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 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 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.

Jackson South Community Hospital was awarded the Beautification Award

by the South Miami-Dade Economic Development Council for excellence in physical facility, landscaping and overall design. The Hospital recently completed an additional 157,000 square feet of new construction which includes expanded surgical and ICU facilities and 57 private patient rooms. A new Emergency Department includes a Minor Care area, which expedites patient care for patients with minor injuries or medical problems.