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Jackson Health System is proud to organize and take part in events to promote wellness throughout our community. The services we provide are often free and open to the public in order to make healthy living convenient and accessible. 

To learn more about upcoming events, please click here.

Under the Starry Sky Prom

Holtz Prom

For many spirited teenagers confined by medical conditions to hospital beds, one of the hardest parts of coping with their illness is missing out on “normal” activities like going to school, playing sports, and hanging out with friends. 

On a recent Friday night, teenage patients from Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center enjoyed a break from being confined, poked, and prodded during the “Under the Starry Sky Prom.”

The second annual event was organized by Taylor Sennett, a junior at Miami Country Day School, and Kim Juanico, RN, BSN, CHPPN, pediatric palliative care nurse coordinator at Holtz Children’s. Teen girls and boys – suffering from various medical conditions, including cancer, neurological disorders, traumas, and transplants – were invited to the prom.

However, the joy of being a teen began a few weeks before the big night, when they were welcomed into a hospital room turned clothing store, lined with racks of prom-appropriate dresses, suits, shoes, and accessories generously donated by Jackson Health System employees. The prom goers excitedly tried on their favorites, modeled them for their families, friends and caregivers, and then took the perfect outfit.

Just hours before the prom, stylists from Beauty Schools of America set up at Jackson Memorial Hospital, as they donated their time to do hair and makeup for the girls. The boys were treated to fresh haircuts from a group of volunteer barbers from New Era Barbershop. Other donations from the community included corsages, cupcakes, candy stations, and lighting. The Jackson Health Foundation, Jackson’s fundraising arm, also supported the event.

A conference room at Jackson Memorial Hospital was transformed into a ballroom with hanging lights and stars and moon decorations. All the guests experienced everything a normal high school prom has to offer – dancing, food, photos, sweet treats, and more.

“So many kids told me it was the best night of their lives,” Juanico said. “We succeeded in giving them a night they will always remember – and, more importantly, a chance to feel like a teenager and not a patient.”

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AARP Life @ 50+ Event

AARP Life

On Thursday, May 14, the AARP kicked off a special event at the Miami Beach Convention Center entitled ‘Life @ 50+’. The entire weekend was jam packed with events ranging from guest lectures from Alonzo Mourning, Samantha Brown, and Carla Hall, as well as performances from Emilio Estefan and Arsenio Hall.

At the event, Jackson Health System had giveaways including information on breast health, prostate health, behavioral health, and exercising for seniors. Guests at the booth enjoyed snapping pictures with the Jackson Health cutouts. On Saturday, May 16, Sanjay Razdan, M.D., MCh presented his lecture, ‘Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Revolutionizing Prostate Cancer Treatment’.

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Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Jackson Health System celebrated Mother’s Day with two events celebrating moms and moms-to-be. On May 7, Fashion Blogger Kelly Saks gave tips on upcoming trends for spring and summer, with Jackson Health System providing giveaways including manicure sets or eye gel masks. The event took place inside of the Macy’s Women’s court at International Mall.

On May 9, The Falls hosted a special event with maternity styles for moms-to-be with fashion blogger Kat Buccio of Freshly Squeezed Fashionista. Buccio gave tips on how to look fabulous while expectant. Jackson Health System invited guests to have a seat on the “pink throne” and featured giveaways including gel eye masks.

For more information on upcoming events, please visit JacksonEvents.org.

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MTI Doc Talk

MTI Doc Talk

In honor of Donate Life Month, the Miami Transplant Institute (MTI) hosted a “Doc Talk” discussion and grand tour of the new patient floor.  The event was held Thursday, April 30 at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ira C. Clark Diagnostic Treatment Center Atrium. Both community members and hospital staff joined MTI for light refreshments and special presentations from transplant leaders including Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD; Gisele Guerra, MD; and Michael J. Goldstein, MD.

The DTC Atrium was filled with over 50 people, where attendees discovered the latest transplant facts and information, learned how recent changes to the kidney allocation system affected the wait time, and were made aware about the importance of living donation. Guest speakers included four recent patients there were part of Florida’s first four-way paired kidney exchange as well. Tours of the new patient unit on the 15th floor of Jackson Memorial Hospital’s West Wing were also conducted, showcasing the complete renovations, which included a hotel-like atmosphere, leading-edge equipment, physical therapy room, and more.

This is the second year in a row MTI has hosted this successful “Doc Talk” event, and both the community and physicians look forward to more.

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Minority Health Month

In celebration of April being National Minority Health Month, Jackson Health System partnered with many community organizations to set up health fairs in different parts of Miami – Dade County. The first health fair was held on Saturday, April 18 at the New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church and featured a farmer’s market, kiddie village, and job fair. Jackson Health System was on hand to provide free health screenings, including body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, and cholesterol.

On Saturday, April 25, Loren Roberts Park played host to the Florida City Gateway to Wellness/Health and Resource Fair. At the fair, guests enjoyed free health screenings courtesy of Jackson Health System for HIV/AIDS, glucose, and blood pressure. There was also a Zumba class, kid’s zone, and voter registration booth. DJ Hercules of 99 JAMZ was spinning live at both events.

For more information on upcoming events, please visit jacksonevents.org.

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Mercedes Benz Corporate Run

Mercedes Benz Corporate Run

Each year, Jackson Health System participates in the Mercedes Benz Corporate Run. This year, Jackson Health System had 126 registered runners, with Alvaro “Sebastian” Castillo from our Human Resources Department finishing first from the team with a running time of 18 minutes and 36 seconds. Castillo finished 32nd in the overall race.

The annual event had more than 27,000 participants. It was a 3.1-mile run/walk that began and ended on Biscayne Boulevard next to Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. The purpose of the run is to promote running and walking as a means to a fit, healthy lifestyle for people from all walks of corporate life.

Despite the pouring rain, the Jackson Health System tent was packed with Jackson blue, with all participants enjoying the event.

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Jackson South Community Hospital unveils student artwork

Student Art Fair

On Saturday, April 18, Jackson South Community Hospital unveiled the works from student artists. Gracing the halls of the hospital are selected works from the students of The Learning Tree of Arts, an art studio in the area that has been serving children for 18 years. The event featured works from these artists including Dominique Rivero, Sarah Wutzler, Aysia Ten Yuk, and Samuel Izquerdo.

The event marked the fourth year of this partnership between the hospital and art studio, and Jackson Health System is proud to showcase the work of such young and talented students in our community.

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Big City Moms

Big City Moms

Big City Moms reaches more than 300,000 moms daily and hosts events every day that enrich the lives of parents and their children. At their most popular event, ‘Biggest Baby Shower Ever’, new moms are treated to a myriad of maternity options, including giveaways, seminars, and large baby items.

The baby shower event was held on April 21 at Jungle Island. Jackson Health System had a booth, featuring a large pink throne for the mommies-to-be to pose in for pictures. Guests were also treated to gel eye masks and L’Occitane sample products. Many of the guests were given in-depth information regarding our maternity services and the VIP Maternity Suites at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

To learn more about maternity options and classes offered by Jackson Health System, please click here.

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Philanthrofest

Philanthrofest

Philanthrofest brought together the best of Miami’s non-profit community on Saturday, April 11 at Museum Park. The event featured organizations dedicated to culture, arts, science, technology, and wellness from all over South Florida. Apart from showcasing all of the philanthropy work being done in the community, Philanthrofest also featured live performances from dance troupes and artists, zip-lining, and carnival games for children.

The festival was divided into different ‘walks’, and Jackson Health System was the proud sponsor of the Wellness Walk. This tent highlighted different health programs, allowing for members of the community to become acquainted with the services and organizations available to them. While the walk featured a myriad of resources for visitors, it also featured lots of fun events for children. A coloring station, clowns, and live caricature drawings provided by Jackson Health Foundation were set up for children visiting the tent. Billy the Marlin stopped by to say hello at the Holtz Children’s Hospital table!

Philanthrofest, now in its fourth year, provides a unique opportunity for the non-profit community in South Florida to come together. Click here to learn more about Philanthrofest.

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