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. 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.
Jan. 1973 Jackson History
The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Opens. Link opens story page.
In 1973, Jackson’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) opened with seven tiny premature infants with incubators and adapted adult ventilators.Explore in story page.
Apr. 1924 Jackson History
Hospital Renamed after Dr. Jackson’s Death. Link opens story page.
At a meeting on April 8, 1924, the Miami City Commission voted to change the name of the Miami City Hospital to The James M. Jackson Memorial Hospital.Explore in story page.