Dear Friends:

This month, we are happy to celebrate the newly opened José Milton Memorial Hospital at Jackson West Medical Center. Jackson West will allow us to expand our world-class medical care into some of the county’s fastest-growing residential and commercial communities. Residents in nearby neighborhoods, all of whom help fund Jackson’s mission, deserve access to our services closer to where they live, work, and play. Jackson West will bring a dedicated pediatric emergency department, staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians, as well as full clinical teams, specially trained and experienced in treating children. 

As we look toward the end of summer, we are also excited to resume in-person events beginning in the fall. As we plan each of these gatherings we are working closely with health experts to make sure we are being mindful and acting responsibly for the safety of all. Should we need to make adjustments to any of these events we will make sure to share those with you through our different communication channels. In the meantime, please save the date for our inaugural Mind Your Health Event on Sunday, October 10 and enjoy a day outdoors filled with resources and activities focused around mental health. We also encourage you to save the date (and your spot!) for the 22nd Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon & Fashion Show on November 23, 2021. 

We wish you all a beautiful rest of the summer and look forward to seeing you soon. 

Charmaine Gatlin
Co-President & Chief Operating Officer
Flavia Llizo
Co-President & Chief Development Officer
Jackson West Opening
Jackson West Medical Center, including the Jose Milton Memorial Hospital and the adjacent medical pavilion, is the newest member of Jackson Health System’s family. Together with our other hospitals and medical, urgent care, primary, and specialty care centers, Jackson West is on a mission to become a nationally and internationally recognized working-class medical center.

Jose Milton Memorial Hospital, South Florida’s newest acute care hospital, features adult and pediatric emergency rooms, state-of-the-art surgical and imaging suites, and 100 private suites. We also offer an in-house pharmacy and provide concierge-style medication delivery so patients can confirm and receive any prescription prior to discharge. 

Staffed by board-certified physicians, our facilities deliver a full spectrum of services and a commitment to patient-centered care. We cover cardiology, gynecology, and obstetrics, orthopedics, urology, weight-loss surgery, pediatrics, and so much more. 

Walk across the breathtaking, connecting SkyBridge and enter Jackson West Medical Center’s medical pavilion, home to physician practices for all ages and specialties. We are delivering on our promise of bringing you all the medical services you need for the entire family, closer to home. 

  • A comprehensive medical experience designed around the patient, including easy-to-navigate facilities, innovative technology, and passionately engaged caregivers.
  • Our surgical suites at José Milton Memorial Hospital are equipped with the latest technology to treat patients with varying conditions – from routine to complex cases. The hospital features all-private suites to help patients recover quickly and comfortably.
  • Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient clinical services delivered by expert Jackson caregivers who are committed to bringing high-quality medicine closer to residents in Doral and its surrounding communities.

Special thanks to the Arison family, the Miami HEAT, and Carnival Cruise lines for their gift to the pediatrics of Jackson West. If you are interested in scheduling a tour of the new facility and learning how you can support us, please contact Beatriz Galan, senior director of major gifts, for more information.
Tune In: August Parental Guidance
COVID, Kids, and Back To School
August 12, 2021, at 8 p.m.
Many parents who eagerly lined up to get the COVID-19 vaccine still have questions about getting their children vaccinated. Learn about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID vaccine for our kids, what herd immunity is, and how that will impact your child’s return to
in-person schooling and activities in the fall. Hear from our Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Alberto M. Carvalho. Register for this webinar here.
Holtz Children's Hospital Miracle Spotlight
Baby Zion
Check out this cute knock-out! Baby Zion, one of our little patients in the Holtz Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), recently had his 100-day celebration! He was born early at 23 weeks and to celebrate this amazing milestone, his mom dressed him up like a boxing champion while she dressed up as the referee! It's only a matter of time before Zion will come out of the NICU as an undefeated champion!
“Mind Your Health”
A Mental Health Community Event 
October 10, 2021
Join us for the inaugural Mind Your Health event on World Mental Health Day, Sunday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Margaret Pace Park in Miami, benefiting Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in family-friendly activities as we raise awareness of mental health issues and support those that are affected by mental health. "Mind Your Health" will host speakers and interactive sessions. Topics such as nutrition, addiction, depression, exercise, and mindfulness will be explored as fundamental to living a healthy and fulfilling life. To learn more about Mind Your Health and to register, build a team, or make a donation, please click here.
The 22nd Guardians of the Children
Luncheon & Fashion Show
November 23, 2021
Keeping with tradition, everyone is invited to join the Guardian Angels at our 22nd Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon & Fashion Show on November 23rd at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. Spend your afternoon supporting Holtz Children’s Hospital while enjoying a delightful lunch and enjoying the latest fashions presented by Saks Fifth Avenue! 

We would like to thank the following Guardian Angels for graciously hosting the luncheon this year. We appreciate your generosity and commitment to making this year's luncheon a success!

Guardian Angels Committee
Silvia Rios Fortun
Guardian Angel President

Andria Ares Holtz & Deborah Robins
Luncheon Co-Chairs
Committee Members
Vivian Adrian
Angela Andrade
Ana de la Fe
Mari Grimalt
Fana Holtz
Ines Lorenzo-Gomez
Marilyn Samlut
Gloria Sesana
Ana VeigaMilton

To learn more about the Guardian Angels or to reserve your seat, please contact Alexandra Salcedo at or 305-585-GIVE (4483).
Donor Spotlight: Special Thanks to Diego Torres
Diego Torres has been a Jackson Health Foundation donor for decades, making gifts whenever he could. A strong believer of the pivotal role the health system plays in providing accessible care to members of the global community, Torres always felt compelled to support in any way he could. Then, in 2019, the retired math teacher decided to join the mission of Holtz Children's Hospital by committing to monthly donations in support of its pediatric cancer program. As a parent and grandparent, he understands how important it is to have the best medical care available for his family just a few miles away. When asked about the inspiration behind his giving, his answer is simple, "it is up to each and every one of us to make a difference and make sure Holtz Children’s Hospital continues to be a leader in pediatric health care for South Florida and beyond." Thank you, Diego!
August Deal: Need a Physical?
We’ll Take Care of It.
UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers are offering half off on a sports physical through September 7, 2021. You can get a sports physical for only $17 or pay $55 for a sports physical with an EKG. Click here for more information.
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Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know you can support Jackson by making it your preferred charity on AmazonSmile? Just visit and select Jackson Health Foundation, then continue to shop as you normally do and let Amazon do the rest.
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