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
Jackson, My Second Home. Link opens story page.
I joined the Jackson family in April 2000 as a clerk stenographer in Corrections Health Services. At the time, my aunt, who was part of the organization in 1988 and came back in 1998, suggested I apply because she thought I would be great for the position.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.
Apr. 1924 Jackson History
Hospital Renamed after Dr. Jackson’s Death. Link opens story page.
At a meeting on April 8, 1924, the Miami City Commission voted to change the name of the Miami City Hospital to The James M. Jackson Memorial Hospital.Explore in story page.