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
Jan. 2017 Employee Stories
Building a Life and Family at Jackson. Link opens story page.
My life at Jackson began in 1985 at the Jackson School of Nursing, where I received the very best training.Explore in story page.
Dec. 1920 Jackson History
The Growth of Miami’s Black Medical Community. Link opens story page.
For more than a century, African Americans have played an integral part in Miami’s socio-political development.Explore in story page.
Jan. 1955 Medical Firsts
New Treatment for Cleft Lip Is Designed. Link opens story page.
In 1955, UM/Jackson reconstructive surgeon Dr. D. Ralph Millard, Jr. designed rotation-advancement flap surgery to treat cleft lip.Explore in story page.