Jackson Health System

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Lemoni Cafe Car Crash Victims Sue, One Was Pregnant With Twins

    This past October 4, ten people were hurt when a Toyota Camry careened onto the sidewalk and plowed through Lemoni Café's unlicensed outdoor seating area on NE Second Avenuein Buena Vista. According to a lawsuit filed November 17, three of the victims are suing the restaurant, as well as 3G Investm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Erica Mack Discusses Ultra Lawsuit

    On Friday, March 28, 2014, Erica Mack, a security guard working Ultra Music Festival was critically injured when she was trampled by a stampeding horde of gatecrashers. "I suffered two fractures in my skull. A temporal fracture and a fracture at the base of my skull," she tells Crossfade, recalling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Man Stabbed Outside Mekka Nightclub

    In the early hours of Sunday outside of Mekka Nightclub in Miami's 24-hour downtown entertainment district, a confrontation involving two different groups of friends ended up with one man stabbing another. The victim, 31 year-old Marlon Sanchez, is listed in critical condition at Jackson Memorial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Two Injured in South Beach McDonald's Shooting

    The McDonald's on Lincoln Road and Washington Ave. is one of the liveliest places on the beach. At any hour of the day or night, the fast food restaurant is filled with a mix of young and old, trendy and homeless, tourists and locals craving a quick bite before the beach or after a long night of par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    After Four Die in Dinner Key Boating Accident, New Details Follow

    More than 48 hours after four people were killed and several others injured in a gruesome boat collision near Dinner Key authorities are still working to determine details of the crash. "Now it's just a matter of putting the pieces of the puzzle together," Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission spok ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Up to Ten People Shot, Two Killed in Liberty City Mass Shooting

    Around 2:30 this morning, gunfire strafed the courtyard of a Liberty City apartment building, wounding up to ten and killing two in the worst instance of mass violence in Miami this year. Police are still sorting through the chaos to determine what happened. "We have no motive at this time," Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Man Escaped Hospital Mental Evaluation, Attempts Carjacking, Steals Bike

    A man lead police on a wild chase this morning after he escaped from Jackson Memorial Hospital's crisis center. The unidentified suspect had been placed their under the Baker Act to undergo a mental evaluation, but managed to slip out and then tried to steal a car before successfully stealing a bike ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Liberty City Boy Spends Second Birthday in Hospital Recovering From Gunshot to the Head

    Today is little Shaba's second birthday. He's spending it Jackson Memorial Hospital recovering from being shot in the head during a random outburst of gunfire in Liberty City on Sunday morning.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Three Miami-Dade Police Officers Shot, Two Suspects Killed During Manhunt

    Three Miami-Dade Police officers are recovering this morning and two suspects are dead after a massive county-spanning manhunt. The incident began around 4:30 a.m. when the first officer tried to arrest a subject after gunshots were reported in the 2200 block of NW 27th Avenue. The suspect shot th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Police Shoot Suspected Purse Snatcher Outside Hialeah Publix

    The last thing anyone wants to do while doing their grocery shopping if suddenly find themselves in the middle of a police shooting, yet that's exactly what happened last night to shoppers at a Publix in Hialeah. A police officer working security detail at the Publix Sabor at 1290 West 68th St. go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Fourth of July BBQ Explosion Seriously Injures Four in Hialeah Gardens

    Every July 5th, Americans wake up to news of Independence Day partiers severely injured when patriotic explosions go wrong; out in California's Simi Valley, 28 people were hurt when a fireworks show blew up on the ground near a crowd of spectators. The worst accident in Miami on this Fourth of Jul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Police Shoot Man Outside Marlins Park After Game Begins

    As if getting pounded 10-1 last night by the Milwaukee Brewers to keep the worst record in baseball wasn't bad enough for the Marlins, a Miami police officer shot and critically wounded a man just outside the ballpark shortly after the game began. The shooting, which was related to a drug investiga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Riptide's Ten Most Popular Posts of 2012: Porn Stars, Roadside Masturbation and the Miami Zombie

    Another year down. Thousands more blog posts committed to Riptide's digital page. So what better way to look back at the previous year than to look at the posts that racked up the most page views on this here humble blog. Of course, that makes the year of 2012 look like it was dominated by the Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Four Halloween Partiers Stabbed In Coconut Grove, Three in Critical Condition UPDATE

    With crisp autumn weather and no rain in sight, thousands of costumed revelers packed the street party on CocoWalk in Coconut Grove last night. Amidst all the drunken, blood-soaked zombies, though, a very real bloodbath broke out around 3 a.m. last night.After a fight erupted among partiers leaving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Suspect Killed, Miami-Dade Detective Shot on Coral Way Grow-House Raid

    One suspect is dead and a Miami-Dade detective is recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital this morning after an undercover raid on a suspected grow house on Coral Way erupted into a fierce gunfight last night.A narcotics unit that included FBI agents in plainclothes was investigating the house near ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Ronald Poppo, Face-Eating Victim, Had Been Shot in Bayfront Park Back in 1976 UPDATED

    Ronald Poppo is currently in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital after having large portions of his face chewed off by Rudy Eugene on Saturday near the MacArthur Causeway. However, it's not Poppo's first trip to Jackson Memorial Hospital after receiving near-fatal injuries in downtown Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    240 Jobs Cut at Jackson Health System

    Just in time for the holidays, the top brass at Jackson Health System have decided to cut 240 jobs from their rolls. That means 170 people are now out of work just weeks before the holiday season. The rest of the job cuts are made up by the elimination of unfilled positions. 

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Two Five-Year-Old Boys Struck by Stolen SUV During Police Chase

    via WSVNOne of the victims. ​A police chase almost turned tragic last night when the driver of a stolen SUV hit two young boys playing in front of their grandfather's house.The incident occurred last night near NW 39th Place in Miami Gardens. The suspect has stolen the vehicle and was driving at s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Man Hospitalized After Baby Mama Stabs Him At Work

    One very angry, armed and dangerous baby mama remains at large in Miami today, while the father of her child is at Jackson Memorial Hospital recovering from a stab wound. According to police, the man was working at the Shell gas station near Northwest Seventh Avenue and 54th Street when th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2011

    New York City Cop Shot On South Beach, Police Still Looking For Suspects

    photo by chensiyuan via Wikimedia Commons​An off-duty New York City police officer was shot on South Beach outside a ritzy beach resort early this morning, police say. Miami Beach detectives have shut down Collins Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets today while they search for whomever shot the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Five Hurt, One Killed In Early Morning Liberty City Drive-By Shooting

    via CBS4Bikes are scattered outside the scene of a drive-by.​A sizable crowd was hanging outside a grocery market in the heart of Liberty City a little before 1:30 this morning when police say a white Nissan Maxima rolled up and someone in the car started blasting indiscriminately.When the smoke c ... More >>

  • 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

    June 7, 2011

    Lazaro Bernabeu Stabbed His Wife to Death, Then Took His Daughter Hostage

    ​A tense standoff between a SWAT team and a man who fatally stabbed his wife came to an end after police successfully apprehended the suspect.Lazaro Bernabeu, 49, is believed to have stabbed his common-law wife, Eileen Lozano, 32, multiple times following a dispute this morning. The man has a long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Two Wounded, One Killed In Assault Rifle Ambush in Liberty City

    ​Miami police are looking for multiple gunmen with assault rifles who attacked a group in Liberty City early this morning, leaving one man dead and two seriously wounded.Dean Nathan Young, who was 45 years old, died shortly after he and two others were "ambushed" on the front lawn of a home on NW ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Ricardo Orta Jr. Shot by Miami Police in Little Havana (Update)

    ​A City of Miami Police officer has shot and wounded a suspect in Little Havana. Ricardo Orta Jr., a 19-year-old, is in stable condition this morning at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The shooting happened outside a dollar store in the strip mall near NW 14th Avenue and West Flagler Street around 6 p. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Feverish's Felecia Hatcher on Gaming and Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Annette Peikert/soulofmiami.comFelecia Hatcher is a Palm Beach native, former Wii slinger, and a true ice cream lover. She and her husband Derick Pearson co-own Feverish one of the longest running "food" trucks in the area, selling frozen desserts. They just introduced six new Feverish carts around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Naked Man Tasered After Shooting DEP Officer in the Hands

    ​A bizarre incident this morning involving a Florida Department of Environmental Protection officer and an apparently naked suspect ended up with the officer taking bullets to his hand while the au natural suspect was Tasered.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    New Times Cleans Up in Green Eyeshades

    ​Miami New Times cleaned up in the nondaily division of the 60th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards, which determine the best work in 11 Southeastern States. Former staff writer Natalie O'Neill took a first place in investigative reporting for "Piece of Mind," a probe of suicides and other problems at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Four-Year-Old Dies After Shooting Himself in Head

    ​In today's roundup of the travesties and tragedies of South Florida: A 4-year-old boy is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the head, a police officer shoots and kills a man during a traffic stop, the search for a missing boater has turned into a homicide investigation, and a teen dies o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Study: When it Comes to Gay Discrimination, Miami Hospitals Are Behind the Times

    Let's say, for argument's sake, you are a big dumb homophobe. If you happen to work at a hospital in Miami-Dade, you should totally celebrate! You're free to give gay parents the boot, turn away transgender folks, and block life partners from their dying loved ones. Reckon you found the right count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Rodgrick Girtman Confesses to Killing Corneshia Miller In Front of Their Children

    ​Nineteen-year-old Rodgrick Girtman has been arrested in the murder of Corneshia Miller, also 19, after confessing to police.Girtman shot Miller in front of their two children, a toddler and an infant. She was found with gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon in her home around Northwest 68th Street ... 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

    December 4, 2009

    Help Mend a Heart: New Found Glory Singer's Mom Sick, Without Insurance and Needs Your Help

    ​If you've lived in South Florida for any length of time, chances are, there are fewer than six degrees of separation between you and the tight-knit Pundik family. Of the three creative Pundik kids, Jordan is the singer for New Found Glory (and is currently on tour with his friends in Dashboard Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Murder Miami Style: Two Dead in Separate Shootings Across Town This Morning

    View Larger MapIn a bizarre coincidence, two men died and another clings to life this morning after separate shootings 15 miles apart at virtually the same time. The deadly hour was 6:30 a.m. One shooting left 43-year-old Conrado Antigua Gallardo dead on the street at 1550 SW 131st Ct.. in Tamiami. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Murder Miami Style: Maybe the NE Second Avenue Shooting Wasn't Just a Random Crime

    Gregory Poux was killed around the corner from New Times at the Windwood car wash on Northeast Second Avenue last night. The 34 year old who lived up the street in Little Haiti was shot multiple times, then died at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The Herald and cops portrayed the death as tragic. He care ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Taxi Driver Shot in Northwest Miami-Dade

    A taxi driver was shot early this morning as he was working near NW 91st Street and Seventh Avenue.Jacques Milien, 64, was shot multiple times after what appeared to be an armed robbery at 6:15 a.m., Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Det. Rebeca Perez said. He is in stable condition at Jackson Memorial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    CNN Profiles Miami's "Kool-Aid Kids," Children Born with HIV

    Every week at Jackson Memorial Hospital, teens and young adults who were either born with HIV or infected at a young age meet. They call themselves the Kool-Aid Kids. They've defied the odds and lived to a time when HIV is a manageable, albeit chronic, disease. CNN recently profiled them, and today ... More >>

  • News

    May 14, 2009

    Bound and Shackled at Jackson Memorial

    Former director says staff abused mentally ill.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Jackson Memorial Sued for Shackling Mentally Ill Kids

    Lawyers working for Jackson Memorial Hospital have their hands full. The mammoth, publicly-funded facility has been sued over 160 times in the past five years. But few complaints are as disturbing as the one filed yesterday. It came from Lisa Burton, former acting director of patient care in the m ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008
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    February 7, 2008
  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Nastie's Nice

    Infamous rock promoter hits the airwaves for a locals-only radio show.

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Moldy Christmas

    "They’re throwing us out two weeks before Christmas"

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2006

    The City That Sleeps

    Miami, the neon swamp we all call home is, evidently, a fine place to sleep. A recent study conducted by Bert Sperling of fifty American cities places us at #8. Despite all the doomful possibilities (hurricanes, gunfire, giant reptile mauling) Miamians are sleeping a hell of a lot better than those ... More >>

  • News

    August 25, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of August 25, 2005

    Condo fantasies, disappearing nurses, and boogers as art

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Disappearing Nurses

    My family's harrowing experience at Jackson Memorial Hospital

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    Doctors and Deadbeats

    Jackson Memorial Hospital's foreign patients owe the county more than $85 million

  • City Life

    May 11, 2000

    Best Mile Of Miami

    Fourteenth Street from North Bayshore to NW North River Drive

  • News

    January 7, 1999
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    August 21, 1991
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