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.