About Jackson Health System

Learn more about our history, recognitions, and how we care for our communities.

Our Mission

Mission

To build the health of the community by providing a single, high standard of quality care for the residents of Miami-Dade County.

Vision

To be a nationally and internationally recognized, world-class academic medical system and to be the provider of choice for quality care.

Values

Providing the best care, with care, for everyone by demonstrating compassion, accountability, respect, and expertise.

Who We Are

Jackson Health System is a nonprofit academic medical system offering world-class care to any person who walks through its doors. Governed by the Public Health Trust, a team of citizen volunteers acting on behalf of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, Jackson Health System ensures that all residents of Miami-Dade County receive a single high standard of care regardless of their ability to pay.

An integrated healthcare delivery system, Jackson Health System consists of:

  • Its centerpiece, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Jackson South Medical Center
  • Jackson North Medical Center
  • Holtz Children’s Hospital/The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial
  • A network of UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers
  • Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital
  • Multiple primary care and specialty care centers
  • Two long-term care nursing facilities
  • A team of Corrections Health Services personnel
  • Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial

Who We Are

Jackson Health System is a nonprofit academic medical system offering world-class care to any person who walks through its doors. Governed by the Public Health Trust, a team of citizen volunteers acting on behalf of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, Jackson Health System ensures that all residents of Miami-Dade County receive a single high standard of care regardless of their ability to pay.

An integrated healthcare delivery system, Jackson Health System consists of:

  • Its centerpiece, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Jackson South Medical Center
  • Jackson North Medical Center
  • Holtz Children’s Hospital/The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial
  • A network of UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers
  • Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital
  • Multiple primary care and specialty care centers
  • Two long-term care nursing facilities
  • A team of Corrections Health Services personnel
  • Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial

Meet our CEO

Carlos A. Migoya has served as president and CEO of Jackson Health System since May 2011, overseeing one of the nation’s largest and most respected public healthcare networks. Jackson has the distinction of bringing world-class medical care—including the medical school faculty and students from the University of Miami and Florida International University—to a taxpayer-owned system that guarantees a single high standard of care for all residents of Miami-Dade County.

The system is anchored by Jackson Memorial Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in Florida. The system also includes two neighborhood community hospitals—Jackson South and Jackson North—along with Holtz Children’s Hospital, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, two nursing homes and a network of urgent care centers, physician practices, and clinics.

Meet our CEO

Carlos A. Migoya has served as president and CEO of Jackson Health System since May 2011, overseeing one of the nation’s largest and most respected public healthcare networks. Jackson has the distinction of bringing world-class medical care—including the medical school faculty and students from the University of Miami and Florida International University—to a taxpayer-owned system that guarantees a single high standard of care for all residents of Miami-Dade County.

The system is anchored by Jackson Memorial Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in Florida. The system also includes two neighborhood community hospitals—Jackson South and Jackson North—along with Holtz Children’s Hospital, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, two nursing homes and a network of urgent care centers, physician practices, and clinics.

In his first year at Jackson, Mr. Migoya led a transformation that reversed years of massive losses, including an $82 million loss in the prior year, and produced a surplus of more than $8 million. It was the first time Jackson produced a surplus since 2006, and the system has earned an annual surplus every year since. At the same time, key indicators of healthcare quality and patient satisfaction improved, proving that public hospital systems need not choose between medical excellence and operational sustainability. In November 2013, he led a successful campaign in which 65 percent of Miami-Dade voters approved the $830 million Jackson Miracle-Building Bond program, which is the cornerstone of a 10-year, $1.7 billion capital plan to renovate, modernize and expand Jackson’s facilities.

Prior to joining Jackson, Mr. Migoya served as city manager in Miami, successfully tackling the city’s ailing budget issues. Most of Mr. Migoya’s professional life was spent in the banking industry, rising through the ranks over more than 40 years from part-time teller to regional president and CEO at Wachovia and its predecessors. He most recently served as the regional president of Wachovia in North Carolina and the CEO for the Atlantic region, responsible for banking in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York.

He is actively involved in several community organizations, including having served as the foundation chairman of Florida International University and as a member of the university’s Dean’s Council, the College of Business Administration’s principal advisory board. He currently chairs the United Way of Miami-Dade, and he sits on the boards of Miami Dade College, Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Beacon Council, and MEDNAX. He is a member of the Florida Council of 100, an organization of business leaders that promotes the economic growth of Florida and the economic well-being of Floridians. For nine years, Mr. Migoya served as a director of AutoNation, the largest auto retailer in the U.S. He is also a past chairman of the Safety Net Hospitals Alliance of Florida, and a previous board member of Downtown Miami Charter School.

Mr. Migoya earned an undergraduate degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Florida International University.

Description

Prior to joining Jackson, Mr. Migoya served as city manager in Miami, successfully tackling the city’s ailing budget issues. Most of Mr. Migoya’s professional life was spent in the banking industry, rising through the ranks over more than 40 years from part-time teller to regional president and CEO at Wachovia and its predecessors. He most recently served as the regional president of Wachovia in North Carolina and the CEO for the Atlantic region, responsible for banking in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York.

He is actively involved in several community organizations, including having served as the foundation chairman of Florida International University and as a member of the university’s Dean’s Council, the College of Business Administration’s principal advisory board. He currently chairs the United Way of Miami-Dade, and he sits on the boards of Miami Dade College, Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Beacon Council, and MEDNAX. He is a member of the Florida Council of 100, an organization of business leaders that promotes the economic growth of Florida and the economic well-being of Floridians. For nine years, Mr. Migoya served as a director of AutoNation, the largest auto retailer in the U.S. He is also a past chairman of the Safety Net Hospitals Alliance of Florida, and a previous board member of Downtown Miami Charter School.

Mr. Migoya earned an undergraduate degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Florida International University.

Awards & Recognition

2020

UHealth Jackson Urgent Care Centers First in Miami-Dade to Achieve Autism-Friendly Designation Through Partnership with UM-NSU CARD

UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers partnered with University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) to achieve an autism-friendly designation, becoming the first network of urgent care centers in Miami-Dade County to receive this distinction.

The autism-friendly designation means that the staff at all five UHealth Jackson Urgent Care locations – Country Walk, Cutler Bay, Doral, North Dade, and Keystone Point – have been specially-trained to treat patients with autism and related disabilities. Additionally, all of the centers now have a designated sensory-friendly exam room to give this patient population the opportunity to experience health care in a safe, comfortable, and controlled environment. The rooms feature soft music, dimmed lights, and a bean-bag chair.

Jackson Memorial Hospital Receive Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

Jackson Memorial Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among The Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals

Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties. Holtz Children’s ranked 48th in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology.

2019

Jackson Health System Named Human Rights Campaign Foundation Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Quality

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation named all six Jackson Health System hospitals “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” for the eighth time. HEI evaluated Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson South Medical Center, Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, and Holtz Children’s Hospital/The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, with all six earning top marks for their policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) patients and their families, visitors, and employees.

Jackson Memorial Hospital Received Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

Jackson Memorial Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Jackson North Medical Center Received the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Jackson North Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Jackson Health System Earns 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Performance Excellence Award

The Information Technology department at Jackson Health System achieved Most Wired Certified Level 9, receiving a Performance Excellence Award by the 2019 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) HealthCare’s Most Wired program. The program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.

Miami Transplant Institute at Jackson Memorial Hospital Sets National Record, Performing More Transplants in 2019 than any other U.S. Hospital

The Miami Transplant Institute, an affiliation between Jackson Health System and UHealth – University of Miami Health System, has claimed the nation’s top position, performing more organ transplants in 2019 than any other U.S. hospital, according to data released this week by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS). This distinction marks the first time MTI is named number one as the largest transplant center in the United States.

MTI performed 747 transplants in 2019 – the most of any U.S. hospital. It also surpassed the record for most transplants performed in a year by any U.S. center since the OPTN started keeping records.

Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among The Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals

Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties. Holtz Children’s ranked in three specialties: 20th in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology; 49th in pediatric gastroenterology & GI surgery, and 49th in pediatric nephrology.

Leadership and Staff Recognition

Carlos A. Migoya, president & CEO of Jackson Health System, received the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Award of Excellence for leading a team that transformed Jackson into one of the nation’s leading health systems where growth is the prescription for the future.

Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center received the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Heroes Organization/Program Award for advocating, serving, and providing emotional support to victims of sexual assault in Miami-Dade County for the past 45 years.

Eddie Borrego, senior vice president and CEO of Jackson West Medical Center, was named one of South Florida Business Journal’s 40 under 40 executives, who were recognized for their innovation, leadership and community contributions.

2018

Jackson Health System Named Human Rights Campaign Foundation Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Quality

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation named all six Jackson Health System hospitals “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” for the seventh time. HEI evaluated Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson South Medical Center, Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, and Holtz Children’s Hospital/The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, with all six earning top marks for their policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) patients and their families, visitors, and employees.

Jackson Memorial Hospital Receive Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

Jackson Memorial Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Leadership and Staff Recognition

Giselle Guerra, MD was selected as one of 13 amazing women for the prestigious In the Company of Women award in the category of Health and Human Services. Dr. Guerra’s award honors her achievements as medical director of Transplant Services and Living Donor Kidney Program at Miami Transplant Institute (MTI) and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Rodrigo Vianna, MD, was honored with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Heroes Health Care Professional Award. The recognition celebrates his great contributions as medical director of Transplant Services to the healthcare system of South Florida.

Jackson Health System received the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Heroes Organization/Program Award for making a century of miracles in the South Florida Community.

Carlos A. Migoya, president & CEO, was named one of South Florida Business Journal Power Leaders. The list compiles the most influential executives from across the region who have made an powerful impact in the private, public and civic sectors.

Matthew I. Pinzur, vice president and chief marketing officer, was selected as one of 12 Good Men by Ronald McDonald’s House Charities of South Florida. This recognition pays tribute to a select group of South Florida’s distinguished men whose generous contributions, outstanding community and civic involvement are worthy of special recognition and appreciation.

Seth R. Thaller, MD, DMD, UHealth plastic surgeon, was selected as one of 12 Good Men by Ronald McDonald’s House Charities of South Florida. This recognition pays tribute to a select group of South Florida’s distinguished men whose generous contributions, outstanding community and civic involvement are worthy of special recognition and appreciation.

2017

Jackson Memorial Hospital Certified Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission

Jackson Memorial joins an elite group of health care organizations focused on highly-specialized stroke care. The hospital earned both The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers.

To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements, including 24/7 availability of specialized treatments by neurologists, neurointerventionalists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists; having dedicated neuro intensive care beds for complex stroke patients; and providing staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.

Jackson Memorial Hospital: Designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has designated Jackson Memorial Hospital as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Comprehensive Stroke Center designation means the hospital is equipped to meet the needs of hemorrhagic (bleed) or ischemic (clot) stroke patients and can also treat ischemic stroke within eight hours after symptom onset. Additionally, being a Comprehensive Stroke Center reinforces that Jackson Memorial is prepared to provide more aggressive stroke management and rehabilitation to patients.

Jackson North Medical Center: Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission

Jackson North Medical Center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. Jackson North underwent a rigorous onsite review. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

Jackson South Medical Center: Designated Primary Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has designated Jackson South Medical Center as a Primary Stroke Center. The Primary Stroke Center designation means Jackson South is qualified to treat ischemic stroke patients in acute phases and evaluate if clot-busting drugs can be administered within the first three hours of symptom onset.

Jackson Memorial Hospital & Jackson North Medical Center Receive Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

Jackson Memorial Hospital and Jackson North Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Jackson Health System Receives Prestigious International Baby-Friendly Designation

The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, Jackson North Medical Center, and Jackson South Medical Center have each received the prestigious international Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) designation.

The Baby-Friendly designation is a highly coveted support standard of care, promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The program recognizes healthcare facilities that give mothers the information, confidence, and skills necessary to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding or feeding their babies formula safely. It also encourages new moms and babies to stay together in the same room from the moment of birth, and promotes skin-to-skin contact as much as possible.

There are more than 20,000 designated Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers worldwide. Our hospitals join the elite 455 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals

Holtz Children’s Hospital part of 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 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

Holtz Children’s is ranked in three specialties this year: 25th in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology; 31st in pediatric nephrology, and 38th in pediatric gastroenterology & GI surgery.

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery, and compliance with “best practices.” They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric centers.

Leadership and Staff Recognition

Hansel Tookes III, MD, was honored with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Heroes Health Care Professional Award. The recognition celebrates his great contributions as public health advocate and for being the driving force behind Florida’s first needle exchange clinic.

Carlos A. Migoya, president & CEO, was named one of South Florida Business Journal Power Leaders. The list compiles of the most influential executives from across the region who have made an powerful impact in the private, public and civic sectors.

David Zambrana, PhDc, DNP, MBA, RN, senior vice president & CEO, Jackson Memorial Hospital, was named one of South Florida Business Journal Power Leaders. The list compiles the most influential executives from across the region who have made an powerful impact in the private, public and civic sectors.

Carlos A. Migoya, president & CEO, was honored with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Sand in My Shoes Award. This recognition is presented to outstanding community leaders who have made significant contributions to the South Florida region; demonstrating a deep love and commitment to Miami as the best possible place in which to live, work and play.

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.

2015 Gold Plus Award - Good news for our hospital. Even better news for you.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.

Ryder Trauma Center Receives Level 1 Verification

American College of Surgeons badgeRyder 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.

Jackson Health System Designated to have Mammography Accredited Facility

Mammography Accredited Facility badgeThe 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

Accredited Pediatric Failure Institute badgeHoltz 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.

2014

Various Jackson Health System Programs Recognized

  • 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.

2013

The UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center Ranked No. 1

Named the No. 1 hospital in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area by U.S. News & World Report.

Jackson Health System Facilities Named as LGBT Leaders in Healthcare

Named a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2013 report.

Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Ranked in six specialties for U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals.

Ryder Trauma Center Ranked for Quality of Care

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.

2012

Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Ranked in eight specialties for U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals.

UM/Jackson Partnership Services Ranked by 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.

2010

Holtz Children’s Hospital Specialists Ranked as “Best Doctors in America”

More pediatric specialists selected as Best Doctors in America in 2010 than any other children’s hospital in South Florida.

2008

Three Jackson Health System Units Receive Awards

South Wing 8 at Jackson Memorial, the Pediatric Emergency Room at Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Mental Health Unit at Jackson South Medical Center received awards from Professional Research Consultants, Inc., also known as PRC, for receiving high patient satisfaction scores in 2008.

FACT Accreditation

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.