Three Generations at Jackson
On Saturday nights throughout her time in nursing school, my mother, Marian Reuburn, volunteered in Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department. It was her lifelong dream to become a nurse. Even though she had a few detours along the way, she managed to make that dream into a reality, achieving both a bachelor’s degree in education, and a master’s degree in nursing. My mother eventually went back to the place where she received most of her training as a student, becoming a beloved nurse educator at Jackson Memorial.
Thus began our journey as a Jackson family.
As I grew into adulthood with a daughter of my own, I saw how much my mother loved her job. She encouraged me to follow her into the profession, and, by the time I graduated from the Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1984, I knew that I would spend my career at the hospital.
Jackson Memorial was like no other healthcare facility in Miami, as were the patients and the challenges we faced in caring for them. Working there offered me an education that I would not and could not find anywhere else. I spent the next 33 years working in the Neurology Department and the neurosurgical ICU.
In 1998, my daughter, Marian Glynn, came home from England at the end of her military career. Trained as a medic in the Air Force, it was not long before she, too, joined the Jackson Memorial team. As a family, we have held a place at Jackson for 45 years. It has been a second home for all of us. My mother and I are now both retired, but my daughter, Marian, continues her career at Jackson, as we hold the health system in our hearts.
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Feb. 2018 Employee Stories
From My Coworkers to My Caregivers. Link opens story page.
It is one thing to work at a hospital where you witness patients receiving top-notch care every day. It is quite another when you become one of those patients yourself.Explore in story page.
Nov. 2009 Miracle Stories
Born at One Pound, One Ounce, Newborn Goes Home. Link opens story page.
On November 6, 2009, Gabriella Mercedes Gil finally went home - eight months after being born at Holtz Children’s Hospital, weighing just one pound, one ounce.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.