Bejany Develops Miami Pouch
In 1986, UM/Jackson urologist Dr. Darwich Bejany developed an alternative solution for patients whose bladders were removed because of cancer.
The medical breakthrough, known as the Miami Pouch operation, allows women who have lost their bladder to recurring cancer to enjoy a better quality of life.
Surgeons construct an internal urinary pouch out of a section of the colon, making external urinary bags unnecessary in every patient.
The technique is simple and effective for women who are high-risk, including those with a history of radiation therapy. The Miami pouch is associated with a high rate of functional success.
Feb. 2018 Employee Stories
Proud of Jackson’s Cultural Evolution. Link opens story page.
As Jackson celebrates its centennial year, we rightly look back over 100 years of progress, growth, and service. My perspective doesn’t go back that far, but is illustrative of major growth nonetheless.Explore in story page.
May. 2012 Miracle Stories
Professional Golfer Receives Life-saving Heart Transplant. Link opens story page.
In 2008, professional Golfer Erik Compton was preparing to qualify for the PGA Tour, when his transplanted heart started to fail.Explore in story page.
Jan. 1947 Miracle Stories
A Young Black Nurse Shatters Healthcare Barriers. Link opens story page.
In the summer of 1947, Thelma Vernell Anderson Gibson returned home from nursing school, and wasted no time shattering racial healthcare barriers.Explore in story page.