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Thanks to the strong support of our community, we have reached this historic milestone. We are so proud to carry our mission into the next century, and continue to deliver world-class care to all who walk through our doors.

Joe Arriola, Jackson Chairman

Plenty of smart people wondered whether Jackson Health System would survive to celebrate this centennial. As one of the country’s last hospital systems to combine the obligations of public ownership, the service of safety-net care, and the sophistication of academic medicine, Jackson was nearly overtaken by rapid changes to our economy and industry.

Fortunately for so many, Miami-Dade County rallied to Jackson’s cause and brought about a transformational success story unlike any other in modern American healthcare. A jewel that once was fading is now shining brighter than ever, bringing hope and health to our entire community.

We celebrate our centennial at the same time we celebrate a tipping point in our evolution. Construction is underway at our new Jackson West Medical Center campus in the City of Doral. Our community hospitals, Jackson North Medical Center and Jackson South Medical Center, are developing new centers of excellence and new patient-care facilities to match. Our UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers are bringing our six-decade, cutting-edge partnership with the University of Miami into more and more of our neighborhoods. And on our flagship campus near downtown Miami, everything is growing: our new Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial is on its way. Hundreds of our patient rooms have already been renovated with the latest designs and technology. A new building is being developed to house one of the country’s busiest emergency departments.

Most importantly, the work being done inside those facilities is better than ever. Every day, our employees show they care by delivering safe and effective treatment with the utmost compassion and a special Miami flair.

We are proud to energize Jackson into its second century with that commitment to excellence and loyalty to our mission. The people of Miami-Dade County have always taken care of Jackson, and Jackson is proud to always take care of them.

Signed by: Joe Arriola


Public Health Trust Board of Trustees

Carlos A. Migoya, Jackson President

Our institution was born in a humble setting but with a monumental task: carrying Miami through a devastating 1918 flu epidemic.

The brilliant work done that year by Dr. James Jackson and his colleagues helped define the mission that has carried us through our first hundred years.

As we soar into our second century, I’d like to think we honor his legacy.

Whether it’s taking care of the tiniest newborn babies, performing the most complex organ transplants, treating the most dangerous heart and brain attacks, or supporting our patients’ life-long management of chronic conditions, Jackson continues rising to every challenge.

Our caregivers work in every corner of Miami-Dade County, from Florida City to Miami Gardens, little of which was even developed when Dr. Jackson’s work began.

He certainly wouldn’t recognize the next-generation operating suites, imaging systems, and digital health platforms that are part of our daily work, nor the innovative academic partnerships we cherish with the University of Miami and Florida International University.

Without a doubt, though, he would see our mission as a reflection of his own: serving every Miami-Dade County resident with the same high standard of quality care.

Now more than 12,000 caregivers strong, we are never content as simple caretakers of his work – we are, indeed, the innovators who help Jackson constantly grow to match the needs and the dreams of our community’s shared future.

Wherever I go in South Florida, everyone has a Jackson story about an injury we treated, a sickness we cured, a life we saved.

This centennial celebration is dedicated to every one of those people.

Signed by: Carlos A. Migoya

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jackson Health System

Centennial Steering Committee Members

Eduardo Bancalari, MD

Madeline Barrios

Dorothy Jenkins Fields

Charmaine Gatlin

Paul George, PhD

Barth Green, MD

James Jackson Hutson, Jr, MD

Mojdeh Khaghan

Janice Lipton

Jane Mass

Carlos A. Migoya

Ana VeigaMilton

Pat Morrissey-Havlin

Humberto Fabian Ocano

Matthew I. Pinzur

Christine Rupp

Lorna Sanchez

Teresa R. Shipman

Adam Taylor

Seth Ray Thaller, MD

Maria V. Vallez




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