dade County.
- The Miami Transplant Institute’s abdominal transplant program (kidney, liver, pancreas, and intestine) performed more transplants than any other center in the United States in the first three months of 2014.
- Jackson was selected for the President’s Award by The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development agency, at the 2014 Beacon Awards.
- The Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award was presented to Jackson Memorial Hospital for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Jackson North Medical Center was awarded with the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award.
Leadership And Staff Recognition
- Darryl K. Sharpton, chairman of our Public Health Trust Board of Trustees, was named the top non-profit board member of the year by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. This honor, announced during the 2014 NOVO Awards, recognized the outstanding policy leadership that Mr. Sharpton and his colleagues have brought to Jackson’s transformation. It is also the organization’s only award that carries a cash prize, which Mr. Sharpton donated back to Jackson. Mr. Sharpton was also awarded the Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at United HomeCare’s annual Claude Pepper Awards dinner.
- Five members of the Jackson family were honored at the annual Health Care Heroes luncheon, presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Jackson president and chief executive officer, Carlos A. Migoya, was selected as the ceremony’s individual of merit. Bernard J. Fogel, M.D., Dean Emeritus of the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine who helped forge the relationship between UM and Jackson, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., a researcher for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and UM’s neurosurgery and neurology departments, received the bio-medical award. Ruthann Mitchell, manager of the Child Life program at Holtz Children’s Hospital, was a finalist for healthcare professional of the year. Al Hernandez, nurse manager for Ryder Trauma Center’s trauma-resuscitation unit, was a finalist for nurse of the year.
- Mark T. Knight, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Jackson Health System, was honored during the South Florida Business Journal’s 2014 CFO Awards. He was chosen as the Turnaround Deal of the Year Winner for his role in Jackson’s dramatic financial turnaround.
- Zari Watkins, Jackson’s director of project coordination, was honored as one of Legacy Magazine’s Most Powerful Black Business Leaders in South Florida. The award recognized Zari’s leadership on some of Jackson’s most complex strategic initiatives, where her energy and diligence are have been key. Zari joins prior Jackson honorees such as Chief Medical Administrative Officer, Dr. Michael Butler, and former Jackson North Medical Center Chief Administrative Officer, Sandy Sears.
- The UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center named the No. 1 hospital in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area by U.S. News & World Report.
- Jackson Health System (9 facilities total) named a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2013 report.
- Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center ranked in six specialties for U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals.
- Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital has been named a 5-star facility for overall quality of care in trauma resuscitation and in its emergency department by Professional Research Consultants (PRC) for the 2013 National Excellence in Healthcare Awards.
- Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center ranked in eight specialties for U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals.
- U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in ophthalmology and the UM Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center's ear, nose and throat program, and its nephrology and urology programs, as part of their 2011-2012 "Best Hospitals" rankings.
- Holtz Children's Hospital has more pediatric specialists selected as Best Doctors in America in 2010 than any other children's hospital in South Florida.
- Three Jackson Health System units – South Wing 8 at Jackson Memorial, the Pediatric Emergency Room at Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Mental Health Unit at Jackson South Community Hospital – received awards from Professional Research Consultants, Inc., also known as PRC, for receiving high patient satisfaction scores in 2008.
Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program Awarded FACT Accreditation
Holtz Children's Hospital's Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program, in affiliation with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded a three-year accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), a national accreditation program. This accreditation opens the door for those children whose insurance companies require them to undergo treatment at FACT accredited institutions. Before this development, many children who needed bone marrow transplants would have to go to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg or out of state to be reimbursed for the highly specialized types of bone marrow transplants that can be conducted at Holtz Children's Hospital. The Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Holtz is the only university-based program in South Florida. Thanks to our highly trained and specialized pediatric bone marrow transplant doctors, coordinators and nurses, we can provide a transplant for any condition that requires this treatment.Back to Top
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