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 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 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.

Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

Jackson North Medical Center was nationally recognized for achievement in the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Campaign.


Stroke Gold Awards

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.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. We are committed to quality stroke care and aim to speed recovery and reduce death and disability for stroke patients.

Jackson North Earns EPA’s Energy Star Certification

Congratulations are in order for Jackson North Medical Center! JNMC earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency. It also meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. Jackson North is 1 of only 3 hospitals in the state with this designation and 1 of 43 nationwide.

Mammography Accredited Facility

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. We are fully accredited in Mammography by the ACR.