Man Saved After Brutal Attack on the MacArthur Causeway
In May 2012, Ronald Poppo was brought to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital after being brutally attacked on the MacArthur Causeway. He spent nearly a month at Ryder Trauma, recovering from severe facial injuries. Poppo was left blind.
A multi-disciplinary group of physicians, including trauma surgeons and plastic surgeons, treated Poppo.
The story of his attack made international headlines, once again catapulting Jackson Memorial into the spotlight. Media from around the world camped out at Jackson for weeks, interviewing physicians and reporting on the story.
Though Poppo is extremely private, on the one-year anniversary of the attack, he allowed the hospital to release a video of him, playing the guitar and thanking supporters.
After his release from Ryder Trauma Center, Poppo – homeless at the time of the attack – moved to another Jackson facility, where he underwent occupational therapy to help him regain independent living skills.
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.
Feb. 2018 Employee Stories
From Boston to Miami: An Adventure that Turned into a Lifetime. Link opens story page.
From working as an associate nurse manager in the HIV/ TB unit, to being a pediatric clinical staff nurse at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, I’ve held various roles during my many years at Jackson.Explore in story page.
Sep. 1926 Jackson History
“The Storm” Hits South Florida, Leaving Many Hurt. Link opens story page.
The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926, also known as “The Storm,” devastated South Florida from Miami to the Florida Keys.Explore in story page.