Lt. Javier Ortiz, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police; Nicholas Namias, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, medical director of Ryder Trauma Center; Gregory A. Zych, DO, UHealth/Jackson orthopaedic trauma surgeon; Mary Ordonez, RN, nurse in the trauma resuscitation unit at Ryder Trauma Center; Carlos A. Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System; Ryder Trauma Center staff; former patients


May is National Trauma Awareness Month 2015. To celebrate, the Miami Fraternal Order of Police will thank the medical team at Ryder Trauma Center for saving the lives of countless first responders. Ryder Trauma Center, located at Jackson Memorial Hospital, is one of the nation’s busiest trauma centers and it is world-renowned for its medical expertise.

During a press conference Thursday, the FOP will surprise two trauma surgeons and a nurse from the trauma resuscitation unit by making them honorary FOP members.


May 21, 2015, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.


Ryder Trauma Center
1800 N.W. 10th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Editor’s Note:

Media can park outside of Ryder Trauma Center.

# # #

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue Miami, FL 33136

Jackson Health System Miracles made daily logo

Media Contact

Tania Leets
[email protected]

Media Relations Outreach

The Media Relations team works with local, national and international media and other external audiences to showcase Jackson’s physicians, staff, research and medical services. The team also responds to media inquiries on a variety of medical-related issues.

For press inquiries only, please contact:
Lidia Amoretti-Morgado
Media Relations Manager
[email protected]