RHISE Program Launches at Holtz Children’s Hospital and The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial

Miami, FL – Jackson Health System is launching the RHISE Program at Holtz Children’s Hospital and The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial. RHISE stands for reducing hypertension in pregnant and postpartum women through interventions and supportive education.

This three-year program is funded by the Department of Health, and uses virtual technology and a community health worker model to support moms who are at risk of hypertensive and/or diabetes disorders, as well as those who have additional general health, mental health, and/or social needs. The goal is to reduce social determinants of health and promote health equity while addressing the social needs of mothers in our community.

RHISE will also be integrated into The Women’s Pavilion at Jackson North and The Women’s Center at Jackson South.

“As Miami Dade County’s public healthcare system, we feel especially compelled to invest our time and resources into programs like RHISE that strive to promote health equity in our community,” said Joanne Ruggiero, senior vice president and chief executive officer of Holtz Children’s and The Women’s Hospital. “Our team at The Women’s Hospital has always strived to provide wrap-around services and care to moms that extends beyond just our hospital walls.”

Daily patient engagement will occur through a cloud-based technology designed to recognize trends in hypertension, diabetes, and related disorders. A doula is available to support the mom during and post- pregnancy. Wrap-around support will also be provided through care coordination with health workers to address any non-clinical challenges related to social determinants of health

About Jackson Health System:
Jackson Health System is one of the nation’s largest and most respected public health systems, with a mission of providing one standard of high-quality care to all residents of Miami-Dade County. The nonprofit academic medical system is anchored by Jackson Memorial Hospital, which is home to Ryder Trauma Center and the Miami Transplant Institute. The system also includes Holtz Children’s Hospital and The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson South Medical Center, Jackson West Medical Center, multiple primary care and specialty care centers, a network of UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers, physician practices, and two long-term care nursing facilities.


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