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. 2011 Miracle Stories
Paralyzed Gymnast Walks Again After Hypothermia Treatment. Link opens story page.
After fracturing and dislocating a vertebra in his neck, longtime gymnast Jorge Valdes’ chances of walking were slim. But a week after his fall, Jorge was discharged from Jackson Memorial Hospital – walking.Explore in story page.
Jul. 2012 Miracle Stories
Aspiring Model Suffers Severe Burns After Bathroom Catches Fire. Link opens story page.
In 1995, Feride Buch suffered severe burns to 80 percent of her body. She was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center, where she was in a medically-induced coma for weeks.Explore in story page.
Jun. 1918 Jackson History
New Miami City Hospital Opens in Midst of Influenza Epidemic. Link opens story page.
On June 25, 1918, the new Miami City Hospital, spearheaded by physician Dr. James M. Jackson, opened its doors to the community in the midst of an influenza epidemic.Explore in story page.