Dear Friends:

Ten years ago, on May 1, Carlos A. Migoya became chief executive officer of Jackson Health System and set the stage for a new era in Jackson’s history. Carlos embraced the challenge of reviving a financially-strained health system on the brink of closure. He put Jackson on sound financial footing and transformed it into one of the largest, most respected public healthcare networks in the nation. We salute him for his commitment and dedication to Jackson Health System and to our community.

This month, we also celebrate Nurses Week, May 6 to 12, and Hospital Week, May 9 to 15, which recognize the commitment of our frontline caregivers and the health system as a whole. We hope you will pay tribute to Carlos and all of our healthcare heroes by making a contribution to our Foundation in their honor.

May is also a special month for mothers. We’re delighted to share that expectant moms can look forward to giving birth in Jackson’s newly unveiled labor and delivery unit, which was designed with their safety and comfort in mind.

Later this month, we will celebrate your commitment to Jackson Health System when we name the winners of our upcoming chance drawing, which takes place on May 20. You still have an opportunity to purchase tickets to win one of four spectacular prizes, including a 24-month pre-paid lease of a 2021 Audi Q5 2.0T Quattro, compliments of THE COLLECTION | Audi.

We also wish to acknowledge two community partners who recently made in-kind gifts in support of Jackson Health System. Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and Perry Ellis International are leaders in their respective fields because they understand the importance of giving back to the community. We are grateful they chose to extend their generosity to Jackson.

There is so much to celebrate this month, and we are delighted to share it with you. Please accept our thanks for your continued support. Jackson Health System is stronger because of you.

Charmaine Gatlin
Co-President & Chief Operating Officer   
Flavia Llizo
Co-President & Chief Development Officer
Carlos A. Migoya Celebrates Ten Years as Jackson Health System’s CEO
Jackson Health Foundation congratulates Carlos A. Migoya on his 10th anniversary as chief executive officer of Jackson Health System. From the beginning, Carlos embraced the challenge of leading one of the nation’s largest, most complex public health systems and worked tirelessly to identify cost-savings measures, build a strong leadership team, strategically boost revenues, and focus on providing all patients and visitors with excellent customer service.

Under Carlos’ leadership, Jackson has grown in remarkable ways, adding new facilities and enhanced services, and providing world-class care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. 

Jackson Health Foundation is proud to pay tribute to Carlos on this milestone anniversary. Join us in celebrating Carlos and all he has accomplished for the health of our community by making a donation in his honor today.

In doing so, you’ll also be paying tribute to the people on the frontlines as we also celebrate Nurses Week, May 6 to 12, and Hospital Week, May 9 to 15, and recognize the people whose tireless efforts made Carlos’ vision a reality. Click here to donate and help us continue making miracles happen for patients in our community.
Chance Drawing Supports the Miracle Fund and Holtz Children’s Hospital
The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial: Labor & Delivery Ribbon Cutting
RIBBON CUTTING: The team at the Women's Hospital unveils new labor and delivery unit.
Jackson Health System recently unveiled its new labor and delivery unit at the Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial.

“Elevating our patient experience was at the top of our minds throughout the development of this new unit,” said Hamilton Clark, senior vice president and chief executive officer of Holtz Children’s Hospital and the Women's Hospital at Jackson Memorial.
The new unit features 20 labor and delivery suites, and two negative pressure rooms, which are conveniently located next to OB triage and the operating rooms within the Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial. Each suite features advanced technology and other resources designed to enhance the comfort, care, and safety of mothers and their newborns.

Neiman Marcus and alice + olivia
Donate Spring Trends to a Frontline Hero
at Jackson Memorial Hospital
LUCKY WINNER: Monica Suarez shows off clothing selected from Neiman Marcus and alice + olivia.
Neiman Marcus partnered with the Jackson Health Foundation and alice + olivia luxury clothing to shower one lucky healthcare hero at Jackson Memorial Hospital with beautiful apparel from the designer’s spring collection. Monica Suarez, an associate nurse manager at Jackson Memorial, was selected for this honor because of the excellent care and compassion she provided COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic. Monica browsed through racks of beautiful alice + olivia clothing and was able to choose $2,000 worth of her favorites as a gift from Neiman Marcus and the luxury designer.

“We are humbled by the kindness and generosity of our corporate donors like Neiman Marcus,” said Flavia Llizo, co-president and chief development officer at Jackson Health Foundation. “We are thrilled to be supporting this initiative recognizing the dedication of one deserving frontline caregiver at Jackson."
Donor Spotlight

Perry Ellis International Donates 1 Million Masks to Jackson Memorial Hospital
GENEROUS DONATION: Carlos A. Migoya, Jackson Health System President and CEO (center), with Oscar Feldenkreis (left) and his son, George Feldenkreis, of Perry Ellis International.
Perry Ellis International joined the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 by donating one million masks to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The contribution reflects the company’s long-held philosophy of community outreach.

“Giving back has always been and will continue to be part of the Perry Ellis International DNA,” says Lorraine Medici, SVP of Marketing & Corporate Communications at Perry Ellis International. “Our recent donation of protective masks to Jackson Memorial Hospital is a prime example of our corporate philosophy.”

The Jackson Health Foundation and the entire Jackson Health System community thank Perry Ellis and the Feldenkreis family for their continued support.