UPC Name

Trauma Resuscitation Unit, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Emergency Room and Trauma Services

Nurse Manager
Albert Hernandez, ARNP, MSN

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

Special Accomplishments

  • Ryder Trauma Center is the only Level One Adult Trauma Center in Miami-Dade County.
  • Ryder Trauma Center is one of the 2 pediatric trauma centers in Miami-Dade County.
  • It also has a receiving unit for all patients requiring Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD).
  • Ryder Trauma Center has the only Level One Burn Trauma Center south of Orlando.
  • We believe that those who are closest to patient care are the best participants for improving health care outcomes and the practice environment.
  • Shared Governance Coordinating Council Presentation August 2011: Omnicell Optimization Project – A Focus on the JHS Pillars of Finance and Quality

Size & Type
The unit has 6 observation beds and 5 trauma bays.

Staff Summary
22 RNs, 5 RNs certified to insert PICCs (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters), 9 Emergency Services Care Associates (ESCA)

Staff Skill Mix
100% RN specifically trained in Trauma Nursing 

Organizational Structure
Our organizational structure follows the Shared Governance model. It is made up of a nurse manager, associate nurse managers, clinical staff nurses, Emergency Services Care Associates (ESCA) and others.