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Jackson Health System

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Pedestrian Struck in Downtown Miami; Driver in Custody

    A Porsche SUV struck a pedestrian crossing Biscayne Boulevard near 14th Street just outside the Adrienne Arsht Center around 7:30 this morning. The driver, meanwhile, is in custody as police try to determine what happened. Traffic around downtown Miami is backed up as a result of the accident. Pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Sabor Nica in Little Havana: Argument Leaves Two Dead

    An argument between two men at a Little Havana restaurant took a violent turn over the weekend, when one man shot another, then apparently killed himself. This past Saturday evening, a man pulled a gun on another man inside Sabor Nica Restaurant at 49 NW 12th Ave. around 5 p.m., shot the other in f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Naked Man Impaled by Gate While Fleeing From Miami Cops

    A naked man running around a Miami neighborhood ended up impaling himself on a gate while trying to escape cops earlier this morning. The incident happened around 2 a.m. Police received a call from a screaming woman who claimed she had been assaulted. When they arrived at the scene, the found a nak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Stolen Car Crashes Into Miami Dade College Building, Explodes on Camera

    Just after midnight this morning, a stolen car was speeding through Liberty City when it clipped a light post and careened into a Miami Dade College building. The car exploded into flames, killing one person. Four survivors are in custody at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Incredibly, the entire episod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Hialeah Machete Attack: Police Searching for Suspect

    Last night during an argument in the parking lot of a Hialeah convenience store, a man pulled a machete and slashed his opponent in the face. Police are now searching for the suspect while the victim recovers in the hospital.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Teen Boy Shot In Wynwood Last Night

    A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in Wynwood last night. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of NW First Avenue and 28th Street, just a block off of the art district's main drag, and a few blocks from the Midtown shops.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Three Victims in Miami-Dade College Garage Collapse Confirmed Dead

    Authorities have just confirmed that a third victim has died in yesterday's garage collapse at Miami-Dade College's West Campus in Doral.Samuel Perez, a 52-year-old construction worker, was trapped below his knees. Rescue workers had to amputate both of his legs in order to free him around 1 a.m. He ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    August 6, 2012

    Bal Harbour Shops Purse Thief Falls From Second Story Trying to Escape

    A woman who attempted to snatch a purse this weekend at the ritzy Bal Harbour Shops ended up falling from the mall's second story while trying to escape. The victim, who had $20,000 in cash in the purse, had attempted to chase after the would-be burglar.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Bicyclist Hit on Rickenbacker Causeway in Critical Condition

    A cyclist was hit on the Rickenbacker Causeway and remains in the hospital in critical condition. The incident occurred yesterday near the Rusty Pelican restaurant.The Miami Herald reports that a BMW hit the cyclist, but Local 10 has pictures of a dark-green Jeep SUV with a dented windshield that wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Little Girl Hospitalized After Hide-and-Seek Game Goes Very, Very Wrong

    Generally, the game of hide-and-seek has two main components: hiding and seeking, and parents should be aware that a failure to complete both objects of the game can end in danger.A five-year-old girl is currently recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital after the game went very, very wrong.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Teen Boy Shot In Head By Spear Gun

    A 16-year-old boy was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital yesterday afternoon after a spear from a spear gun was lodged in his forehead during a freak accident. The boy and a 15-year-old friend were fishing in Southwest Miami-Dade when the spear gun accidentally launched.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Teen Shot in Liberty City While Walking Home From School

    ​A 17-year-old boy walking home from school was shot in Liberty City this afternoon. The student is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital, while police search the area for the culprit.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Student Stabbed and Seriously Injured at Barbara Goleman Senior High School

    ​Details are few and far between at the moment, but a student at Barbara Goleman Senior High School in Miami Lakes has been stabbed and seriously injured. WSVN reports that the student was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital. County police and fire rescue are on the scene investigating. Updated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Baby on Life Support After Being Beaten by Father in North Miami

    ​A four-month-old baby boy was on life support at Jackson Memorial Hospital this morning while his father appeared in court on charges of putting him there. Yosi Mahlab, 30 of North Miami, stands accused of beating his own son on January 21. The child lost brain activity as a result of the attack.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Pileup of Nearly 30 Bicyclists on Rickenbacker Causeway Sends Three to Hospital

    via WSVN​Close to 30 bicyclists were involved in an accident this morning on the Rickenbacker Causeway that sent three people to the hospital and injured several others. A large peloton was riding across the Key Biscayne bridge at up to  35 mph when some bikes lost control.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2011

    Club Nocturnal: Seven Shot, One Killed, Hundreds Stampede Out in Fear

    Brandon Marquis McGhee​About 3 a.m. this morning, after a beef at Nocturnal in downtown Miami, seven people were shot. So far, only one person has died, but it is the most gruesome attack at a Miami nightclub in years.According to police, the man killed was 26-year-old Brandon Marquis McGhee of No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Dr. Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson Killed by Neck Massager

    ​Dr. Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson, a radiologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital, met her untimely end last Christmas Eve. After an eight-month investigation, officials have found that she was killed by a neck massager. The doctor was using a ShoulderFlex deep-kneading shiatsu massager that became twis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Twelve-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Shot by Brother

    ​A 12-year-old girl was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital last night after she was shot by her brother. The brother, in his early 20s, was carrying a gun when it accidentally discharged and sent a bullet into the girl's leg. She's recovering and in stable condition. Update: The brother has now b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Jackson Memorial Apparently Only Hospital in the South That Cares About Gay People

    ​We wouldn't wish a trip to Jackson Memorial Hospital on our worst enemies. Yet according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign, the public Jackson Health System is the only hospital in the entire southern United States cited this year for providing equal care to LGBT patients. That's a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Drive-By Shooting Outside Churchill's Pub Leaves One Dead, One Injured

    ​An early morning shooting outside of Little Haiti's iconic punk rock dive bar, Churchill's Pub, has left one person dead and another recovering from a gunshot wound in the hospital. The incident happened around 3:30 this morning, and so far police have released few details.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Two Drive-By Shootings Claim Two Lives, Three Others Injured

    ​Two drive-by shootings in Miami this weekend that occurred just block and hours from each other resulted in the death of two people, and the injury of three others. The first critically injured a teenager, while the second claimed two lives and left two others injured.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Four-Year-Old Boy Shot in Groin by Brother After Playing with Rifle

    ​It's almost too crass to state, but it remains obvious that nothing mixes worse than kids and guns. Forget oil and water.A four-year-old boy in Little Havana was accidentally shot in the groin after his 17-year-old half brother found and then began playing with a rifle.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Surgeon Caught Stealing Equipment from Jackson Memorial Hospital

    ​The Jackson Health System has enough money problems at the moment. The last thing it needs is its own surgeons stealing medical equipment from the financially strapped public hospital system. Yet, Nir Hus, a surgeon and post graduate fellow at Jackson Memorial, has been arrested on charges of rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Exploding Pressure Cooker Severs 79-Year-Old Woman's Leg

    ​Pressure cookers can save time in the kitchen, but also can be extremely dangerous if used incorrectly. The pressure cooker of a 79-year-old woman exploded yesterday after falling on the floor. Scalding hot food was sent rupturing around the kitchen, and a piece of the pot severed the woman's leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Four Hialeah Teens Struck by Out of Control Car While Walking Home from School

    via WSVN​Four teenagers walking home from class at Miami Springs Senior High School were struck and injured by a careening, out of control car. The driver of the car lost control when he passed out due to some sort of medical condition. The incident occurred at West First Avenue and Ninth Street i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Man Shot in Chest During Nail Salon Robbery

    ​Nail salon employee is not a job usually associated with danger, but a worker at the Nails 4 U salon on Biscayne Boulevard and 155th Street was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital last night for surgery after being shot in the chest on the job.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Motorcycles Collide with Big Rig, Helicopter Comes to the Rescue on Krome Avenue

    via CBS4​An accident straight out of a Michael Bay movie has temporarily shut down a portion of Krome Avenue in both directions. At least three motorcycles collided with a tractor trailer. Luckily, a nearby helicopter landed near the scene, and a man jumped out of the chopper to administer CPR to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Salsa Fiesta Starts Delivery Throughout Downtown Miami

    The fiesta can now come to your office​Salsa Fiesta has launched delivery service spanning a three-mile radius surrounding the restaurant. Specifically: North, up to 54th and Biscayne, south to 15th and Brickell, west to I-95, and, exclusively, to Jackson Memorial Hospital.  Delivery is good ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    June 14, 2010

    Man Dies While Trying to Save Two Drowning Children off Virginia Key

    Two children were swimming yesterday afternoon around 3 p.m. off Virginia Key near the Miami Seaquarium when they began to struggle. Two men heroically jumped in to save them. However, one man died trying to the save kids.The man, identified as Douglas Frank Butler, was visiting from Gainesville and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Four-Year-Old Boy Survives After Falling from 17th Floor

    photo by Marc Averette via Wikicommons/CC2.0The boy fell seven stories to the poll deck of the DoubleTree. ​A 4-year-old boy took a tumble of a lifetime off a 17th floor balcony in downtown Miami this morning and miraculously managed to survive. The child was playing on the balcony of his home at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Four Shot During Flag Football Rampage

    Gunfire broke out last night during a women's flag football game at West Perrine Park, at SW 168th Street and 104th Avenue. Three assailants opened fire on the crowd. Four men were shot, and a woman broke her arm while trying to escape. Three of the men were hit in the leg, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Son Shoots at Home Invaders Who Shot Dad in Mouth

    Two armed robbers entered the home of several migrant workers on SW 141st Avenue at 282nd Street last night. They demanded cash and valuables, but one man decided to fight back. They subdued him and held him at gunpoint, eventually shooting him the mouth.The man's son went inside, retrieved a gun, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Jackson Memorial Hospital Gets Gay-Friendly Visitation Policy, Joins the 21st Century

    For years, Jackson Memorial Hospital has made US News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" list. But its reputation among gay people has been one of the worst in the country.  The reason is partly due to a court case filed by a lesbian named Janice Langbehn. In Fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    News Roundup: Police Searching for Bank Robber Who Looks Like Your Grandpa

    The University of Miami has received $500,000 from the Clinton/Bush Haiti Fund to keep operating a 240-bed hospital on the island. [CBS4]Up to 2,000 workers at Jackson Health System could lose their jobs. [NBCMiami]Wackenhut might pay $7.5 million to the county to settle a lawsui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    News Roundup: Scoop That Poop, or Face the Police

    The same water filtration system that may or may not be linked to cases of Legionnaire's disease at the EPIC, has been found in three other condo buildings in Miami. [CBS4]Jackson Health System is teetering on the edge of a financial emergency. [Herald]Somebody is a math superstar: "Well if we avera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    News Roundup

    The ringleader of the Liberty City Seven gets 13 years in jail. [Reuters]A 2-month-old baby received a liver transplant at Holtz Children's Hospital. [CBS4]A student at Miami Norland Senior High has been hospitalized after an attack with a hair pick. [Herald]SportsThe Heat beat the Hornets last nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Woman Who Set Herself on Fire Isn't Exactly the Sanest Person

    ​Regarding the woman who set herself on fire yesterday at the Mall of the Americas, this isn't exactly surprising: The woman's husband said she had been to Jackson Memorial Hospital three times recently for psychiatric help and has a history of mental problems, according to Miami Herald news ... More >>

  • News

    June 18, 2009

    Piece of Mind

    Jackson's mental health unit fails Miami.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Man Fatally Stabbed in Domestic Dispute

    View Larger Map A man was stabbed to death during a domestic dispute that occurred early this morning in Northwest Miami-Dade. The subject is detained by Miami-Dade Police and charges are pending. Detectives are investigating the scene and the relation of the two Latin males, whose names have not ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Hard Drive with ID Data Stolen from Jackson Memorial Hospital

    When I'm not writing Riptide, I live a life of crime.* Sorry, I wasn't here a couple of days last week, but I had an art heist to pull off at the Louvre. Anyway, earlier this month, I was hanging out at Jackson Memorial Hospital, as I tend to do, and saw a hard drive and swiped it. My computer is ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Miami Doctors Keep Teen Girl Alive for 118 Days Without a Heart

    University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center doctors announced today that 14-year-old D'Zhana Simmons survived nearly four months without a heart. The girl had a condition that caused her own heart to deteriorate. In July she underwent a heart transplant, but her body quickly rejected the or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Girl Who Suffered From a 12-Pound Facial Tumor Can Smile Again

    via ABC News In April Doctors at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center removed a 12-pound tumor from the face of Lai Thi Dao, a 15-year-old Vietnamese girl. You can see a picture of the tumor here, but be aware that it's pretty graphic. She appeared before the press today for the fi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2008
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    February 7, 2008
  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of September 8, 2005

    Hoops hype, bickering nurses, and cops as doctors

  • News

    August 18, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of August 18, 2005

    Dolphins squeaking, nurses freaking, readers shrieking

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2005
  • Dining

    November 9, 2000
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