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For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2015
Media Contact:
Lidia Amoretti


Jackson Health System is steps closer to expanding world-renowned trauma services in South Miami-Dade

Carlos A. Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System; Darryl K. Sharpton, chairman, Public Health Trust Board of Trustees; Jay Miranda, CEO of Jackson South Community Hospital; Dennis C. Moss, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 9; Chief Antonio Hernandez, Special Operations Division for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.


Jackson South Community Hospital will celebrate the opening of its new helipad with an inaugural helicopter landing Friday, January 23. The new helipad will allow Jackson South to receive air ambulance transfers from other hospitals, and quickly transfer patients by air to the Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus in downtown Miami for specialized services not available at Jackson South.
The new helipad also brings Jackson South one step closer to becoming a trauma center. The hospital is currently in the application process of becoming a trauma center, with a decision by the state expected later this year. If Jackson South’s proposed trauma center is approved, the helipad will assist in expanding Jackson Health System’s already world-class trauma services to residents in south Miami-Dade County.

For the past 22 years, Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center has been a worldwide leader in trauma care. Highly skilled trauma surgeons from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, who currently work at Ryder, would staff the planned trauma center at Jackson South, providing a unique blend of community-level emergency care with world-class academic trauma medicine.

During the grand opening of the helipad, leaders from Jackson and the south Miami-Dade community will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony. A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue helicopter will do the inaugural landing on the helipad with special guest passengers, including Jackson Health System President and CEO Carlos A. Migoya.

When: January 23, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

Jackson South Community Hospital
Outside of Emergency Department
9333 S.W. 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33157

Editor's Note:

Media can park near emergency department.

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