Chief Nursing Executive Ric Cuming

Dear Friends,

Jackson nurses were there in 1918 when there were 31 beds and 55 patients at Miami City Hospital, now known as Jackson Memorial Hospital. Today, we have 2,482 beds with more than 65,000 admissions throughout Jackson Health System.

In 1925, the first class graduated from the Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Today we have strong academic partners, and we are leaders in evidence-based practice.

We were there for the 1926 hurricane and for Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Today we are the on-site leaders in disaster preparedness at the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management.

In the 1940s we housed the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. Today we serve as the U.S. Army Trauma Training Center for combat casualty care…the only site of its type in the world.

We are more than 4,000 RNs, Nurse Practitioners, LPNs and nursing assistants working for Jackson Health System in almost every type of practice setting there is. Our Unit Practice Councils (UPCs) represent the unit-based aspect of the Shared Governance model in nursing. Frontline staff are empowered to identify barriers to clinical practice and partner with management to resolve issues.

We provide the highest level of nursing care to patients and their loved ones. We invite you to explore our website and learn about nursing care in the Jackson Health System.

Ric Cuming, RN, MSN, EdD, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President
Chief Nursing Executive