When Ryder opened its doors in 1992, it became one of the only stand-alone trauma centers in the nation. Last year, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Ryder as the only Level I trauma center in Miami-Dade County, and one of just two in Florida. Ryder has become the designated facility to treat the President of the United States, if necessary, as well as the home of the United States Army Trauma Training Center, where Army Forward Surgical Teams train and prepare to provide care to those injured on the battlefield.

Residents of South Miami-Dade County will be safer thanks to the certified Level II trauma center at Jackson South Medical Center. The Jackson South Level II Trauma Center* will stand on its own as a full-service, around-the-clock trauma center. But unlike other Level II trauma centers, it will also have immediate and always-on access to the cutting-edge resources of Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial.