Jackson, My Second Home
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.
She said that Jackson Memorial Hospital was a world-renowned institution, and that it was recognized among the top 25 medical facilities in the nation. My aunt assured me that I would be both fortunate and proud to be part of such a well-regarded health system. Confidently, she predicted this would be “the last job I would have,” where I would find room to learn, grow professionally, and prosper.
My aunt predicted correctly, as I have been with the organization for almost 18 years, and am currently an administrative assistant in the Executive Office at Jackson South Medical Center. I can proudly say that I do not see myself working anywhere else. I've truly enjoyed every step of my journey, and am thankful for the opportunities and knowledge that I've gained along the way.
I’m proud to call Jackson my second home, even more so because both my parents have also worked for the organization. My mother has been with Jackson as a patient transporter for almost two decades, and my father worked as a medical support assistant until last year. I hope to continue growing and contributing to this amazing institution, which I owe a great part of my personal and professional advancement to.
Administrative Assistant, Executive Office
Jackson South Medical Center
Feb. 2018 Employee Stories
Fighting the Unknown. Link opens story page.
More than 30 years ago, Miami became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic. When the first patients came to Jackson Memorial Hospital in the 1980s with this unnamed disease, I was a young doctor, fresh out of residency, at the beginning of my career.Explore in story page.
Feb. 2013 Miracle Stories
After Five-Organ Transplant, Woman Gives Birth. Link opens story page.
In 2013, Fatema Al Ansari delivered a healthy baby girl at Jackson via C-section - becoming the first five-organ transplant patient in the world to conceive and deliver.Explore in story page.
Nov. 1919 Jackson History
A Board of Trustees Is Established. Link opens story page.
In November 1919, a year after Miami City Hospital opened, a nine-member volunteer Board of Trustees was appointed by the mayor of Miami.Explore in story page.