1992

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1992

Grand Opening

On August 3, 1992, Ryder Trauma Center opened just weeks before Hurricane Andrew devastated South Miami-Dade County. Ryder Trauma – the designated South Florida facility to treat the President of the United States, if necessary – has a rooftop helipad that can withstand the weight of a 20,000-pound Blackhawk helicopter. The helipad’s capability played a critical role after Hurricane Andrew since those who were critically injured were airlifted to Jackson on board Blackhawks.

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1994

U.S. Congressman Writes Law

On October 28, 1994, the William Lehman Injury Research Center in Ryder Trauma was officially dedicated with special guests, including U.S. Secretary of Transportation Federico Peña and retired U.S. Rep. William Lehman (D-Florida). Cong. Lehman created legislation that enabled the Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the center's research.

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2001

U.S. Army Selects Ryder Trauma To Train Surgical Teams

In October 2001, the U.S. Army selects Ryder Trauma as its only national Army Trauma Training Center in order to enhance the clinical skills and experience of its Forward Surgical Teams before being deployed for combat.

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10 Years

Ryder Trauma Center celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Since the inception of the training program with the U.S. Army a few months earlier, Ryder Trauma had already trained more than 200 surgeons, nurses and paramedics.

2002

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2003

Designated As Primary Responder

Jackson Health System is designated as the primary responder in case of a disaster, bioterrorist attack, or public health emergency in Miami-Dade County. Ryder Trauma is one of the four main components for emergency preparedness.

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2008

UM/JM Burn Center Receives Notice Of Successful Verification By The ABA

After completing the rigorous process set forth by the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons, the UM/JM Burn Center receives notice of successful verification by the ABA.

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2010

Haiti Relief

Just 12 hours after the earthquake struck in January 2010, Project Medishare, an organization founded and led by University of Miami/Jackson physicians Dr. Barth Green and Dr. Arthur Fournier, had mobilized the first medical team on the ground in Haiti. They immediately began delivering emergency medical care to the injured in a field hospital at the airport in Port-au-Prince. Over the following weeks and months, dozens of doctors, nurses and physical therapists used their own time off to travel to Haiti to help with the relief efforts. The difference they made was remarkable. At the same time, our medical professionals here in Miami were also impacting the lives of earthquake survivors. Just days after the quake, Jackson began receiving critically injured survivors who had been flown to the states for medical care. In all, Jackson treated 205 earthquake survivors – all of whom survived.

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2010

Teletrauma Networks Awarded NAHP Safety Net Award

Jackson is awarded the 2010 NAPH Safety Net Award by the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems for "Emergency Preparedness."

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20 Years

On August 3, 2012 after 20 years of experience, records show that the lives of nearly 75,000 critically injured people have been saved because of the efforts of the outstanding medical team at Ryder Trauma Center.

2012

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2012

Ryder Trauma Center Celebrates 20 Years Of Saving Lives

On August 3, 2012, Ryder Trauma Center celebrates its 20th anniversary. At that point, records showed that the lives of nearly 75,000 critically injured people have been saved because of the efforts of the outstanding medical team at Ryder Trauma Center.

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2013

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Miami-Dade County Approves A Helipad At Jackson South Medical Center

The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners (BCC) unanimously approved an application for a helipad at Jackson South Medical Center, moving the hospital closer to readiness for being a part of Jackson Health System’s expansion of its world-renowned trauma service.

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2014

Ryder Trauma Center Fortification Project

Ryder Trauma Center begins a fortification project that involved hardening of the exterior of the building with funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management System. The new structure is designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane.

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2016

University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Burn Rehabilitation Therapy Unit Renovation

In October 2016, Florida Power and Light (FPL) donated $500,000 to Jackson Health System and the Jackson Health Foundation to renovate and upgrade the rehabilitation therapy unit at the center. The FPL Power to Care Burn Rehabilitation Therapy Unit now features new parallel bars, trampolines, and exercise equipment that are used to help patients with their treatment and recovery.

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2016

Jackson South Provisional Level II Trauma Center Opens

Jackson South Medical Center opened its provisional Level II trauma center. The center began operating as a full-service, around-the-clock trauma center. But unlike other provisional Level II trauma centers, it has immediate access to the leading-edge resources of Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial.

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Ryder Trauma Center Celebrates 25 Years Of Saving Lives In Miami-Dade County

Ryder Trauma Center celebrates 25 years of saving lives at Jackson Memorial. After 25 years of experience, records show that the lives of nearly 95,000 critically injured people have been saved at Ryder Trauma.

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